Monday, October 12, 2009

My Mayoral Platform

If I were ever to run for Mayor of New Orleans, I'd keep my campaign platform simple and sweet. It would contain four concrete elements. They are, in no particular order:

(1) Paving and maintaining the roads. I'd reallocate budget items until enough could be dedicated to fixing and maintaining all the roads in the city.
(2) Placing information on crime (locations, types, and investigation status) online in real time reporting so that citizens would have as much information on crime patterns as possible and as soon as possible.
(3) Complete transparency on all aspects of government business not subject to violations of privacy laws.
(4) Participatory budgeting in which neighborhood associations would have a seat at the budget negotiation table and out of which budget priorities would evolve and resource allocations would be made.

That's not to say that I wouldn't work on other issues as needed. It's simply that these four principles/elements would be my campaign and administrative cornerstones.

2 comments:

Julie P said...

So what year are you planning on running? I need to make plans to move to NOLA and establish residency so I can vote for you. Sounds like such good ideas!

andrew said...

No handgun bans and I'd vote for you!

I'm such a rural Dem like that. :)