Looking forward, I have identified the following seven strategic priorities for the next four years:
Fight climate change while sustaining our environment, creating green jobs and cleaning up our soil, water and air.
Dismantle institutional racism and close the racial and economic disparities in health, housing, education, wealth, employment, and the criminal justice system.
Forge a more just and durable local economy that supports small, independent and cooperative businesses, enhances human dignity and promotes the common good by providing people with meaningful work, economic security, fair compensation, decent working conditions and the right to organize in the workplace.
Make Minneapolis a safe and healthy city where we prioritize people’s well-being and make sure that our public spaces, housing, institutions and transportation system work for all people of all ages.
Establish an empowering and equitable civic participation system that enfranchises everyone and builds people’s long- term capacity to organize to improve their lives and neighborhoods.
Support and guide growth and development that provides real community benefits and serves the present and future housing, educational, employment, recreational and cultural needs of our people while protecting what is best about our communities and improving our natural and built public assets.
Reject the politics of division, bigotry, hate, and fear, reaffirm our commitment to be a sanctuary city, and fight for the rights, freedoms and interests of all members of our community, no matter our color, ethnicity, gender, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, or status as a refugee, citizen or immigrant.
To achieve these goals, and build on the progress we have already made together, I ask for your support, your input and your involvement. Please don’t hesitate to contact me now or anytime with your ideas, concerns, hopes and feedback. The best ideas often come from you and your neighbors.