We cannot afford business as usual in our criminal justice system. Our new multi-million dollar jail is already too small to hold our County's inmates. We need a comprehensive system of reform and rehabilitation that keeps low level non violent offenders out of jail and in the workforce.
COVID-19 has taught telemedicine platforms are a viable and efficient tool to our health care needs. We can use this medical platform, along with a sliding scale, for our residents to treat non emergencies and still shift “budgetary unnecessary overspending ." We must also expand COVID-19 testing and contact tracing from the beginning.
I will ensure that we are proactive in planning out our infrastructure where growth makes the most sense. We cannot continue to allow unrestricted development to be the only guiding force. Our community and our environmental capacity should be the main voice on where future growth occurs.
We will not solve our flooding problems until we approach the problem from a REGIONAL perspective. I will look where the problems start and they are at headwaters, impervious cover and new development. I'm going to reach out to regional partners using a fresh approach to create new tools to save lives and property.
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