Reduce Crime, Reenergize Business, Renew Quality of Life
Law Enforcement Updates
Increase the number of uniformed officers
Give residency incentives to police who choose to work where they live
Require regular training and mental counseling for all officers
Training in de-escalation tactics
Give access to crisis counselors and social workers
Have some police using beat cops, bicycles and horseback
Use alternative measures to control crime
Youth programming - explore the use of JR Cadet academies in high schools
Neighborhood Crime Watch groups
Focus on Downtown Minneapolis business revitalization
Provide incentives to keep commerce within the boundaries of Minneapolis
Continue to rebuild Lake Street
Renew quality of life
Tackle mental health
Instill civic pride
Parks and Recreation
Growing up within Minneapolis, I have many fond memories of heading down to Minnehaha Falls with my friends on our bikes and enjoying everything that the park had to offer: beautiful lakes, paved trails, and public beaches. We are the envy of every major city! Lately, think our parks have fallen into decline. I recommend we change the city charter, and start appointing experts In the fields of botany, irrigation, and landscaping to keep our parks in excellent condition for generations to come.
Jobs and the Economy
The City of Minneapolis is the state of Minnesota's crown jewel. The magnificent hotels, restaurants, theaters and professional sports venues have suffered due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the terrible tragedy of George Floyd's death. I believe that what happens in the City's downtown area reverberates to the rest of the state. We need a chief executive that is aggressively selling our city to lucrative conventions and companies, so our city can move forward, instead of constantly apologizing and living in the past. With safe streets and new ideas on street parking, I think we can live up to our crown jewel status.
Paid for by Mike for Mayor.