Everyone deserves to live in a safe, well-funded community. No one should be afraid to walk outside or call 911. Ensuring public safety for all means investing the resources and services our neighborhoods need to be healthy, sustainable, and safe.
Decades of research show that disinvestment in Chicago’s neighborhoods has led to a devastating cycle of gun violence and trauma in our communities. Ensuring public safety for all will require local government to invest resources in people, especially in communities at the highest risk of violence. By creating good-paying jobs, providing mental health services, and ensuring quality public schools and affordable housing, we can prevent crime and interrupt the cycle of disinvestment and violence in our neighborhoods.
As Commissioner, I will work to: