Our city has become synonymous with the term resilient. Yet, the ever-enduring spirits of our residents are continuously burdened by the vital life-supporting infrastructure elements that are not present and have failed post-disaster. Our city, unfortunately, but realistically, is susceptible to undergoing the aftermath of another natural disaster. Without the proper preparation and mitigation of plans by leadership, we are again threatened by a reactive recovery and disruptions to essential services, ultimately leaving our communities significantly impacted as they build and rebuild.
Disaster response and recovery should happen before a disaster. We have to be proactive. We must have experienced leadership in city government.
New Orleans East was once home to middle-class, working resident settlers rich in culture, community, and a place safe to raise a family. Although, still a community of innovating businesses such as NASA Space Center and New Orleans East Hospital, the makeup of the East drastically looks and feels different. Although New Orleans East was once leading in economics, residential subdivisions with the best and brightest education it has now become #1 in crime, murder, domestic violence, robbery, and dumping.
We must prioritize Public Safety. Our residents deserve to feel safe and live in a community that they are proud to call home.