Infrastructure spending decisions must focus on safety and economic equality. We start with a cost/benefit analysis to know not just the cost, but whether the benefit reaches the few or the many. We need both a regional approach to improvements and neighborhood-led input.
Key areas include: traffic safety zones, renewable energy, expanded use of community centers, public transportation, and reliable hi-speed internet (which is a healthcare and education issue, something key to be able to be healthy and on equal footing with others).
It’s a lot! Key to funding it is actively pursuing state money and federal grants—and spending that money cost-efficiently and effectively, because funds will likely be in short supply. But sometimes it’s not about quickly re-patching the pothole, but solving the underlying problem with the road.