As a small business owner, veteran, and resident of Tacoma, Brett believes that building this city starts at ground level. Growing up in Tacoma's troubled areas has offered Brett a unique perspective on how to provide our local community safety, equity, and security for the future.
Recruiting industries and companies that can create more living wage jobs in line with Tacoma’s labor force is a critical piece of improving equity and fostering expanded opportunities for Tacoma’s workforce and pave a path to improving housing security.
Tacoma City Council must ensure an adequate supply of private-sector affordable housing, public sector housing, and developing work for housing exchange program will be a crucial piece in reducing the number of our fellow citizens living on the street and improving public safety for parties with and without a home.
Being proactive in planning for social and economic changes. The PANDEMIC has put delivery services like AMAZON well on their way to doing to the Mall what the Mall did to downtown over half a century ago. We need to start planning for that change now.
Developing a program to encourage new multi family and mixed use buildings are focused on neighborhoods in need of redevelopment. Tacoma City Council must partner with developers and neighborhoods to deliver policies and projects that improve quality of life in Tacoma.
Its time to modernize our municipal code and enforcement priorities. Everyone going to jail isn’t a solution no more than doing nothing is a solution. Tacoma City Council needs to explore developing a voluntary treatment facility as well as a minimum security treatment facility for those who aren’t ready for voluntary treatment. We can not continue to turn a blind eye facilitating the deterioration of our fellow citizens and the deterioration public safety must stop immediately
As Tacoma City Council revamps it’s neighborhood‘a streets to be more pedestrian and cyclists friendly are we considering the potential impacts of increased delivery vehicles and delivery drivers in these designs?
Tacoma City Council should partner with other agencies to develop a pilot program for a Tacoma-Seattle water taxi
Tacoma City Council needs to work with Sound Transit to explore The feasibility of a joint use rail line for the Link from the Tacoma dome station south on Tacoma Rail’s line to Fredrickson.
So many groups have suffered for so many reasons over the years. Tacoma City Council should unite neighbors as a community committed to building a better Tacoma with equity and opportunity for all residents will be a core principle in building a better Tacoma.