The following are the some of the concerns that I and a multitude of residents and business owners and other leaders in District 1 have related to me:
I have several ideas how to address this situation starting with the District 1 police commander. I want to share several of my ideas with that person but I prefer that when I take office I will be given the opportunity to assign a person that shares my vision and desire to address the crime issue, the homeless issue, and traffic congestion. One of my visions is by way of, obtaining state or federal grants and/or funds from my office to purchase golf cart type vehicles with police insignias and lights and assign them with a police officer to certain areas and neighborhood with high crime. These officers will either work as volunteers or will be paid off duty rates and will be given a cell phone that all the residents and business owners of the areas that they are assigned to will immediately call them with any concerns or crime violations. The officer should not be more than 3 minutes away from any given area that is assigned to them. I further want to obtain crime fighting grants either from the state or federal government to pay for police overtime/off-duty and have more police presence and visibility. I also want to increase the crime watch and citizen participation in these types of programs and provide them with education and training as to how they can help us help them. To prevent any crime opportunity and/or any drug related activity in the neighborhoods or business areas. I further want to increase the police visibility in our much needed and valued business districts by assigning mounted police patrols/horse police patrols. Every metropolitan city and every nation knows the value of these types of police initiatives and how their visibility has a great impact on crime. These are just some of my ideas.