A brief 1 minute introduction.
We are currently in a mental health-crises, psychiatric units all across Washington are overwhelmed, suicide is on the rise. Homelessness is on the rise, currently 40,056 veterans are homeless nationwide. Seattle and King County are still listed as one of the locations with the largest number of homeless veterans in the U.S in 2018. We now have close to 3 percent uptick in homelessness in Seattle and this was before the covid outbreak. Furthermore, we have a rent moratorium that is ending in the summer. After the aforementioned date, homelessness could skyrocket even further if there aren’t any measures in place.
Body cams should be mandatory at all times. We need more community engagement, accountability, better marketing, advertising and storytelling, as it pertains to building a more diversified force. We need a reallocation of some line items as it pertains to the budget do a forensic analysis see what programs work, eliminate the ones that don’t. Lastly, we need more stringent hate crime laws. Crimes against the Asian population has increased 150 percent that’s shameful.
We need to keep low-income families from being priced out of the housing market, owning land is the fastest way toward acquiring wealth. We need more diversity in the media realm that way people will have a better appreciation of the value of diversity specifically in the more rural areas they need a better understanding of diverse cultures and appreciate the beauty of divergence. When our administration takes office, we aim to create a committee specifically dedicated to the issue of racial diversity in media and in business. Furthermore, the racist credit system needs immediate attention minorities disproportionately pay higher interest rates on car loans, home loans, Insurance rates and the list goes on, it’s shameful and dehumanizing.
We need more affordable housing an equitable distribution of government contracts, reduce redlining, and gentrification. We need more zoning codes for multifamily homes. We need to expedite the repairing of damaged bridges; get them up and running as soon as possible. We need more clean city initiatives. In addition, all transportation mechanisms should have convenient routes that lead to downtown Seattle. Furthermore, voters should have more of a voice on the designing of murals throughout the city of Seattle perhaps a voting contest for the best murals would suffice. We need a better nightlife; we want people to stay downtown after work and spend more money. Moreover, we need more music festivals; outside and downtown. We need to bring live comedy back; more live comedy-clubs downtown and throughout the city. We need more public parking downtown more creative marketing as it pertains to advertising for the tourism industry in other words, we need a Seattle rebrand
Sea levels rising weather is becoming more and more unpredictable. We have to continue the conversation, educate ourselves and others, work with the community so that we can reduce the exposure to climate change. We need to advocate for more farming research and food consultants. We have to adapt to the stress and change while retaining food’s productive structure and yield. We have to reduce vulnerability and building adaptive capacity such that after being exposed to severe climate stress, the farm bounces back swiftly and remains viable.
It’s no secret that weather, such as storms, tornadoes and extreme heat temps, severe cold temps, and ice storms impact food production. Therefore, we have to reconsider how we grow our food supply to help prevent a more severe climate catastrophe. We need to build soil health for improved water and nutrient retention, design water infrastructure for storage, drainage, and irrigation. We need more investment into greenhouses, select plants that yield under water stress, diversify the crop mix, and tweak the production systems such that we are less susceptible to weather extremes.