a HARDY PLAN
Michael Hardy is ready to take on the issues to make Ward 11 even a better place to live.
Transparent Government & Public Comment
Michael Hardy is an enthusiastic advocate for Transparent Government and meaningful Public Comment. Hardy supports the Clevelanders for Public Comment Proposal to pass an Ordinance governing Public Comment. As Councilperson, Hardy will make sure that Hardy and other City officials hear the citizens of Ward 11 voices. He will start with a newsletter focused on Ward 11. “WE should look at citizen’s input as an asset, not a burden,” says Michael Hardy.
Safe & Secure Neighborhoods
Our Ward 11 home must be a safe place for our citizens. Hardy will work for better equipped, better-trained safety forces. Hardy supports a Community Policing model and advocates the return of Police Mini-stations, but based on Hardy’s conversations with a former Police Commander, mobile mini-stations may be the best option. Hard believes we can no longer ignore the problems. Therefore, he supports ending racial profiling, opposes qualified immunity, and eliminating the cash bail system. Safety, fairness, and justice must co-exist.
Efficiency in City Services
Sometimes overlooked, the efficiency of City Services plays a significant role in the quality of life. For example, when working with new street light installation in Ward 11, Hardy noticed that follow-up was sometimes slow or even non-existent. Michael Hardy work to eliminate red tape through the Ward-based newsletter he will create become an advocate for the Ward 11 residents to help get things done.
Improve Economic Opportunities
The City of Cleveland must keep pace with what some are calling the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The very nature of business and the economy has changed to digital. Michael Hardy believes that one of the first steps, in conjunction with educational and training initiatives, is ensuring all businesses and residents must have access to the internet. Michael Hardy proposes creating a Municipal Broadband Network either Citywide or just for Ward 11.
Informed Educational Choices
Michael Hardy will be the best friend to all the Ward’s neighborhood small businesses and will work within Council to make sure Cleveland is prepared in this new economy. We now have a new economy, and Cleveland and the residents of Ward 11 must be prepared. Michael Hardy is the one to make that happen because he understands the future.
Prioritize Health & Recreation
As a Certified Health Coach, Michael Hardy is passionate about elevating the quality of life in Ward 11 by promoting health and recreation. His focus includes upgrading and diversifying recreational opportunities for our youth, ensuring all residents have access to nutritional foods and bringing Urban Farming initiatives to Ward 11. Hardy has relationships with local recreational teams, and he stands ready to help them succeed.
Champion of Workers’ Rights
In succeeding in the new economy, the workers who “do it” must be a priority. Michael Hardy is a union member and was raised in a two-union member household. Hardy will always champion the rights of Workers and always support investment in workers. Growing up in Ward 11, Hardy not only learned to respect hard work, he learned that workers pulling together could elevate the quality of life for all. Hardy understands that our greatest asset is our workers.
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