for Fifth Ward alderman
Highlights from our announcement
These three broad areas of focus guide us:
Inspiring civic action
Liveable local economics
Strengthening local stewardship
We are all connected to each other by what matters to us ...
Regardless of whether you live in a high-rise on East End in Hyde Park or a six-flat on Maryland in Woodlawn or a single-family home on the lakefront in South Shore, our needs are all the same, and so are the things we want from our community. We want the people we love to feel safe here. We want to be able to prosper. We want to connect with the people around us. The basic necessities are also required for all of these things to happen, so we all share these needs as well. None of us is any different from any of our neighbors in this respect.
... and also by the challenges we face
The challenges our community faces are also interrelated. When we are unable to improve the quality of schools in our neighborhoods, opportunity declines and the odds of children being able to hold onto a home or live in the same way their parents did also decline. So education issues become economic issues. When desperate neighbors are unable to maintain their property, or circumstances lead to a house being abandoned, we all suffer the consequences. If that that property becomes vacant and open, it becomes a public safety issue, and just like that, an economic issue becomes a public safety issue. Just as we have common wants and needs, so too are the things that our neighbors need for a peaceful and prosperous life also the things that we are fighting for.
It will take our to make the change we need
Culture and the business of art
Investing in teens
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My name is Gabriel Piemonte. I am running for alderman of the Fifth Ward, which covers much of the South Lakefront on the South Side of Chicago. This website is for Fifth Ward voters who are interested in the race, people concerned about fairness and justice on the South Side, and people everywhere who are concerned about the redevelopment of Jackson Park, the Obama Center, and the Tiger Woods Golf Course. This site is for Hyde Park Academy alumni and current students and teachers who want someone in office who care about their school. This site is for people who love public art and would like to see more of it in our communities. This city council seat covers parts of Hyde Park, Grand Crossing, South Shore, and Woodlawn. If you love the South Lakefront, you belong here.