Jillia will work with community to bring more voices to the table for a more just and visionary Ward 1 and Minneapolis.

ISSUE

HOUSING FOR ALL

 

JILLIA WILL:

Invest in community land trusts and perpetual affordable housing, fight for tenant rights, and support including affordable units in new developments. Build more housing so we can continue to welcome new neighbors.

 

CORPORATE WELFARE

 

Oppose corporate welfare and instead use precious public resources to support the public good and small business.

 

POLICE COMMUNITY RELATIONS

 

Work to re-create effective police oversight, and invest in proven community policing and partnership programs. Greater de-escalation training, body cameras that turn on automatically, invest in mental and public health programs over a highly militarized police dept.

 

CLIMATE CHANGE

 

Support strong action to fight climate change. She was endorsed by the DFL Environmental Caucus - and doesn’t take utility lobbyist dollars.

 

ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE

 

Invest in Green Zones, so low-income communities hit hardest by pollution receive the clean up and investment they deserve. She will lead the transition to renewable energy.

 

WORKPLACE PROTECTIONS

 

Support strong action by the City on workplace protections like fair scheduling, wage theft, a living wage of $15 for all workers.

 

TRANSPORTATION

 

Truly implement the Complete Streets policy by prioritizing people who live in our neighborhoods over people driving through them, and make sure that bike/ped projects in Ward 1 live up to their potential.

 

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

 

Support equitable ways of engaging all kinds of people, through strong neighborhood organizations and in other ways.  Will push the City to do more to reach out to immigrants and people who speak English as a second language, not less.