Our Proposals and Positions
We want to build community wealth by investing in the city’s residents, local businesses which provide good jobs and are rooted in our community, and public goods which benefit everybody (such as transit, affordable housing, public broadband, renewable energy, and parks). This means focusing economic development incentives to enhance existing neighborhood assets rather than giving tax breaks to wealthy interests.
Some departments/programs need major overhauls. Cleveland Public Power, for example, should become a national leader among public power providers in helping residents and business generate clean, renewable electricity. The city needs a whole new waste reduction and recycling program. And the Building and Housing Department needs more capacity to implement the lead-safe housing program and to develop needed new programs, such as point-of-sale inspection for all residential properties and visual inspection of all rental properties every three years.