Opening Dialogue. Connecting Culture. | Tyson Moultrie for Mayor of NBMA

NEW BEDFORD MAYORAL CANDIDATE PLATFORM FOR 2019

HERE'S OUR VISION FOR A CITY YOU CAN BE PROUD TO THRIVE IN.

Currently, we are refining each of the below bullet points, as well as additional platforms, so that you may select 'READ MORE' and read elaborate statements, explanations and where applicable a process to how it can be accomplished. - Tyson Moultrie (as of 7/11/2019)

UPDATES TO THE FOLLOWING HAVE BEEN MADE:

  • Workforce Development (7/16/2019)
  • Government Accountability (7/16/2019)
  • Climate Change Resilience & Adaption (7/27/2019)
  • 64 page | City-State SouthCoast Plan (9/22/2019, removed 11/19/2019)

QUALITY SCHOOLS IN EVERY NEIGHBORHOOD

  • Provide great education within walking distance
  • Develop Pre-K programs across the city
  • Rebuild and prioritize special education programs
  • Endorse a partially elected school board to include community voices

GOOD GOVERNMENT BY DESIGN

  • Give you a receipt when you pay taxes

  • Include youth voices when making decisions that affect them

  • End New Bedford’s political dynasties (cronyism)

GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES THROUGHOUT NEW BEDFORD

  • Invest in businesses owned by New Bedford residents

  • Attract big companies, but not at the expense of residents

  • Create an Office of Vocational Training & Employment

  • Embrace technological and non-traditional agricultural economies

PUBLIC SAFETY STARTS WITH PUBLIC WELL-BEING AND FAITH IN THE COMMUNITY

  • Create an Office of Violence Prevention
  • Leverage data to reduce the use of force and racial disparities in policing
  • Provide access to mental health services to all New Bedford residents
  • Recruit Officers from the communities they serve

EVERYONE IN NEW BEDFORD DESERVES A DECENT HOME

  • Preserve and expand affordable housing programs
  • Enforce affordable housing ordinances
  • Continue developing homes in transit-rich areas
  • Explore non-traditional economically friendly dwellings in under-utilized areas

MAKE NEW BEDFORD THE WORLD'S FIRST
SMART CITY-STATE

  • Establish Localized Resource Security
  • Engineered Resilience and Ecological Restoration
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