After almost two years of pain, anxiety and mourning, it is time to get up, recognize the mistakes we have made in the past and move forward to create safe spaces throughout Louisville. We can do that in a variety of ways, and I think it is time to try new, bold action to keep ourselves and our fellow citizens safe.
We need to provide people with opportunities for life-sustaining employment, education and resources to move residents from surviving to thriving. We have to do more to get people off of the streets, into stable living environments, while also addressing their physical and behavioral health needs.
Public safety is more than disheartening headlines and the crime rate. We need greater transparency and accountability not only from our law enforcement, but every government institution. The only way to build trust is to earn it through honest hard work. I want to be a part of the solution and I will work to help Louisville thrive.