The issues that matter
Read about how Yolanda Faye Williams plans to make positive changes to District 5 and Pleasant Grove
Quality of Life, Better Streets & Cleaner Communities
Quality of life and education are issues plaguing our community. A strategic plan of action is needed and required for District 5. Initiative-taking engagement and community input must be part of the plan.
It’s imperative that the City of Dallas provide aid to ALL residents in District 5 who need it. I will strongly work to improve the quality of life for ALL residents in District 5. Advocating for adequate funding and quality education will help increase the quality of life for ALL residents of Dallas and district 5.
In order to tackle the quality-of-life issues the city of Dallas must provide services for ALL residents in District 5. These indicators encompass the social, health, environmental and economic dimensions of the quality of life in District 5.
Quality of Life is the product of the interplay among social, health, economic and environmental conditions which affect human and social development.
Economic development depends on environmental conservation, crime rate, education and incentives offered to the developers. Yolanda Faye is particularly concerned about the lack of economic development and equality for our community.
We are seeing sustainable development in other parts of the city. In order to move district 5 forward, we must re-imagine district 5, Pleasant Grove as a thriving prosperous community with low crime rates, quality of life issues addressed and sticking to those goals by finding development partners who respect and invest back into our community.
This complementary approach requires strong leadership, initiative-taking leaders and the ability to build stronger relationships with those involved. Yolanda Faye is a leader with proven results and a leader who has a vision and a plan in place rather than piecemeal decision making.
The City Council’s role is to create and maintain a level playing field so that all citizens have access to gainful employment, to support our small and large employers so that they can create good jobs that pay good wages.
District 5 deserves better. Dallas has the highest child poverty rate among big cities. Less than forty percent of the adult working population holds an associate degree or higher. Investing in people to prepare them for a knowledge-based economy is the lynchpin of our future prosperity.
At the same time, we must invest in people; we need to invest in both rural and urban development to connect individuals to the resources they need to succeed in the ever-changing 21st century economy.
For the City of Dallas and district 5 to become a vibrant city and community, homelessness needs to be addressed. For the City of Dallas to combat homelessness they need to set up a system of leadership, accountability and funding. The City of Dallas will need to strengthen their partnership with Dallas County and other agencies.
Establish a stronger community-wide collaborative system to address the issues of homelessness. The collaborative system should include the community, leaders and accountability for all participating organizations. Funding from the federal, state, local and private sources are needed.
A homelessness task for is needed. It should consist of citizens from the community, business owners, students and those who live in district 5. The citizens on the task force will aid the effort by securing educational resources, mentoring and tutoring those in need of help.
Public Safety& Safer Streets
To have a truly prosperous city and district, we must make public safety our number one priority. Increasing the salaries for our first responders. We must prioritize the following:
1. Purchase new equipment for our first responders!
2. Upgrade old and outdated equipment!
3. Enhance training and facilities for police and fire!
Together we can combat crime in our community by strengthening our personal relationships, within the district. Part of that is having comprehensive goals and creating a plan that will benefit ALL parties involved. It also means holding everyone accountable. This approach requires strategic planning and a consistent active leadership rather than piecemeal decision making. If this is done correctly then our community, children and future generations will have both a safer and more prosperous community.