Why Am I Running?
I’m running for City Council because I don’t like what I see happening to our neighborhoods.
Over the last several years I have witnessed first-hand our quality of life gradually diminish while our elected officials sit idly by and do nothing.
I’m a no-nonsense problem-solver and currently, City Hall has too many problems and not enough common sense. I’d like the opportunity to change that. I believe actually enforcing the laws we already have on the books would go a long to way to solving a lot of our problems.
Frank Perez, On the Issues
Frank Perez on the Issues
I believe residents know what is best for their neighborhoods. For that reason, I believe our City Council person must be accessible and responsive to residents. If elected, I promise to listen, attend neighborhood association meetings, and respond to your concerns and ideas.
District C faces a lot of issues. Here are my thoughts on a few of them.
“Not only is Frank passionate about New Orleans, he knows how to get things done.”
I will fight for affordable housing for all and will consult with local neighborhood associations for the best answer.
I believe the city needs to do more about the removal of blighted buildings throughout the district. Historic buildings in disrepair should be renovated.
I support the revitalization of Brechtel Park.
City Hall / Municipal Auditorium
I oppose relocating City Hall to the old Municipal Auditorium.
Construction & Zoning Variances
I believe variances should be rare and granted only with the approval of neighborhood residents.
I believe public service is a sacred trust. I will fight to root out corruption in City Hall.
I support community-based policing. Law Enforcement must work with residents to stop crime in our neighborhoods.
Criminal Justice Reform
I support criminal justice reform, including banning police chokeholds and legalizing recreational marijuana.
I believe we need to actively enforce the laws we have on the books.
I will hold Entergy accountable and oppose any proposed rate hike. I will also use the Council's regulatory power to push Entergy towards greener, more renewable energy sources.
I support full equality for all and will fight to expand legal protections to all marginalized groups.
I support additional development for Federal City.
Gen. Meyer Commercial Corridor
I support the revitalization of the General Meyer commercial corridor.
I support the development and accessibility of grocery stores in food deserts.
Mental Health and the Homeless
I support increasing mental health resources for the homeless.
We currently have a vibrant night-time economy and a day-time city government. I believe that city government should be accessible after normal business hours.
Park & Ride
I support the restoration of the Algiers Park and Ride, which has been defunct since Hurricane Katrina.
I will work to fix streets throughout District C.
I believe the city government should support the arts in general and public art specifically, especially in Algiers.
I support expanding and improving the efficiency of public transportation.
Sewage & Water Board
I support a complete overhaul of the management of the Sewage and Water Board.
I believe the current ordinance governing short-term rentals needs to be strictly enforced.
I will work to repair broken street lights and add lights where they are needed.
I believe we need a paradigm shift toward a more sustainable and enhanced model of tourism.
I think it should be easier, not more difficult, for people to vote. I will oppose voter suppression efforts.