Issues

A New Economic Direction

Our city needs more good-paying jobs. We must do everything possible to create a good climate for job growth by going the extra mile to secure jobs from firms in growing rather than declining sectors. The city needs to make job-creating investments with honest, accountable business partners,…...read more >

Safe Neighborhoods

Our city’s most basic duty is to make our streets, schools, and neighborhoods safe to live and work in. Through strong organizational and fiscal management, we must make sure that our city government meets its responsibility to keep our citizens safe. We need to work every day to crack…...read more >

Strong Schools

South Bend can only reach its potential when our children do, in a healthy K-12 educational system in harmony with our strong universities. Although the school board is independent, the mayor can and should lead partnerships to improve our education system. The city must do whatever it …...read more >

A City That Works for You

All dealings with the city should be straightforward, affordable, and simple. The mayor should take responsibility for monitoring and improving the performance of all city departments as they engage with residents and businesses on everything from permits and code enforcement to utilities an…...read more >

Regional and Global Connections

Our location in northern Indiana is a great asset. We have access to major road and rail connections, the St. Joseph River, world-class universities, Lake Michigan, and Chicago. We must actively pursue opportunities to link to other communities by air, road, and rail so our citizens and busi…...read more >