2020 hit Omahans in every district hard and fast. Like communities throughout our nation, we found ourselves unprepared to handle the pandemic in a way that kept our families safe and our businesses thriving. As we collectively grieve the loss of friends, family, and community pillars, city elections offer us all the opportunity to engage in a new path forward.
The responsibility of local leadership to guide Omaha through COVID’s current phase can’t be overstated. The residents of Omaha can’t afford, nor do they deserve, mismanagement of the pandemic any longer. Kate has a vision of an Omaha where City Council partners with community members + health experts to ensure the decisions we make create the positive outcomes we all are looking for.
Ensuring the diverse voices of District 5 are represented in this critical conversation is a top priority for Kate during this campaign and her tenure in office. With an emphasis on personal and professional support for Omahans, Kate plans to demonstrate her ability to build coalitions around social issues + deliver on her promises.
With the events from this past summer, it is clear that OPD has been asked to go above and beyond the duties of their oath in providing services. This demonstrates an inefficiency in government. It’s the job of city council to help perfect the way our local government is run and to lead the conversation on public safety. While our current officials react to public opinion, Kate plans to guide it by working with police and community members to define community policing specific to her district and Omaha, while also engaging the full range of city + community services in response to the requests made by a diverse group of community members.
City services are the most tangible way we experience effective or ineffective city government; dozens and dozens of systems working in tandem to make life easier for every Omahan. These systems employ thousands of our friends and family, who deserve to work with dignity and respect. As a resident of District 5, Kate recognizes that our services aren’t working, for anyone. Kate wants to bring her critical eye for detail to the city council. Omaha deserves a councilperson who takes immediate action to alleviate their constituents’ concerns, big or small.