Public Spaces

Neighborhood infrastructure will be a primary focus and I will leverage all of the resources available at the Metro Council to make that focus apparent.

Improving cities is not just about legislation. It’s also about planning and long-term commitment.  We can make a transformational change by altering the built environment by improving our long-ignored public infrastructure.

In any city we visit, the neighborhoods we remember are those with beautiful buildings, boulevards, and public art as well as things you don’t see – broken curbs, washed-out crosswalks, dingy trash bins, potholes, and graffiti.

We need and deserve bountiful street trees, plants, and flowers, well-designed street furniture and bus stops, attractive and useful signage, and architecturally detailed lamps and lighting.  They make us feel good and create treasured places for all to enjoy.

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