ERICK ON THE ISSUES

We need bold, new ideas. Erick Walker has plenty.

Why am I Running for City Council?

I’m running for City Council to move Ward 4 forward, to address poverty and to support “out of the box” ideas to address crime.

I will continue to support our seniors and talk with them about what’s important to them.

I think it’s time that the citizens of Cleveland be allowed to address their leaders at City Council meetings petition City leaders for redress of grievances.

I believe we should prioritize establishing a school on the Cleveland’s east side similar to the Max Hayes School on the west side—where our young men and women can learn trade skills.

I believe that every human being has a right to dignity and that dignity includes a good job making at least $15 dollars an hour.

I also believe that dignity includes providing health care options for people who need help and can’t afford it.

I will passionately fight to be an advocate for Ward 4 and I will seek to be in partnership with individuals and institutions that are trying to advance the quality of life in our Ward.

ON THE ISSUES


PUBLIC SAFETY

  • Believes “to attack crime, we must first attack poverty”
  • Fund innovative programs to address crime in Ward 4 such as neighbor-to-neighbor
  • Develop public safety career paths for Cleveland residents


ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

  • Focused job training in Ward 4 through the trades
  • Accessible high-speed internet and WIFI for all Ward 4 residents
  • Guaranteed $15 minimum wage
  • Secure responsible ownership and revitalization of Shaker Square as a neighborhood center for all residents.


HOUSING

  • Expand programs allowing seniors to stay in their homes
  • Support efforts to supply affordable housing
  • Hold absentee owners responsible for maintaining their properties


GREEN CLEVELAND

  • Focus on food apartheid by promoting food sovereignty
  • Encourage healthy eating through neighborhood-based gardening
  • Promote and fund neighborhood parks for children


DEMOCRATIC REFORMS

  • Support public comment at Cleveland City Council meetings
  • Encourage participation of residents in setting city budgets
  • Set schedule in advance for monthly Ward 4 community meetings
  • Support holding committee meetings at times and locations to promote resident attendance

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