Alex Wan

Candidate for Atlanta City Council District 6

Website: www.alexwanforatlanta.com

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What immediate actions can city council take to aid in curbing the violent crime occurring in Atlanta?
• Address public safety recruitment, retention, and morale so that we can establish a sufficiently staffed department
• Invest in technology (video cameras, sensors, etc.) to help solve crimes
• Expand arrest diversion strategies to help address underlying causes leading to
criminal acts
• Commit funding for training reform to rebuild relationship between law
enforcement and citizen and to strengthen community engagement in fighting
crime
• Support awareness campaigns to reduce the number of weapons stolen from
cars

Will you make affordable housing a priority of your term on the council, and what actions need to be taking to insure meeting the goal of 20,000 affordable homes by 2026?
Yes.
• Secure sustainable funding source to invest in building and preserving affordable
units, as well as helping residents stay in their homes
• Identify city‐owned land to contribute to affordable housing developments
• Aggressively pursue and compete for housing tax credit projects
• Continue requiring and monitor affordable unit requirements when any public
funds are provided in a project
• Explore strategic inclusionary zoning applications where appropriate

Will transit on the Atlanta BeltLine corridor be a top priority and how will you work to fast‐track it?
Yes.
• Push stakeholders (city, state, federal) to accelerate BeltLine right‐of‐way
acquisition, both in the Northwest section of the BeltLine and the various “pinch
points” along the corridors
• Engage MARTA to revisit the current proposed project list and delivery schedule
• Vet and appoint City of Atlanta MARTA board members that share this priority
• Leverage the relationships of our city leaders and our US Senators to secure gap
funding from the federal government

What can the council do prioritize combating climate change?
• Continue aggressively pursuing the milestones set forth in the city’s 100% Clean Energy plan, and adequately fund supporting initiatives
• Prioritize expansion of facilities that support alternate transportation modes (bike lanes, pedestrian options, transit, etc.)
• Increase investments in education and programs around recycling and greenspace, including protecting the tree canopy

What are three issues specifically affecting your district that you plan to address while on council?
• Reforming and strengthening public safety and reducing crime
• Improving our city infrastructure (get Renew Atlanta and TSPLOST projects back
on track!)
• Improving on the delivery of basic, core city services

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.