Angela Clay hanging out with Uptown residents in Buttercup Park

Public Safety

All our residents deserve to feel safe in our community, and I know we need to address current concerns at the same time we work to address root causes of crime with expanded mental health services, youth programs, and community-based interventions. I will work with all stakeholders to transparently address current concerns and make the investments necessary to get to the root of the problem.

The trauma that violence brings to our community is all too real, and we aren’t doing nearly enough to prevent violence before it happens. I firmly believe that to make our communities safe we need to invest in housing, mental health care, jobs training, and violence intervention.

As Alderperson I will work to: 

  • Pass and implement the Treatment not Trauma ordinance to create crisis assistance centers that can send paramedics, counselors, and social workers to help those experiencing a crisis find their balance and remain in the community with support.
  • Implement police accountability for harm to residents through supporting & strengthening the newly-formed Community Commission for Public Safety and Accountability
  • End the Shotspotter contract & invest in Peacebook Ordinance, other community-based violence interruption programs and youth employment programs.
  • Erase the gang database that unfairly targets and negatively impacts many innocent young people of color.

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