The community of the Old North End and downtown Burlington are hungry for change. As I walk the neighborhoods knocking on doors, talking with community members I’m hearing three issues that come up again and again.
1. Safe Neighborhoods:
Crime isn’t going away and having awoke in the middle of the night myself to find an intruder in my home, I can tell you it’s time we get serious about making our community safer.
Read my priorities for making our streets safer.
2. Affordable Housing:
Burlington must continue to support real affordable housing options for families and Vermonters desperate for housing. This is a human rights issue. I currently am working on rehabing a formerly condemned three unit property on North Winooski Ave working to make it an affordable housing option.
Read my priorities for making housing more affordable in Burlington.
I’m one of the many Vermonters who doesn’t own a car. I bike everywhere around Burlington. Perhaps you’ve seen me? Urban transportation is not just an environmental issue, it’s a human rights issue. Better access for all members of our community is something I’ve dedicated myself to. As theBicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator for the Vermont Agency on Transportation I helped build, rebuild, and repair hundreds of miles of bike and pedestrian paths throughout the state.
As a State Representative, I fought to bring Amtrak to Vermont, to give Vermonters more options when it comes to traveling around New England and beyond.