Issues

Charlie supports policies that make our community a better place:

CLEAN AIR

Improve New Brunswick’s Public Transportation System

  • Create a Transportation Department to replace the troubled Parking Authority and finally address our crippling parking and transportation problems
  • Partner with Rutgers University to develop a free, robust, year-round electric bus system that connects New Brunswick’s neighborhoods
  • Develop a central online space for information about public transportation options
  • Make our streets and intersections safer for pedestrians and cyclists
  • Advocate for state and federal funding to establish a light rail transit system

Replace Fossil Fuel Consumption With Green Energy 

  • Create a community energy aggregation program to provide New Brunswick with clean electricity to take advantage of discounted rates by buying in bulk
  • Work with environmental advocates to increase wind and solar energy incentives
  • Develop and implement a plan for New Brunswick to transition to 100% renewable energy consumption by 2035

CLEAN WATER

 Protect Our Water and Keep it Public

  • Develop a comprehensive plan to invest in our water treatment and distribution infrastructure to improve the quality and reliability of our public drinking water
  • Use technology to eliminate the need to estimate water and sewer bills
  • Work with regulatory agencies to prevent toxic waste from poisoning our water
  • Clean up the Raritan River and fight polluters who jeopardize our water sources
  • Always tell the public immediately if there is a problem with the drinking water

Keep Our Neighborhoods Clean and Polluters in Check

  • Schedule more recycling pickups and volunteer-led litter clean-ups
  • Organize volunteers to help seniors shovel snow after winter storms
  • Install more public garbage cans in busy areas to prevent litter
  • Hold gas stations, factories, and other polluters accountable for their discharges
  • Attract businesses that behave responsibly and create clean, green jobs

CLEAN GOVERNMENT

End Corruption in New Brunswick Government

  • Abolish the failing New Brunswick Parking Authority and take control of their $390 million of debt before their fiscal problems spiral further out of control
  • Separate the New Brunswick Housing Authority from the Redevelopment Authority so that the NBHA can focus on creating more affordable housing
  • Create an anti-corruption task force to investigate allegations of misconduct
  • Install GPS tracking devices in all city-owned vehicles to prevent misuse
  • Advocate for and abide by term limits for all elected officials, including me

Stop The Violence and Reform the NBPD

  • Establish a Public Safety Department to oversee police, fire, and EMS
  • Hire police who live in New Brunswick and put more officers on foot patrol
  • Establish independent civilian review board for complaints against police
  • Make body-worn cameras a required part of the police uniform
  • Proactively address issues with officers who do not follow rules and regulations

COMMITMENT TO THE PEOPLE

Support Working Families, Renters, Immigrants, and our Homeless Population

  • Create a job training program to connect residents with good-paying, safe jobs
  • Enforce the city’s abandoned property ordinance and fix up vacant buildings
  • Open free computer labs with internet access in all five wards of our city
  • Investigate slumlords and employers who abuse or rip off their workers
  • Reject all applications for long-term tax exemptions that hurt our school system

Encourage Public Participation and Improve Transparency

  • Host monthly bilingual public forums on issues that affect the community
  • Provide greater access to information about crime and gangs
  • Build strong neighborhood associations to advocate for the people of our city
  • Create a public access television station and broadcast all public meetings
  • Advocate for same-day voter registration and more convenient polling places