Downtown for Families

Updated: Feb 17

Downtown should be a community where families take root and grow. For two decades, Mayor Fulop and city leaders pursued a different vision, planning downtown as a pit stop for the wealthy on their way to the suburbs. They built tens of thousands of units of housing without planning for new schools OR funding those schools. In 2020, we made significant strides to reverse these mistakes:

  • Secured the construction of a new elementary school, serving grades Pre-K3 through 5, in the heart of downtown, at no cost to the taxpayer.

  • Developed a citywide consensus to use the tax revenue from marijuana to fund our public schools.