KALAMAZOO MAYOR BOBBY J. HOPEWELL Announces RE-ELECTION Bid

KALAMAZOO MAYOR BOBBY J. HOPEWELL Announces RE-ELECTION Bid

KALAMAZOO, MI – Kalamazoo Mayor Bobby J. Hopewell has announced he will be seeking re-election to the Office of Mayor.  He delivered petition signatures to the City Clerk’s office Friday.

 

In announcing his campaign, Hopewell said, “I’m proud of the work I’ve been a part of  over the past decade and hope to continue to serve this amazing city .” Among the most difficult challenges the City Commission has faced, Hopewell said, have been ongoing budget shortfalls.

 

“We’ve navigated tough budget issues and continiue to provide core …

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ENVIRONEMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY

ENVIRONEMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY
SUSTAINABILITY & CONSERVATION

Promote conservation of natural resources by incentivizing and implementing sustainable practices, energy efficiency, and alternative energy solutions; provide education and leadership to ensure natural resources are preserved for future generations.

WATER MANAGEMENT

Manage groundwater, stormwater, and wastewater safely and responsibly to minimize pollution and ensure reliable access to clean, safe drinking water.

RESPONSIBLE REDEVELOPMENT

Encourage sustainable community redevelopment and rehabilitation practices that address blighted buildings, and preserve and protect historic properties.

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SAFE COMMUNITY

SAFE COMMUNITY
LAW ENFORCEMENT & EMERGENCY

Ensure prompt response to calls for service across the city through data analysis; Ensure that the Kalamazoo Public Safety Department is a “go-to” community asset that is well-trained, equipped, accountable, transparent, and respected.

SAFE TRANSPORTATION

Maintain the transportation network to ensure that community members can travel between spaces safely and efficiently in any mode of
transportation.

NEIGHBORHOOD ASSISTANCE

Proactively reinvest in neighborhoods through support of programs to help residents fix, rehabilitate, and stabilize homes through critical home repair assistance, educational …

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CONNECTED CITY

CONNECTED CITY
NON-MOTORIZED TRANSPORTATION

Develop and maintain a complete network of pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure of trails, bike lanes, sidewalks, crosswalks that focuses on seamless connections between the
various transit options.

ACCESSIBILITY

Ensure that City streets, sidewalks, and bus stops are accessible for all residents regardless of the weather, including those with limited mobility or who use mobility-aids including walkers, scooters, and strollers.

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

Provide an expansive public transportation system that is safe, reliable, accessible, affordable, efficient, and flexible.

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COMPLETE NEIGHBORHOODS

COMPLETE NEIGHBORHOODS
NEIGHBORHOOD PLANNING

Create long-term plans for Complete Neighborhood implementation including housing, transportation infrastructure, and land uses that explore and support neighborhood
visions.

DEVELOPMENT

Incentivize development that brings economic opportunity and security for all residents and that is accompanied by greater race and social equity with community benefit models.

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