We can create thousands of jobs, reevaluating our infrastructure, the basic physical and organizational structures and facilities (e.g. buildings, roads, power supplies) needed for the operation of society and enterprise of New Orleans and save our communities from the threats of climate change. This includes investing and moving forward with renewable resource programs, which will, in turn, create many more jobs and move us in the direction of a sustainable future. Ms. Youngblood will work to improve roads and utilities by reforming current contracts and providing contracts to community workers instead of privatized/out-of-city contractors, require contractors to offer living wages and safer working conditions to all employees, hold contractors accountable to contracts, regulate and work with competitors to provide cheaper utilities, including internet, energy, water, trash, recycling, etc. Ms. Youngblood plans to invest in 100% renewable resources.
We deserve a fair share of taxes distributed, to serve the people of New Orleans who have always been the city’s most valuable asset.
New Orleans can benefit from more trees, parks and playgrounds. Our taxes and city should be able to enjoy more swimming pools, nature trails, and sustainable farms.
Internet is an essential utility and should be universal, free or low cost for families in need, and reliable. Those without internet access are significantly disadvantaged. We can provide accessible internet hubs across the city.
New Orleans is in dire need of a better-functioning sewerage and water board system, improved drainage systems, drinking water, wastewater systems and better management; New fire trucks, new waste trucks, new public facilities.
Hold Contractors Accountable
Ms. Youngblood pledges to improve roads and utilities by reforming current contracts and providing contracts to community workers instead of privatized/out-of-city contractors. We must require contractors to offer living wages and safer working conditions to all employees. Ms. Youngblood will hold contractors accountable to contracts, regulate and work with competitors to provide cheaper utilities; internet, energy, water, trash, recycling, etc; invest in 100% renewable resources and work to demonopolize the energy supply in New Orleans
New Orleans needs safer, drivable roads and universally accessible sidewalks. We need more reliable forms of public transportation.