ROSEDALE, LAURELTON, SPRINGFIELD GARDENS

PLATFORM

 

PUBLIC SAFETY/CRIMINAL JUSTICE

1.  Tougher gun laws

2.  Continue to require police accountability

3.  Advocate for the creation of a Deeds Fraud Complaint Unit at the Queens District Attorney’s Office. Make it a crime to move into a residence and take occupancy if the residence does not belong to you. Require all deed registrations in the City Registrar’s Office be confirmed by an attorney to confirm its legitimacy with criminal charges for filing a false instrument

 

4.  Advocate for alternative to incarceration programs for misdemeanors and non-violent felonies including community service projects involving local community-based organizations. Provide funding to local faith-based/ community-based programs which provide mentoring and recidivism support

5.  Fight for financial compensation for persons who have been unjustly convicted and imprisoned but later found to be innocent

 

1.  Ensure the health and safety of students, teachers, school personnel and families by ensuring that appropriate COVID testing is conducted in all school building every 48 hours with a 24 hour turnaround time for results. Require a nurse in every school

 

2.  Require the City of New York to develop a plan and a timeline to improve and standardize the quality of Education across all communities with specific metrics. Advocate for a Beacon Program in every middle school including greater community access to local school buildings and facilities for after school and weekend programs

 

3.  Advocate for a review and revision of educational curriculum to be culturally appropriate and inclusive at the earliest stages. From elementary to high school the curriculum must include an emphasis on civic responsibility and business ownership

 

4.  Require the Department of Education to provide to parents daily, monthly and annual tracking reports of on time performance of school bus transportation by school

 

5.  Require the Department of Education to issue hand-held electronic devices (tablet) to all students beginning in first grade. Require all schools and students to be technology ready including state of the art wifi

 

 

 

1.  Affordable health care for all

 

2.  Expand child care options for students and families who engage in remote learning

1.  Jobs with livable wages

 

2.  Create job training programs in medical and technology sector

1.  Continue to expand the open space footprint in each council district where possible

 

2.  Push for tougher laws on businesses/ Contractors who engage in dumping of construction related waste 

 

3.  Tougher fines for contractors/ individuals who are found disposing of waste in city sewer systems or environmentally sensitive and open space

1.  Stiffer penalties and fines on zombie houses

 

2.   Stiff penalties on developers who build structures beyond the scope of the approved permits. Require that developers not build on properties which do not meet minimum lot requirements

 

3.   Advocate for the creation of a Deeds Fraud Complaint Unit at the Queens District Attorney’s Office. Make it a crime to move into a residence and take occupancy if the residence does not belong to you. Require all deed registrations in the City Registrar’s Office be confirmed by an attorney to confirm its legitimacy with criminal charges for filing a false instrument

1.   Creation of Business Incubator/ Technology Center to provide training in technology and application development for young people

 

2.  Provide a pathway to prosperity program for young people in high school which allows opportunities for workforce development while in high school in conjunction with the business incubator center

 

3.  Development of an Adolescents Vocational Exploration (A.V.E.) Program for teens ages 14 to 17 which allows them to explore career opportunities and choices

 

4.  Expansion of summer jobs for youth

 

5.  Advocate for expanded funding for the Youth Police Academy

1.  Advocate to design payments plans which provide short term payment relief on debts for those who have been unemployed or experienced income loss due to the pandemic

 

2.  Ensure access to adequate income to meet basic needs

 

3.  Expand access to extended unemployment insurance benefits

 

4.  Expand eligibility to social insurance programs

 

5.  Provide progressive stimulus payments on a needs basis

 

6.  Advocate savings

1.  Boost liquidity for existing small and minority owned businesses by deferring utility payments for small businesses

 

2.  Seek to lure high tech firms to our community by creation of a business incubator for South East Queens and Far Rockaway to provide technical support and assistance

 

3.  Create access to liquidity for small businesses owners through grants and loans once appropriate classes are taken

 

4.  Create an infrastructure to assist small businesses and start-ups with technical support and funding

 

5.  Assist small businesses by connecting them with support organizations that can provide guidance to small businesses to plan for hard to predict or unexpected payments

QUALITY EDUCATION

HEALTH/CHILD CARE

JOBS

HOUSING

ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE

YOUTH

ECONOMIC/FAMILIES

ECONOMY/SMALL BUSINESS

ROCKAWAY

PLATFORM

 

PUBLIC SAFETY/ CRIMINAL JUSTICE

1.  Tougher gun laws

 

2.  Continue to require police accountability

 

3.  Advocate for the creation of a Deeds Fraud Complaint Unit at the Queens District Attorney’s Office. Make it a crime to move into a residence and take occupancy if the residence does not belong to you. Require all deed registrations in the City Registrar’s Office be confirmed by an attorney to confirm its legitimacy with criminal charges for filing a false instrument

 

4.  Advocate for alternative to incarceration programs for misdemeanors and non-violent felonies including community service projects involving local community-based organizations. Provide funding to local faith-based/ community-based programs which provide mentoring and recidivism support

 

5.  Fight for financial compensation for persons who have been unjustly convicted and imprisoned but later found to be innocent

1.  Ensure the health and safety of students, teachers, school personnel and families by ensuring that appropriate COVID testing is conducted in all school building every 48 hours with a 24 hour turnaround time for results. Require a nurse in every school

 

2.  Require the City of New York to develop a plan and a timeline to improve and standardize the quality of Education across all communities with specific metrics. Advocate for a Beacon Program in every middle school including greater community access to local school buildings and facilities for after school and weekend programs

 

3.  Advocate for a review and revision of educational curriculum to be culturally appropriate and inclusive at the earliest stages. From elementary to high school the curriculum must include an emphasis on civic responsibility and business ownership

 

4.  Require the Department of Education to provide to parents daily, monthly and annual tracking reports of on time performance of school bus transportation by school

 

5.  Require the Department of Education to issue hand-held electronic devices (tablet) to all students beginning in first grade. Require all schools and students to be technology ready including state of the art wifi

 

1.  Affordable health care for all

 

2.  Expand child care options for students and families who engage in remote learning

 

3.  Expansion of Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) System for Far Rockaway community

 

4.  Expand substance abuse and mental health referral, access and treatment programs

 

5.  Expand access to paid sick and family leave

 

6.  Eliminate all out of pocket costs associated with the testing and treatment of COVID 19 and all other health concerns which are disproportionate in poor and communities of color

 

7.  Expand access to healthy food markets

1.  Create Jobs and job opportunities on the Rockaway Peninsula with preference given to Far Rockaway  Peninsula with preference given to Far Rockaway residents by encouraging tax credits to bio-technology and technology related businesses

 

2.  Require 20 percent of all constructions jobs which receive tax credit funding or tax abatements with a preference given to Far Rockaway residents

 

3.  Require local community input on all development projects as part of the land review process including a racial/ ethic impact study as part of the environmental assessment study

 

 

 

 

1.  Continue to expand the open space footprint in each council district where possible

 

2.  Push for tougher laws on businesses/ Contractors who engage in dumping of construction related waste

 

3.  Tougher fines for contractors/ individuals who are found disposing of waste in city sewer systems or environmentally sensitive and open space

 

 

 

 

1.  Advocate for the creation of 100% affordable housing development on the peninsula to meet the needs of residents

 

2.  Stiff penalties on developers who build structures beyond the scope of the approved permits. Require that developers not build on properties which do not meet minimum lot requirements

 

3.  Advocate for the creation of a Deeds Fraud Complaint Unit at the Queens District Attorney’s Office. Make it a crime to move into a residence and take occupancy if the residence does not belong to you. Require all deed registrations in the City Registrar’s Office be confirmed by an attorney to confirm its legitimacy with criminal charges for filing a false instrument

 

 

 

 

1.  Creation of Business Incubator/ Technology Center to provide training in technology and application development for young people

 

2.  Provide a pathway to prosperity program for young people in high school which allows opportunities for workforce development while in high school in conjunction with the business incubator center

 

3.  Development of an Adolescents Vocational Exploration (A.V.E.) Program for teens ages 14 to 17 which allows them to explore career opportunities and choices

 

4.  Expansion of summer jobs for youth

 

5.  Advocate for expanded funding for the Youth Police Academy

 

 

 

 

1.  Ensure access to adequate income to meet basic needs

 

2.  Expand access to extended unemployment insurance benefits

 

3.  Expand eligibility to social insurance programs

 

4.  Provide progressive stimulus payments on a needs basis

 

 

 

 

1.  Create a Rockaway Restore Business Development Zone which provides financial assistance and incentives to companies which locate in and hire Rockaway residents

 

2.  Provide tax incentives to companies which locate in and hire Far Rockaway residents

 

3.  Create tax and financial incentives to lure high tech firms to our community

 

4.  As part of the development approval process require that a certain percentage of commercial space be set aside for small business creation/ usage by Far Rockaway residents

 

5.  Creation of a business incubator for South East Queens and Far Rockaway to provide technical support and assistance

 

6.  Create access to liquidity for small businesses owners through grants and loans once taking appropriate classes

 

7.  Assist small businesses by connecting them with support organizations that can provide guidance to small businesses to plan for hard to predict or unexpected payments

 

8.  Build/ create an infrastructure to assist small businesses and start-ups with technical support and funding  

YOUTH

QUALITY EDUCATION

HEALTH/ CHILD CARE

JOBS

ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE

HOUSING

ECONOMIC/FAMILIES

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT