Public Safety is an issue that crosses neighborhood lines and touches every community in Atlanta.
Amir believes that keeping our communities safe should be a top priority. Indeed, it is one of the city charter's direct charges. As our next City Councilmember, Amir will leverage his experience as a former Board member of the Atlanta Fire Rescue Foundation, to work closely with elected leaders and public safety officials to ensure Atlantans and visitors are safe in every part of District 2.
Specifically, Amir will work for:
- A strong and stable police and fire rescue force through competitive pay at all levels of experience;
- Community policing and increased bike and foot patrols across District 2;
- A Fire Rescue department with (1) stations that are renovated and fully functional; (2) pay that will attract and retain firefighters; and (3) all necessary equipment and staffing to retain best-in-class ISO rating and position the department to safely and effectively meet the demands of their work;
- A police department that has the leaderships, tools, and support needed to nimble, professional, and effective;
- A public safety workforce that reflects our city's diversity and that builds constructive relationships with residents and visitors;
- Preventative programs and services that will help citizens address mental health issues that can lead to violent behavior; and
- More police officers on bike and foot in areas of density and along the Beltline; and
- A safer, cleaner, more welcoming Little Five Points and Juniper/Pine, among others.