Vote Sandra Vincent, District 2, City of McDonough

My Platform

1. Quality of Life
2. Arts, Culture, Entertainment and Historic Preservation
3. Economic Development
4. Citizen Engagement

McDonough has a lot to offer! Unifying such a unique and beautiful city takes effort, action, and proven leadership.  As your current city councilwoman, I have been working diligently both in the background and on the front lines. Here are a few reasons why and the platform on which I will continue to stand for you!

1. Quality of Life

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SOME THINGS WE HAVE ALREADY DONE:

  • Hired additional fire and police personnel
  • Increased salaries
  • Implemented body cameras for our police officers
  • Increased our Fire ESO rating
  • Worked to develop parity among those in public safety
  • Advocated the first city-wide recycling program

With more to do, I realize that a good Quality of Life encompasses more than what has already been done.  I'm proud of where we are but I am also committed to making sure that what has happened in other parts of our Country does not happen here.  The only way to accomplish this is to continue to support civic engagement and involvement with the public, faith-based organizations, businesses, and non-profits.  Together we will adopt an "Officer Friendly" culture. In engaging the public with policing and safety, we eliminate the opportunities and fertile grounds for gangs and other criminal activity, further increasing our overall Quality of Life.

WHAT WE PLAN TO DO

United, we will ensure:

  • PARKS & RECREATION
    • A Multi-generational Recreational Facility
    • Walking and Biking Trails 
    • Partnership for Affordable Activities for Youth
  • COMMUNITY BEAUTIFICATION
    • Contract to maintain Jonesboro Road
    • Sidewalk Installation with landscaping 
    • Install Banners and Christmas lights along District 2 Gateways
    • Integrate Fountains in new construction and landscaping
  • A SENIOR-FRIENDLY COMMUNITY
    • Adopt “Life Long Community” strategy
    • Establish Senior Overlay District
    • Multi-generational Community Recreation Facility
    • Promote more Senior Activities (Pickle Ball, etc)
  • PUBLIC SAFETY
    • Ensure there is proper diversity within the Public Safety Department
    • Salaries are competitive to implement growth and equality
    • There is a proper police/fireman ratio to communities served
    • District 2 has the appropriate fire and police facilities to address its growing and changing landscape

 

2. Arts, Culture, Entertainment and Historic Preservation

Nothing seasons a society like the arts, culture, entertainment, and its history.  Great communities are built using this framework. Moving further towards a bright future is only successful when we acknowledge, honor, and preserve the historical significance of the past, allow millenials and seniors alike, the accessibility they desire to entertainment, and promote the type of infrastructure which will ensure thriving venues which serve to promote a good quality of life for all.

SOME THINGS WE HAVE ALREADY DONE

  • Represented local churches on Special Use Permits and county land use code
  • Established the first city museum - C.O. Polk Museum
  • Completed Children's Memorial Park on Jonesboro Road
  • Networked with Georgia Department of Community Affairs and Georgia Cities Foundation to save Historic Downtown
  • Stopped the entrance of Adult Entertainment in the city
  • Established the Historic Camp Creek Train Wreck Memorial at Alexander Park

WHAT WE PLAN TO DO:

Cultural awareness is critical to the success of a diverse community; highlighting our differences brings us closer as citizens and fosters unparalleled unity. With a city so rich in history, I will continue to work to exhume much of the history which has been lost.  As your councilwoman, I will:

  • Pursue the passage of a public art ordinance which will further the artistic creation of our local artists and foster a partnership between public and private entities
  • Continue to promote cultural heritage festivals which highlight the rich and promising diversity within the City of McDonough
  • Establish the City of McDonough as a Film Friendly community
  • Work with Southern Technical College to expand film career training
  • Promote local plays, movies, artist supported business, and other artistic efforts

 

3. Economic Development

When small businesses and large corporations are seeking to locate within a community, they look for areas which have a good mix of both Quality of Life and the potential for Economic Development.  Creating the right mix for District 2 is precisely what I aim to do.

The aim must be high. The bar must be raised in order to remain competitive within the Atlanta Region. We have to position ourselves as Economic Leaders maximizing our current capital and harnessing our potential.

SOME THINGS WE HAVE ALREADY DONE

  • Represented local churches on Special Use Permits and county land use code
  • Co-Authored $6.2 Million grant for McDonough
  • Acquired federal funding to proivde housing rehabilitation assistance
  • Initiated system improvements in city process

WHAT WE PLAN TO DO:

  • EDUCATION
    • Work with local elementary and middle schools to promote S.T.E.M., Arts, and Local History Programs
    • Partner with Southern Technical College to expand career opportunities in film
    • Implement Programs like Greater Promise Partnership to promote employment for youth
    • Partner with the State of Georgia's Job Creation Program for Youth
  • TRANSIT
    • Work with other regional partners to enhance local mobility and transit
    • Continue local road improvement
    • Improve connectivity through sidewalks and bike paths
  • COMMUNITY & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
    • Continue small business workshops and boot camps
    • Work with small business chamber to bring needed resources to small businesses
    • Implement Community, Business, and Neighborhood Improvement Districts
    • Work with colleagues to establish a Community Resource Center
    • Work with non-profits for greater community collaboration
    • Seek to bond finance a state of the art recreation facility

 

4. Citizen Engagement

Citizen engagement is paramount to a successful people's agenda.  Without your support and the accountability of the electorate to the people, the Best plans Fail. 

SOME THINGS WE HAVE ALREADY DONE

  • Set up Social Media Pages and Engagement 
  • Increased Online Visibility & Media Presence regarding issues at your heart
  • Spoken up on Your Behalf, further increasing your Voice

WHAT WE PLAN TO DO:

During the next four years and United, I will ensure we:

  • Hold regular Townhall and community meetings with the citizens of District 2
  • Establish Live Streaming for all city council meetings
  • Newsletters and better use of social media/technology for citizen participation
  • Collaborate and partner with colleagues to establish a Community Resource Center
  • Work with District 2 organizations to further community success:
    • Faith-based Organizations
    • Businesses
    • Non-Profits
    • Youth Organizations
    • District 2 Schools
    • Southern Crescent Technical College

 

****LET'S STAND #McDonoughUNITED****

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