on the issues

A FAIR DEAL FOR NORTHEAST LINCOLN

As Lincoln grows, we should invest in our existing neighborhoods and not leave them behind. Northeast Lincoln deserves the same resources as the rest of the city. On the City Council I’ll fight for better-maintained streets, modern sewers.

Position Statements

 

Healthier Northeast Lincoln

Part of fighting for a fair deal for Northeast Lincoln means fighting to end health disparities. A child born in Northeast Lincoln can have a life expectancy that is 15 years shorter than a child born in South Lincoln. As Vice President for the Lincoln-Lancaster Board of Health, I’ve learned what it takes to build healthier communities. I will advocate for more resources in Northeast Lincoln, including new health care facilities.

 

Economic Growth & Development

Lincoln’s economy is strong, and we are an attractive city for new businesses. With an unemployment rate below 3%, strong public schools and a growing population, Lincoln is a growing, vibrant city. We need to make sure all of the city is included in this growth. I will support policies that benefit all of our neighborhoods, while retaining our talented young people.

 

Housing Affordability

Lincoln is a great place to raise a family, but affordable housing is an urgent concern for many. Working families should not be priced out of home ownership. I’ll work with local organizations such as NeighborWorks and Collective Impact Lincoln, as well as the real estate community, and all divisions of local government to find solutions for working people.

 

Public Safety

Everyone in our city has a right to feel safe in their neighborhood. I’ll stand up for first responders by listening to their concerns and working together to serve our city. Ensuring that fire crews have the resources they need and that there are enough officers in the community will be a priority.

Fighting for a Fair Deal for Northeast Lincoln

Paid for by: James Michael Bowers for City Council