We all know someone who has been impacted by opioid abuse and heroin addiction. As your councilman, I will be a resource for those seeking help. Working hand in hand with public safety, human services, and addiction programs, we can connect residents to resources. And while supporting the rehabilitation process, we must also be aware of locating halfway houses and other facilities in the heart of our neighborhoods that could impact economic development and investment in those communities.
Drug dealers have no place in our community. I will work with law enforcement and members of the community to bring an end to the operations of drug dealers in our district. Residents know where the drugs in our neighborhoods are being sold — I will develop partnerships with our community leaders to find and dispose of drug safe havens.
Dependency is an awful illness that affects too many of our families. I will ensure that our neighbors affected by this epidemic have access to the treatment and rehabilitation services that they need, whether that be within the district, city, or county.
I will fight for the necessary resources to be available in our community, from access to pain management centers, to making sure that our police have the equipment and manpower to tackle this problem head on.