"I want to work for you, not special interests. I come from a working-class family that has been involved with public service for as long as I can remember. We need to create more opportunities, improve our streets, and expand our resources–especially affordable housing and public transit. With nearly a decade of grassroots experience, I know what it takes to find solutions, navigate the complicated governmental agencies, and get things done." –Tyler Barrett
Tampa ranks in the top 10 most dangerous areas in the nation for pedestrians. The top 2 causes are drunk driving and speeding. We must prioritize safety as our #1 transportation goal. We must ensure people with disabilities, children, and seniors (who are most likely to be struck by vehicles) are considered in new infrastructure and transit development.
-Enforce safer speeds in our neighborhoods
-Protect pedestrians with more walkability and modern lighting/infrastructure design
-Fill the potholes in our streets with sustainable, environmental-friendly material.
-Integrate transit stops into new developments
-Implement e-bike voucher program by building a local public-private coalition to get people off of our congested roads and onto healthier carbon-free alternatives (biking, walking, scooters, skateboards).
Domestic violence and lack of affordable housing are the 2 leading causes for homelessness in our city. We must encourage smart growth and green development while protecting and preserving the legacy and beauty of Tampa.
-Embrace diverse housing development including duplexes, triplexes, quadplexes, bungalow courts, small apartment buildings, and tiny homes in an effort to reduce homelessness and housing insecurity.
-Promote green roof initiatives and integrate vegetation and green spaces into new developments.
-Adjust rental requirements to reflect current wages, inflation, and affordable housing shortages.
-Create initiatives for local landlords and potential landlords to provide sustainable housing at reasonable costs.
Air quality & Livability
Tampa is one of the most beautiful places in the world to live. We must protect this natural beauty by prioritizing air quality, picking up trash, and protecting our water.
-Phase out water bottles and other excess, wasteful plastics to protect the environment.
-Promote community cleanups by building coalitions with local nonprofits and private sector leaders to prevent further pollution into the Hillsborough River and Tampa Bay.
-Provide more trash cans (sustainable and durable) to reduce littering and save public funds.
-Expand solar sidewalks and solar lighting in order to save tax dollars and provide a more equitable city.