Community Support

We Deserve Paychecks That Can Pay The Bills

In The First Year

  1. Create a District 4 Stimmy program for those making under $35,000 a year to receive $1,000 a month!

    • We will choose 250 District 4 residents for a 12-month pilot program. All participants will receive $1,000 per month for 12 months. The cost of the program will run between $3 million and $4 million. All initial funds will be raised from private donations.
    • All funds for a website, outreach, and marketing to find and get District 4 residents to apply would be taken care of by the City Council office budget.
    • A task force will decide at random in regards to the 250 residents who would participate in the pilot program.
    • The District 4 Stimmy would target Black residents of District 4 who make less than $35,000 per year. In addition, applicants would need to provide proof of registering as Black on the US Census.
    • The targeting would ensure that individuals are assisted who are and have descended from those who were directly impacted by redlining, racial covenants, Black Codes, and other past practices that severely impacted the ability to build and pass down wealth.
  2. Increase access to fresh food by supporting community gardens, local grocery stores, and farmers markets with resources and access to government funds.

  3. Free and accessible PPE for all, such as masks, gloves, hand sanitizer, etc.

  4. Work with the City of Atlanta Department of Parks and Recreation to create programming for youth after school and during the summer months.

Subsequent years

  1. Create a municipal broadband program to provide free or discounted internet to low-income communities.

  2. Raise the Real Estate transfer tax from 0.1% to 4% and create a fund to help provide rental, utility, and other forms of relief in underserved areas.

  3. Work with State and Local authorities to ensure the COVID -19 and flu vaccine reaches underserved communities through different ways like mobile vaccination stations.

  4. Increase community involvement by making Neighborhood Planning Unit (NPU) meetings more accessible by making recordings available to the public and announcements of when and where meetings occur.

    • Explain the role of NPU meetings to the public to emphasize the importance of community involvement, including neighborhood associations.
    • Establish community clean-ups and educate people on the importance of keeping the community clean.
  5. Make voting accessible to citizens of the 4th district by providing the proper tools (child care, up-to-date voter registration, transportation, etc.) to make sure they can vote.