As a part of the NAACP/Piedmont Association of Housing Resident Candidate Forum, Mike continued to discuss his vision for One Charlottesville that supports all residents.
Mike told the crowd about his City of Opportunity strategy, including bringing more private-sector jobs to those without college degrees through more targeted workforce development. He also addressed concerns about developments like “the Flats” on West Main Street, saying, “I’ve heard from residents of Fifeville, Starr Hill and elsewhere that [West Main] is not a welcoming corridor. We need more minority-owned businesses on West Main Street, we need it to reflect the surrounding neighborhoods and not just be a canyon of glittering boutiques where they don’t feel welcome.”
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