Keisha Sean Waites
Small Business Owner and Former State Representative
• National Council of State Legislators (NCSL) • Henry Toll Fellowship, Fellow • Harvard University Leadership Institute, Graduate • David Bohnett Fellowship Foundation, Fellow • Social Justice Ministry, Rehoboth Fellowship of Atlanta
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Atlanta City Council-Post 3-At-Large-Citywide
I’m running because I am tired of marginalized and underserved communities constantly being ignored, spiking violent crime, poor delivery of city services, a lack of affordable housing for seniors and legacy residents. I have the legislative experience and relationships at local, state and federal levels necessary to navigate many of the issues.
I served in government for 19 years working at the local, state, regional and federal levels. I have existing relationships and intimately understand how to move important policy issues though all levels of government.
We must have representation that has the experience and relationships to navigate the current volatile political current between the city and the state.
For some it’s public safety, for others it’s affordable housing and food insecurity, while for others it’s spiking taxes, or lack of equity in the distribution of city services depending upon zipcode.
COVID changed the way people live, work and play. One of the most important tasks for the Mayor and Council is to assure residents that their tax dollars are being spent wisely, with a focus on providing quality services. As a city-wide representative, I would make it my priority to continue to be an effective conduit between community and city government with a focus on constituent services.
A. Public Safety/Violence Prevention
B. Affordable Housing
C. Quality of Life Issues/Social Justice/Equity
a. Protecting Seniors and Legacy residents from spiking property taxes and creating a fund to assist with low-cost home repairs.
b. Recruiting and retaining APD personnel by improving compensation packages and creating opportunities for homeownership within the city.
c. Creating affordable housing by partnering with HUD and the state of Georgia to rehab vacant & foreclosed multi-family housing.