Residents across District 3, from West Oakland to the Uptown to Jack London, are exposed to numerous environmental hazards.
This exposure results in higher-than-normal asthma rates, lead poisoning and other maladies. Our neighborhoods also suffer from a lack of access to health care and perhaps the greatest public health crisis in our town: homicide.
Building upon existing institutions, I plan to expand access and work with polluting industries to significantly reduce environmental hazards. I will attack our homicide rate from a policing and public health perspective.
I will also support the efforts of non-profit and for-profit corporations seeking to provide fresh foods in Jack London and West Oakland – these “food deserts” are unacceptable, we can and we will do better.