Ray Harmon, public servant and candidate for the Milwaukee Common Council in District 9, released the second part of his Vision for Change for Northwest Milwaukee: Improving the Quality of Life.
“Along with my detailed plan for jobs and economic development, my framework for revitalizing Milwaukee’s northwest side is hinged upon improving the quality of life,” Harmon said. “For years, District 9 has dealt with declining neighborhoods. As alderperson, I plan to initiate specific data driven programs and community partnerships that would effectively revitalize our many prized neighborhoods in northwest Milwaukee.”
Harmon continued, “Foremost, to properly apply shrinking resources, I plan to develop a Neighborhood Indicators Project in District 9 which will help policy makers guide policy and budget decisions to better understand neighborhood trends and needs through data analysis of key characteristics related to quality of life.”
“Along with my plans for broad neighborhood revitalization, I believe steps can be taken to immediately make our communities healthier and safer. Increased police bicycle and foot patrols, more street lighting, a more timely response to potholes and better evaluation and management of road conditions are all reasonable steps that can be taken to improve the health and safety in our neighborhoods.”
“The goal of my proposals is to better understand our neighborhoods’ needs and to have the resources in place to apply tailored solutions,” added Harmon. “As alderperson, and with my detailed Vision for Change, I plan to work with the many neighborhoods of District 9 to set a concrete direction for growth and community progress.”
The full “Improving the Quality of Life” plan can be found at www.HarmonForDistrict9.com.
Ray Harmon grew up in Milwaukee where he learned the values of hard work and community service. He has spent his career as a public servant, having served as a legislative assistant for the city and county governments, with the Milwaukee Urban League, Neighborhood Schools Initiative and the administrations of former Governor Jim Doyle and former Madison Mayor Dave Cieslewicz. He has overseen programs for crime reduction, economic development, affordable housing, parks, libraries, public works and civil rights.
A heart transplant recipient, Ray is a volunteer for the Wisconsin Donor Network and other health care charities.