Through bold ideas and progressive spirit, Yvette will lead us on a path towards better business, brighter communities and bigger opportunities for everyone to play a part in our city’s future. Together, we’ll transform Cincinnati into a city with unlimited potential. A place for all possibilities. A Greater Cincinnati for us all.
To become a first-class city, we need a strong transit system. For many of our citizens, it’s critical to getting to work or school, to access healthcare or other essential services. It is also critical to attracting and retaining the next generation of citizens, and our growing tourism industry. As Mayor, Yvette will prioritize an improved transit system. She will seek partnerships with our transit authority, and state and federal governments, to better connect our citizens and compete for new talent.
Great communities are safe communities, where citizens are happy and healthy. Thriving neighborhoods where people desire to move, raise families, and retire. As Mayor, Yvette will continue her work in communities, listening to the voices and needs of our citizens on the ground.
Strengthening Small Business
Small businesses are key to neighborhood vibrancy and job creation. Yvette will work to develop an ecosystem to better support those neighborhood businesses, from their beginning stages through their growth phases.
Preserving Our History
A significant part of Cincinnati’s story and character is our history, which is represented by the amazing buildings that grace many of our neighborhoods. Those buildings are valued and irreplaceable. As Mayor, Yvette will prioritize saving these treasures, and putting them back to use for the next generation.
Cincinnati needs a 21st Century workforce, and opportunities for all who want and are willing to work hard for it. We must first connect our current workforce to the jobs that currently exist in the region, by prioritizing transportation. We must also attract middle class jobs of the future, in advanced manufacturing and green technology, by recommitting to the work of the Port Authority and REDI in the Queensgate area.
Safer, Brighter Future for Young People
To realize a brighter future, we must first instill hope and provide opportunity to the next generation of Cincinnatians. As a Councilmember, Yvette revamped the City’s Summer Youth Employment Program, and convened a Youth Commission, which hosted an annual youth summit and launched a citywide youth study. She will continue this work as Mayor, working to implement recommendations from the study to change the way we serve our children.
Helping Families out of Poverty
Cincinnati has one of the worst childhood poverty rates in the nation, and these children are more likely to become adults living in poverty. To address this generational poverty, we must provide sustainable jobs with wages sufficient to live, have benefits, and get to work by transit.
We also must provide safe, clean, and reliable housing that people can afford. As Mayor, Yvette will ensure that the voices of those living in poverty will be part of the discussion and the solution.