Santa Rosa's District 5 has seen a dramatic increase in its population without the infrastructure to support this growth.
We have to get back to the basics of a civil society and be motivated to uphold our local civic duty.
Our Housing First model is not enough to break the cycle of homelessness that have been policy priorities year after year and affect District 5 directly. We must demand results from strategic partnerships and re-open long-term care facilities.
End wasteful spending and the support of wasteful spending.
There is already a heavy tax burden on property owners and small businesses, increased insurance premiums and a drop in property values that has come with the increase in vagrancy, crime and apathy. We have to support the residents of the community who are producers and housed and stretched thin with equal vigor as we have for the more vulnerable members of our community.
As a city, we have proved our resilience in fires, floods and other emergencies, but we must also prepare our youth for life off-line and our precincts within District 5 for survival in the worst economic times.