Alfred “Shivy” Brooks was born in New Jersey and raised in Atlanta. He now serves as a civil rights activist, community organizer and educator. He graduated from Georgia State University’s Andrew Young School of Public Policy. Brooks served as a legislative aide for the Georgia General Assembly for the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO).
- Hopes to increase economic development by business opportunities, job retention and access to capital.
- Supports the establishing of better public safety partnerships between the community and city leadership.
- Plans to implement conflict resolution training and workshops at local middle schools
- Plans to increase police presence in areas of nightlif
- Plans to improve training for officers including racial bias training and screening, de-escalation tactics and community engagement
- Supports implementation of affordable living for essential workers, legacy residents and newcomers.
- Plans to change zoning to allow for multifamily standalone homes
- Plans to approve funding for the first tiny house village exclusively for homeless women, children, and people of color through a public-private partnership.
- Plans to lower requirements for certain types of infrastructure, such as extra parking.