LWV Questionnaire Response

What are your thoughts about development in Amherst? 

Our downtown and village centers should be vibrant – retail, restaurants, and affordable housing.  Parking needs to respect neighborhoods and narrow streets ensuring access for residents and emergencies. Zoning changes need to respect our small town character.  Investments – water/sewer, sidewalks, bike lanes, and public transportation.  

How can the Town Council support racial justice work in Amherst? 

We need to support the creation of the CRESS Program. I proposed an amendment to increase the number of positions from 4 to 8.  We need to support African Heritage Reparations Assembly’s guidance regarding Reparations. Town Committees and the Town Council need to include representatives of the BIPOC Community.