I am a graduate member of the Aspen Institute-Rodel Fellowship Class of 2007, Leadership Georgia Class of 2000 and Leadership Atlanta Class of 1998. I am also a lifelong member of the NAACP.
Mayor of the City of Atlanta
I’m running for Mayor because I love Atlanta and I know what it takes to get crime under control. Under my Administration, crime was at 40-year lows. If elected, I will get violent crime under control and I will bring to bear every resource available to tackle this surge of violent crime.
I am the only candidate to have served as Mayor which make me uniquely qualified to tackle our city’s most pressing issues. Under my leadership, crime was at 40-year lows, the city was on its best financial footing in 40 years and I increased core city services while reducing the City’s spending during the worst recession in 80 years.
Our city needs hands-on leadership. I am the only candidate with the leadership and experience to turn our city around. I have done it before, and I can do it again.
Crime is the number one crisis facing our city. It impacts our collective quality of life and the city’s reputation, creating a vicious cycle that undermines everything that makes our city great.
I will bring a clarity of purpose and zero tolerance for crime that will be communicated every day, across City Hall. Until our city feels safe again, we will conduct weekly cabinet meetings organized around crime data and the measures each department will take to positively impact public safety. City departments will understand and demonstrate urgency and focus on restoring our city’s safety.
I will focus on public safety, expanding affordable housing and improving transportation and infrastructure that will support our growing population.
My administration will focus on reducing violent crime, opening all 33 of our Centers of Hope recreation centers, and implementing a 100-day amnesty program to allow residents to clear violations with the exception of DUIs.