Jodi Merriday is a candidate for the City Council Post 3 At-Large. Merriday has over 30 years of experience working with public education, public service, and higher education institutions.
- Wants to increase minimum wage to $18.00- $22.00
- Emphasizes creating economic opportunity
- Prioritizes public safety and criminal justice
- Advocates for recruiting and training public safety responders
- Aims to address crime at the root of the problem by providing employment and educational services to the youth
- Address public safety by funding the Policing Alternative Division, the Operating Shield Camera Network and the CURE Violence Program
- Passionate about social justice
- Claims to have led over 100 organizations towards improving diversity and inclusion
- Wants to work to stop sexism, racism, ableism, classim, homophobia and transphobia
- States that affordable housing will be top priority
- Goal to have over 20,000 affordable homes by 2026
- Plans to implement the One Act Action Affordability Action Plan
- Supports the Atlanta Transportation Department Vision Zero
- Prioritize partnership with the Atlanta Department of Transportation to build and complete streets, sidewalks, bridges, etc
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