CINDY WALSH FOR MAYOR OF BALTIMORE
FIRST 90 DAYS
Below I list the priorities of my first days in office. Creating committees does not mean we will not be installing the structures for each of these goals throughout these 90 days----it means we will solidify the groups of community leaders strongest in each area and by extension identify people in each community wanting to be part of these goals.
1. Create a committee to reform and rebuild Baltimore Police Department and Criminal Justice System and public justice system. The key to keeping both police officers and citizens safe and protected is to ensure citizens feel they have rights, a voice, and a pathway to justice in all that occurs in the communities.
2. Create a committee to identify all revenue sources coming to and going out of Baltimore City Hall. We will audit and review existing contracts, Federal and state government funding, and build a system of oversight and accountability into every Baltimore City agency with the goal of protecting funds that would go to ALL communities in development and services.
3. Create a committee to reform and rebuild the Baltimore Housing Authority to ensure the housing needs for ALL citizens are met; that development and gentrification include REAL mixed-income opportunities that will remain protected; that Federal HUD and community development funds go where Federal law requires as the definition of Enterprise Zone means to lift citizens in communities as small business owners and homeowners.
4. Create a committee to rebuild Baltimore's local economy driven by surrounding community development including demolition, hauling away, rehabbing houses, and creating large green public space as central to a local food economy IN EACH COMMUNITY. Rebuilding public institutions like public schools, public health clinics, public recreation/community centers as the base for community health and stability and a spring board to creating small business to augment these services.