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FROM THE COMMUNITY FOR ALL THE COMMUNITY

DEL PUEBLO PARA EL PUEBLO

 

MEET MARTHA

Creating community has always been an important part of my life. 

New Rochelle created community for me. It has always been a meaningful place as

this very District is the community where my father first arrived to from Mexico in the late '60s.

By the time I came to this country as a 15-year-old, I lived in neighboring Mamaroneck

(Mamaroneck High School Class of 77!)  and spent the next 26 years there.  After 5 years in Mt. Vernon

I moved to New Rochelle, to District 1, and it's been my home base now for 14 years. 

With a rewarding career working in community advocacy, I cannot think of a better place to further my commitment to public service than in New Rochelle.

It’s why I’m running for New Rochelle City Council to represent District 1. 

We are a richly diverse community with residents from all walks of life. We have multi-generations of

Italian Americans, African Americans, Irish Americans, Korean Americans, Portuguese Americans

and Hispanic Americans with backgrounds from 20 different Spanish-speaking countries….

Naturally, our district is where you will find all the best food in New Rochelle!

Currently, we have here in New Rochelle a tale of two cities. One end visibly has the resources and the support, robust infrastructure development and upgrades, and thriving schools, playgrounds and parks,

while the other end seems completely overlooked and flat-out forgotten. 

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ON THE ISSUES

Safety & Infrastructure

Our parks: We have thousands of families here in our district with children zoned for Jefferson and Columbus elementary schools, which are overcrowded. Outside of the playground facilities at these two schools, there is really only one public green space, Feeney Park.  While Feeney's playground can use contemporary upgrades, the playground at compact Seacord Park has poor quality equipment in desperate need of replacement to recreational material comparable to other parks in New Rochelle.  Also, we need more  green spaces to adequately serve our community's population. 

 

Our roads: We must address the deteriorating conditions on Webster and Union avenues. There is no immediate plan with the city’s capital projects grant from the state for our district. We must act before these roads worsen to a public safety hazard. 

 

Our neighborhoods: We suffer immense parking shortages, particularly in the Union Ave business district. I will act with urgency to initiate a plan with local government, developers or commercial property entities to solve our parking woes. Parking solutions directly impact our local businesses and, in turn, make our neighborhoods safer for everyone.

Housing Justice

Our working families are hit hard by the rising cost of rents right here in New Rochelle. The American dream of home ownership seems out of reach for too many families in our district.  Meanwhile, many fear the threat of displacement from all the glass buildings going up in downtown and around.

 

What developers promise in affordable housing among the 6,000+ units coming to New Rochelle should be appropriately reviewed and made easily available to the public with adequate community input.

 

We must ensure those new units are offered through a fair and equitable system, with priority offered to our seniors and veterans with an incentive program for young people in the workforce making their way into the housing market, many of whom are carrying extreme college tuition debt.

Youth Advocacy

Too often I hear countless stories from families in our district with NRHS graduates seeing little prospects in the job market here in New Rochelle. College may not be for everyone. We should be able to offer our youth alternative paths forward if they want to stay here in our city. Guiding them for a shot at a sound future benefits our city in return.

 

From childcare, K-12 after-school programs, college preparedness to internships, skilled trade apprenticeships, job training and tools for entrepreneurship, I am committed to bringing valuable resources to our district. With my background in community advocacy I know we can explore opportunities to partner with the private and public sectors to benefit the next generation of our community.

 

This is how we invest in our future: taking care of our youth.

 

Photo Credit: Jose Luis Ramirez

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ENDORSEMENTS

George Latimer

County Executive

Diane Atkins

Special Assistant 

to County Executive

Shelley Mayer

State Senator

Ken Jenkins

Deputy 

County Executive

Steve Otis

State Assemblyman

Andrea Stewart-Cousins

NY State Majority Leader

Eliot Engel

US Congressman

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