Eddie's pledge to serve the community and ensure every neighbor in the 23rd Ward voice be heard.

 

Safer Neighborhoods


As Alderman, Eddie will collaborate with residents, our 008 Chicago Police

District, beat facilitators, business community, and non-profit organizations that offer youth programming, mental health resources, job readiness and enhance coping skills. Eddie will fight for new investment in Police Observation Devices (PODs) to view and record potential crime, especially those with license plate smart technology to work towards creating a safe Ward for all. Eddie will promote school-based violence prevention, de-escalation, and interruption programs. Expand early childhood education & quality after school programs.

Better Schools


Eddie understands the importance of a high-caliber education. Eddie will work with all the schools in the 23rd Ward and collaborate with city, state, county & federal officials. Communicate with a the local school councils to make sure our schools have the tools they need to support our children and families. Invest in quality public education and economic development near schools in the 23rd Ward. Policies should support students ability to feel safe attending school. Eddie will expand early childhood education & quality after school programs to help prepare our kids for a successful future and provide positive programs that keep our kids off the streets. Eddie will also support and expand social &

emotional learning resources.

Quality Constituent Services


Our Ward should have a top-rated constituent services office. That’s why Eddie will bring the first of it’s kind snow removal program, tree trimming, graffiti

removal and tax seminars to the 23rd Ward. Eddie wants to start “Ward Nights,”

where the Ward office is open after hours once a week to meet and be available for

working class families and address concerns in the community. Eddie also wants to host quarterly held “Town Halls” to help open lines of communication, increase awareness of upcoming programs and resources throughout our neighborhoods. Eddie will also create the first "23rd Ward Neighbor Network" to connect residents with community events, resources and after hours emergency assistance. I am committed to accessible, respectful and proactive communication with residents, community based organizations and small businesses.


Small Business Development


As Alderman, I will work with local chambers of commerce, current business owners and residents input to champion our small businesses and make sure our ward is a destination of choice for shopping, restaurants and entertainment for visitors across the city.

 

Pulaski Rd, Cicero Ave and Archer Avenue are the primary business corridor pillars and gateway to the 23rd Ward as thousands of cars are traveling each day.

 

We can do better to develop and attract small businesses into our Ward to serve our residents and communities.

Infrastructure


Whether we discuss your streets, alleys, streetlights, sidewalks, funding for parks or schools, I will make sure that all neighborhood infrastructure and safety upgrades are done efficiently and in a timely manner. My office staff will be trained to document and make sure city services are available to everyone regardless of technological barriers, language barriers, housing status or disabilities. I will work the next four years to build a better 23rd Ward for all and lead by example.

Youth Advocacy 


For the past decade, I have been active in my community organizing youth events to bring families together. From paint rock workshops, arts & crafts sessions, monthly community cleanups, back to school resource fairs, community service projects specifically tailored for high school students looking for community service hours. 

 

My work will continue and I will create the 23rd Ward Youth Council, to hear directly from youth ages 14-18 to bring their ideas and vision to life. Creating the Youth Council, will give a platform for our next generation to get involved in their neighborhoods, community based organizations and small businesses. 


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