My Legislative Priorities

Reset Ward 9’s Relationship with the Providence Police Department

  • Decriminalize possession of all controlled substances to reset police focus on major crime, reduce accidental overdose, and heal police-community relationships through restorative dialogue.
  • Support alternatives for mental health emergencies that incorporate trained clinicians, peer recovery specialists, and community members.

Build Housing Across the City that is Affordable to our Lowest Income Neighbors Whether they Rent or Own

Make Cheaper Solar Energy Accessible to All Neighbors

Improve the Conditions of Providence Public Schools

  • Hire more qualified and diverse teachers, behavioral support specialists, and social workers to reduce the educator to student ratio.
  • Ensure student and family access to effective IEP and 504 plans through direct council member support and oversight.
  • Empower individual schools to design their own relationship with Students Resources Officers (SRO’s) with meaningful student, parent and teacher input.

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