It’s ok to have policies and standards on how people do business in our community.

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

Man Painting a Wall
Construction Engineer

There is a dire need for development that actually benefits the people of  Norfolk. This kind of policy, adopted by local governments across the country, ensures that the community benefits from projects undertaken by the government or by a private developer and aligns with the quality of life needs of our community (i.e. living wage, local hiring, and affordable housing requirements for subsidized development and more).

As a councilmember, Jackie will:

Develop partnerships for a city-wide public service announcement and community resource development for the negative impact of COVID-19 on the financial, social and emotional health of communities.

Promote Community Impact Reports (CIR) as a policy tool that assesses the fiscal, employment, housing, neighborhood, and smart-growth impacts of a proposed project

 

Support the adoption of Community Benefits Agreements (CBA) requiring the developers to provide specific amenities and/or mitigations to the local community or neighborhood in a signed agreement 

 

Work to implement Community Workforce Agreements (CWA) establishing strong job quality standards on publicly-funded or subsidized construction projects, and outlining a plan to recruit and hire low-income workers onto those projects

Jackie's record:

  • Advocated at the planning commission and city council meetings for and against development based on collective community benefits 

  • Worked with the City of Norfolk’s HUD Compliance Manager and Coronavirus Stimulus Coordinator to provide information to the community on Norfolk Redevelopment Housing Authority  (NRHA) COVID-19 Housing Costs Relief Program and Eviction resources

  • Lead the effort to diversity boards, commissions, and authorities which influenced ten minoritized and/or women residents to apply

  • Created the ‘Walk This Way’ initiative, a partnership between Richard Bolling Elementary and the Department of Transit, developed after a scholar lost his life on Princess Anne Ave.