I am honored to have the opportunity to lead our great city for four more years. During my second term in office, I plan to build on the progressive agenda of our first term, and continue to tackle our most pressing challenges.
Here are our Administration’s top priorities for the next four years.
Creating a safer and more just Philadelphia.
In partnership with residents, community partners, our new police commissioner, and other stakeholders, our Administration will make necessary police reforms, improve community-police relations, restore equity in the criminal justice system, and significantly reduce gun violence.
Providing quality education for all.
In collaboration with the School District of Philadelphia and Board of Education, our Administration will fulfill the promise of local control, help more residents earn a credential or post-secondary degree by making Community College of Philadelphia more accessible and affordable, and continue to expand access to quality early childhood education.
Producing cleaner and safer streets.
We will continue to drastically improve the conditions of Philadelphia streets, expand street sweeping to every neighborhood by 2023, develop a large-scale commercial corridor cleaning program, and continue to focus on combating illegal short dumping. Our Administration will also support SEPTA’s transformational redesign of the bus network.
Building inclusive and resilient neighborhoods.
With support from partners and community members, we will work to break the cycle of intergenerational poverty, invest in affordable housing, and continue to fight the opioid and climate crises.
Developing a diverse, efficient and effective government.
We will prioritize racial equity in our policies and programs, increase the use of data and evaluation across the government, and improve customer service for residents and businesses to make City services more accessible to all Philadelphians.
I look forward to the work ahead. Together, we can create a stronger city that works for all Philadelphians.