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Welcome to Forward Together: Our Pledge for a Stronger Bernalillo County

At the heart of our campaign is a simple yet powerful promise: to always put our county first. This means ensuring that every decision, every policy, and every initiative we undertake serves the greater good of our community. It means stewarding public resources with integrity, cutting wasteful spending, and forging strong partnerships with organizations that share our vision for a prosperous, safe, and inclusive Bernalillo County.

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A Safer Community: Transforming Justice with Innovation

Safety and justice are the bedrock of a thriving community. That's why we're critically evaluating the Arnold tool's impact on our justice system. By assessing its effectiveness, we're committed to enhancing decision-making processes that keep our streets safe while ensuring fairness and rehabilitation. It's not just about maintaining order; it's about building a justice system that reflects our community's values of compassion, equity, and trust.

Economic Prosperity: Cultivating Talent and Spaces

Economic development isn't just a buzzword for us; it's a mission to unlock the full potential of Bernalillo County. Drawing on proven strategies from across the nation​​, we're focusing on two pillars: nurturing talent and creating dynamic spaces where businesses and communities can flourish. From supporting education and skill development to investing in placemaking initiatives that make our urban areas more livable and attractive, we're committed to sparking economic growth that benefits everyone. Our goal is to create a thriving economic landscape where businesses grow, jobs are created, and communities prosper together.

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Homelessness: A Housing First Approach

Homelessness is a complex issue, but our approach is straightforward: housing is a human right. Inspired by successful Housing First models, we're advocating for immediate access to housing for our homeless neighbors, without preconditions. This is more than just a roof over their heads; it's about providing stability, dignity, and a pathway to recovery and reintegration into the community.

Behavioral Health: A Compassionate, Comprehensive System

Our vision for behavioral health in Bernalillo County is bold and comprehensive. We're advocating for the establishment of a behavioral health ecosystem that includes psychiatric emergency services, urgent care clinics, and enough inpatient facilities to meet the needs of our community. Our approach addresses a wide spectrum of needs, from opiate addiction to anxiety, ensuring that everyone has access to the care they need when they need it.

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In every initiative, our promise is to lead with compassion, integrity, and an unwavering commitment to the well-being of every resident of Bernalillo County. Transparency and accountability are the pillars upon which we stand, ensuring that every action taken is open for review and every decision made is in the best interest of our community. By fostering an environment of trust and openness, we invite our constituents to be a part of the conversation and the solution. Together, we can build a future that truly puts our county first, with a governance model that not only serves but also exemplifies the principles of responsible and inclusive leadership.

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