Let's Talk Equity
"As City Councilwoman, I want to work toward bridging the gap between community and city government. In doing so, we can begin to develop (or redevelop) plans for all communities in District 7."
"The term 'equity' refers to fairness and justice and is distinguished from equality: Whereas equality means providing the same to all, equity means recognizing that we do not all start from the same place and must acknowledge and make adjustments to imbalances." -NACE
The City of Chattanooga prides itself on being the “Scenic City,” but that is not the case for all communities. As I’ve canvassed the neighborhoods in District 7 and spoke with residents, it is evident that some communities have been neglected when it comes to revitalization and investment. From neighborhood blight to empty storefronts, it is very disheartening for those who live in overlooked and neglected areas. The great news is that D7 residents want to see change. They want to see their neighborhoods thrive with economic development, strong housing stock, strong infrastructure, and so much more.
As City Councilwoman, I want to work toward bridging the gap between community and city government. In doing so, we can begin to develop (or redevelop) plans for all communities in District 7. Whether it is offering incentives for local businesses to help boost economic development or improving neighborhood infrastructure, we will build stronger, connected, communities together in District 7.
Early voting begins tomorrow on February 10 through February 25. Find more information about early voting here. Vote Raquetta Dotley February 10-25 and on Election Day, March 2.