Why I am running for City Council of Glen Cove

Why I am running for City Council of Glen Cove:
I am a lifelong resident of the City of Glen Cove. I would like to rescind any decision the Glen Cove Industrial Development Agency (IDA) has made pertaining to property tax exemptions. I would also abolish the Industrial Development Agency (IDA). This is a form of corporate welfare, which does not benefit the residents of the City of Glen Cove. It is unfair for Glen Cove residents to pay for these projects that developers should pay for. I would also like to address the lack of affordable housing in Glen Cove. The City of Glen Cove has approved many projects for luxury apartments and only left aside 10 percent for affordable units. These units set aside are not affordable. They are based on a gross income of 80-130% above the federal poverty rate. This is based on 30 percent of your total gross income. How could a person that makes above federal poverty rate wages afford to pay a base rate of 30% of their total gross income. I would require that this be based no more than 20% of your net income. Long time Glen Cove residents have been displaced from their homes and forced out of Glen Cove due to market rate rents.

My Agenda
  1. Rescind any Industrial Development Agency (IDA) decisions and abolish the Glen Cove IDA.
  2. Establish local affordable housing units based on net income not gross income.
  3. Stop the over development of Glen Cove. I.E. The waterfront, and down town luxury apartments.
  4. Transparency in local government.
    1. elect half of our
      1. planning board
      2. zoning and appeals board
    2. approve mayoral positions by city council
  5. Police accountability
    1. mental health training
    2. ethnic and racial sensitivity training
    3. stop enforcement of open bottle containers and marijuana arrests
    4. elect an internal review board
    5. monthly community meeting with the chief of police and a public relations department
  6. No immigration enforcement.
    1. The police department job
      1. fight crime not enforce immigration laws
      2. build a trust in the immigrant community legal or not. The immigrant community should not have to report a crime out of fear of deportation.
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