As mayor of Los Angeles, I will work to develop our infrastructure with an inclusive approach. A smarter and greener city is the future of LA, and with that in mind, we should think ahead to make all aspects of our infrastructure more accessible to the varying socio-economic base. Individuals with disabilities need to have a voice in government, this means having paved streets and sidewalks, and educational programs tailored to their needs.
If we think ahead and use common sense, we can use our infrastructure dollars efficiently to include all modes of mobility for Angelenos, which will also create a better business climate and increase the city’s vitality.
It is imperative that all constituencies are represented in City Hall, which is why I am going to form a public committee consisting of a membership representative of the whole community. Its members will serve as community ambassadors voicing the concerns of the constituents that they represent.
In addition, we will develop a comprehensive Public Social Services budget that takes into account the relative needs of the community and the constituents therein, one, which demonstrates this understanding through a data-driven allocation of funds within the Department of Social Services.
For example, based on the high dropout rates, we must proportion a larger percentage of the budget for educational opportunities for individuals with disabilities.
Finally, I will establish a hotline for members of the community with disabilities. Through this hotline they can voice their concerns or make inquiries. Concerns will then be passed on to the public committee members so that we may discuss the appropriate solutions together.