Building Community around a Sustainable Future

Chapel Hill Innovation District Association Video Forum

https://www.carolinacoworking.com/chid-candidate-pitches/www.carolinacoworking.com/chid-candidate-pitches/

NAACP Questions

Josh's answers others... https://www.chapelhillcarrboronaacp.com/candidate-questionnaires All

Tar Heel Guide

https://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2019/10/voter-guide-2019-1028

Unforum link

https://shinebig.com/unforum/chapelhillchamber/2019/?question=1&


* IMPROVE PUBLIC SPACES AND PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT:

-- I will expand the utility and beauty of public spaces, as well as cultivate community involvement through special cultural events and initiatives. Expanding on the open streets project gradually until one day we will see several times throughout the day where all cars take a break and the streets fill with families walking, biking, rollerblading and utilizing any other form of human transportation to see a healthier happier community connected to each other and our beautiful surroundings without the need for constant fossil fuel consumption/pollution.


* SUSTAINABLY EXPAND AFFORDABLE HOUSING:

-- I will collaborate with UNC to develop a sustainable, high-density housing hub adjacent to the Chapel Hill Transit headquarters. When aproving rezoning I will stop developers from tearing down our last affordable housing without guaranteeing to build 15% more. I will initiate green tiny home/apartment public housing programs to not only offer an earth-friendly alternative to traditional building but also to shelter those in need and enhance tourism.


* MAKE PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION MORE EFFICIENT AND INTERCONNECTED:

-- I will replace underutilized buses with electric vans. I will work with UNC and TTA on repurposing the existing train line that runs through Chapel Hill and Carrboro for public transportation to this new, sustainable, high-density hub. I will enhance bike lanes and walkability of the town along with new green alternative means of transportation like the electric scooters.

* INCREASE ACCESS TO EARLY CHILDHOOD AND INDIVIDUALIZED EDUCATION:

-- I will increase funding for pre-K, after school and holiday programs through parks and recreation for low-income families, to begin addressing the injustice that has three times more wealthy white students per capita finishing high school scoring ready for college.


* IMPROVE ENERGY EFFICIENCY FOR LOW-INCOME HOUSING:

-- I will weatherize low-income homes that are losing energy due to easily repaired flaws in insulation. This will also help to support the most vulnerable members in our community to be more resilient during disasters or power outages.