Reduce Crime & Reform Police

We, Detroit, need a leader who will work to ensure Detroiters live in a safe community where people can raise their families, and their property is safe.  We Deserve Better!  An Anthony Adams administration will address reducing crime and reforming police by:

  • Adopting a more aggressive approach to enhance early intervention versus surveillance strategies of the population.
  • Creating Community Intervention Specialist who are proactive in addressing the root issues of conflict in our communities. The Community Intervention Specialist will work with existing network of community organizations that focus on intervention and conflict resolution.
  • Accurately report crime statistics, so that citizens have faith in what’s reported.
  • Refining the approach to enforcing laws by decriminalizing possession of small amounts of certain drugs. Shifting the focus from criminal prosecution to civil infraction + use of specialized courts to address underlying issues of addiction, homelessness, and hopelessness.
  • Reducing response times in responding to priority calls for service. Participating in the Green Light program should not be the determining factor in how the Detroit Police Department (DPD) responds to service.
  • Removing anti-accountability provisions from the DPD’s union contract.
  • Creating alternative methodologies for responding to non-violent service calls.
  • Extending training to officers, which includes a community service component to ensure officers understand the community they serve.
  • Providing a pathway to productivity to help those who have fallen through the cracks become productive citizens to reduce engagement with DPD.
  • Hosting on-going (Get your Sh!t in Order) General Amnesty & Expungement Day’s to help those with criminal records.
  • Working with local and state leaders to reduce outstanding tickets and traffic warrants + help address misdemeanor violations and outstanding felony warrants.
  • Minimizing the enforcement of minor infractions related to poverty – such as broken taillights and equipment – as primary reasons for traffic stops.
  • Enhancing mental health services for police officers. Officer wellness is the key to the retention of officers.
  • Increasing the number of officers living in the city by offering a “resident benefit” stipend – similar to firefighters.

Protect Our Senior Citizens

We, Detroit, need an innovative leader who will take bold actions to address the older residents’ modern and diverse needs in the city. We Deserve Better!  An Anthony Adams administration will focus on supporting seniors by:

  • Restoring grant opportunities to protect and stabilize seniors in their homes. Loans are OUT!
  • Enhancing community contact with seniors, so no one feels lonely.
  • Expanding opportunities for seniors to engage in meaningful activities in the community. Their skills and services need to be utilized in a much more robust way.
  • Enhancing opportunities for older adult students, and encouraging the value of intergenerational learning.
  • Launching and increasing investment in age-focused incubators and accelerators creating new businesses with universal design in mind.
  • Working with community agencies to combat elder abuse, neglect and financial fraud, and scams to protect our seniors.
  • Working with state and federal agents to tackle hunger by enrolling older adults in the SNAP and food stamps programs.

Improve Detroiters’ Quality of Life

We, Detroit, need a leader who will connect the dots of commonsense programs to support real access to jobs, education, environmental justice, and comprehensive healthcare, including mental health and substance abuse issues.  We Deserve Better!  An Anthony Adams administration will focus on improving Detroiters’ Quality of Life by:

  • Addressing issues of poverty plaguing our city.
  • Attack structural racism issues, which inhibit and restrict investment in working-class people and businesses in the city. The structural racism issues of bank lending and insurance redlining are at the top of the list.
  • Working to create an income-based water billing system like other best-of-class systems recently established throughout the country.
  • Advancing “Universal Basic Income,” so Detroiters who are underemployed receive a living wage.
  • Establishing a “Chief Educational Officer” who will advocate for children in public- and charter-schools.
  • Bridging the ‘Digital Divide” by enhancing wireless options to increase Detroit residents’ access.
  • Enhancing library services.
  • Supporting reform measures, which require charter schools operating in Detroit to have boards comprised of all city residents.
  • Continuing the pause on all tax foreclosure auctions, indefinitely, until significant reforms are made to the tax assessment and tax auction process.
  • Dismantling the Detroit Land Bank Authority and replacing it with a more accountable and responsive entity that encourages homeownership – with a targeted goal of 25,000 new homeowners.
  • Vigorously, fighting against modifications to existing industrial permits, which release high levels of toxic discharges in Detroit.
  • Improving and integrating mental health services for all residents.
  • Focusing efforts and leveraging partnerships with local hospitals and other medical providers to create healthy lifestyles for residents.

Empower Detroit

We, Detroit, need a leader who understands that opportunity is not only about personal success but also the success of a community. Detroit needs a leader who knows we are better off when everyone can contribute and participate regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation, and economic status. We Deserve Better!  An Anthony Adams administration will focus on empowering all residents in Detroit by:

  • Respecting the people who live here.
  • Addressing the issue of over taxation of Detroit residents.
  • Enhancing DDOT transportation services, and mobility.
  • Working to retain and expand existing businesses with financial support and lending programs.
  • Restoring equity to existing businesses that have never received financial subsidies, but continue to provide goods and services to the community.
  • Dramatically reduce corporate funding that does not benefit the community, but takes away resources from our libraries and schools.
  • Supporting reform measures, which require charter schools operating in Detroit to have boards comprised of all city residents.
  • Continuing the pause on all tax foreclosure auctions, indefinitely, until significant reforms are made to the tax assessment and tax auction process.
  • Dismantling the Detroit Land Bank Authority and replacing it with a more accountable and responsive entity that encourages homeownership – with a targeted goal of 25,000 new homeowners.
  • Vigorously, fighting against modifications to existing industrial permits, which release high levels of toxic discharges in Detroit.
  • Improving and integrating mental health services for all residents.
  • Focusing efforts and leveraging partnerships with local hospitals and other medical providers to create healthy lifestyles for residents.

“I am committed to serving the ordinary people of Detroit and not Special Interest Groups.”

“I am committed to serving the ordinary people of Detroit and not Special Interest Groups.”

Anthony Adams is not approaching this campaign like the rest, which is to rely on billionaires and the well-connected for their support. To compete, he needs you to contribute whatever you can to help even the playing field, so everyday Detroiters have a voice.

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