Khrystian King: Fighting for What Matters Most
As a city councilor, social worker, and community leader, Khrystian has dealt first-hand with the challenges facing so many Worcester families. Khrystian knows what it takes to ensure every child and every parent has the opportunity to succeed - and our community’s concerns are his top priority.
HOUSING & CITY PLANNING
We have to stabilize rents, and create pathways to affordable homeownership by helping families with down payment assistance, and securing loans. I’ll hold out of town developers only focused on profit accountable and ensure that all neighborhoods are central to Worcester’s long term planning, not just Downtown. Affordability and quality of life have to be the priority.
QUALITY OF LIFE & THE ENVIRONMENT
We have to do a better job on key services like snow removal, and crosswalk and sidewalk repair. The trash bag fee is a regressive tax on residents and we need a long term plan that saves you money and makes the process more efficient. By investing in energy infrastructure, we can save residents money, create jobs, and reduce carbon emissions.
GOOD SCHOOLS & PUBLIC SAFETY
We have to support our children’s mental health through expanding social emotional learning and access to social workers and clinicians. We need to increase sports, after school, and summer programs for young people. We can keep communities safe by improving community-police relations, and ensuring trust and accountability. Politics won’t keep us safe, coming together will.
SMALL BUSINESS & TRANSPORTATION
Worcester’s long term financial plan needs to center small businesses. We need to remove red tape, and provide technical and financial assistance to local entrepreneurs. Vital to the economy, the environment, and resident quality of life, is a fare-free WRTA with expanded routes and hours. This will create jobs, stimulate the economy, and reduce carbon emissions.