wichita mayor F.A.Q.

What are your top priorities for the city?

As the mayor, my top priorities for the city are to promote economic development, improve public safety, enhance education, address infrastructure needs, and promote sustainability.

How are you planning to address issues such as crime, education, and infrastructure?

To address crime, we should work with law enforcement officials and community leaders to develop strategies that promote community policing and increase public safety. For education, should be working to improve the quality of education in our schools and provide more resources for teachers and students. Finally, for infrastructure, we should invest in road and bridge repairs, expand public transportation options, and enhance public facilities such as parks and community centers.

What steps are being taken to promote economic development in the city?

To promote economic development, we should be working to attract new businesses and industries to the area by offering incentives such as tax breaks and streamlined permit processes. The city and its members should also working to improve the workforce by investing in job training and education programs and providing resources for entrepreneurs and small business owners.

What are your plans for addressing homelessness and poverty in the city?

To address homelessness and poverty, the city should be partnering with local nonprofits and community organizations to provide resources and support for those in need. This includes initiatives such as affordable housing programs, job training and placement, and access to healthcare and mental health services.

How is the city preparing for natural disasters and emergencies?

We should be are working closely with emergency response teams to develop and implement disaster preparedness plans, conduct regular drills and training exercises, and improve communication systems to ensure that residents are informed and prepared in the event of an emergency.

What measures are being taken to ensure transparency and accountability in local government?

We should be committed to transparency and accountability in local government and are implementing measures such as open data portals, public meetings, and financial reporting to ensure that our operations are transparent and accessible to the public.

How can citizens get involved in local government and have their voices heard?

Citizens can get involved in local government by attending city council meetings, participating in public comment periods, serving on advisory committees, and communicating with elected officials.

How is the city addressing environmental concerns and promoting sustainability?

We should address environmental concerns and promote sustainability by implementing green infrastructure projects, promoting renewable energy options, and improving waste management and recycling programs.

What steps are being taken to improve transportation and mobility in the city?

To improve transportation and mobility, we should be investing in public transit options such as buses and light rail, promote alternative modes of transportation such as biking and walking, and improve road and bridge infrastructure to reduce traffic congestion.

How is the city addressing issues related to diversity and inclusion?

We should be committed to promoting diversity and inclusion in the city and are working to ensure that all residents have equal access to resources and services. This includes initiatives such as diversity training for city employees, support for minority-owned businesses, and outreach programs to underrepresented communities.

You are an advocate for the legalization of Marijuana; why is that?

Marijuana, also known as cannabis, has been used for medicinal purposes for thousands of years. More recently, there has been a growing body of research that suggests marijuana can help treat a variety of medical conditions, including pain relief, nausea, vomiting, anxiety and depression, and even some neurological disorders like Parkinson’s’, epilepsy, and multiple sclerosis.