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 (Former) City of Poughkeepsie 5th Ward Alderman & Vice-Mayor (2-years) Chairman of the City’s Budget & Finance Committee Re-opened College Hill and secured $70,000 to purchase new playground equipment Opened the New HOPE Community Center after the Northside Community Center closed. Initiated and implemented the city’s first Gun-Buy-Back program with WPDH Supported community policing initiatives to stop gun violence Called for Police and Fire Department Diversity program to increase Latino and African-American  outreach and recruitment. Successfully fought to preserve city union jobs and garbage collection (no fees) Exposed the misdirection of federal funds for housing improvement and revamped the city’s  Property Development Office to provide loans to rehab Northside homes. Proposed and successfully passed the Anti-Graffiti Law and Loitering Law Successfully helped in revoking the Imperial Lounge’s liquor license because of gun violence and drug traffic.  Reviewed and approved the city’s comprehensive master plan, finances and budget documents, capital improvement program, policies/procedures and created local ordinances. Organized several community block parties, neighborhood watch groups, rallies/protests, clean-ups, gun/weapon buy-back program, and food/toy give-a-ways.
Councilmember At Large
     ( Former) City of Poughkeepsie Dutchess County Legislator for District #10 (6-years)      Member of the Finance Committee, Capital Projects Committee, Personnel Committee, Human Services Committee, and Intergovernmental Affairs Committees. Proposed and successfully passed legislation to collect data on Police Racial Profiling stops in Dutchess County. Called for the Economic Development Corporation Fund for an Urban Initiative Program for the City of Poughkeepsie. Sought the creation of a Dutchess County Multi-Cultural Advisory Council Led Investigation into alleged inmate abuse and inmate deaths at the Dutchess County Jail and sought reforms to insure better medical treatment and safety of inmates and correctional staff.  Chairman of the City of Poughkeepsie U.S. Census Complete Count Committee Chairman on the Dutchess County HIV/AIDS Planning Council Responded to constituent requests for information or assistance with problem resolution, acting as liaison between the county/city and the general public.
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