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During his first two terms on the Council, John has continuously fought for policies to improve the lives of working class people in our community. John has focused on both systemic and minute neighborhood issues, such as increasing rodent control enforcement. He believes that housing is a human right, and has fought for policies to ensure safe, affordable housing for everyone. John helped secure increased funding for the schools and doubled funding for the City’s rental assistance program for low-income residents. Together with then-Councilman Steve Stycos, and teachers, John helped create the community garden at Arlington Elementary School. He is currently working to establish a splash pad in Ward 3, and reduce health disparities as a member of the Cranston Health Equity Zone. John cares deeply about our environment and combating climate change, and was the co-lead sponsor on the Cranston plastic bag ban, as well as a $5m climate bond to invest in green energy and energy conservation. When the Covid-19 pandemic first started John worked to connect volunteers with people in need by organizing a mutual aid group, and introduced a package of proposals to protect taxpayers and support our local economy. John has pushed back against irresponsible fiscal policy, and voted against a nearly 3% tax increase in 2022. He believes that our government should be accessible and transparent to every Cranston resident, and has kept his promise to hold monthly community meetings throughout his two terms to bring neighbors together to discuss the issues at hand and work collaboratively to identify solutions.
John is fighting to create a more just, equitable, and resilient Cranston. As a City Councilor, he promises to continue to:
Champion policies that support working families and marginalized communities.
Address our housing crisis by working to ensure safe, affordable housing for every resident.
Strengthen our schools into more enriching and safer places of learning.
Endorse responsible planning that respects our neighborhoods and creates a more livable city.
Work to protect our environment, combat climate change, and increase open space.
Focus on quality of life issues such as infrastructure, blight, and creating a more cohesive community.
Support a better framework to grow our local economy and boost small businesses.
Promote policies to create a healthier, more resilient community.
Be honest, accessible, accountable, and transparent.
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