Candidate for Mayor
As part of the executive branch, I would not be casting a vote on legislation. However, I believe in the importance of transparency and providing constituents with the information they need to remain well-informed.
I do not believe that the Wilmington police should engage in civil asset forfeiture.
I would be in support of actions that increase the transparency of such events.
Yes. I am aware of the stressful and challenging nature of law enforcement, and would be in support of initiatives that prioritize providing the holistic care and mental health support they may need in order to best serve and protect the City of Wilmington.
As a critical component of the Safer Neighborhoods pillar of my campaign, I support the implementation of body-worn cameras on all officers for safety, training, and transparency.
I would be in support of legislation that would end no knock warrants.
I would be in support of legislation that would end Operation Safe Streets (OSS).
I would be in support of policies that encourage collaboration between the community and city public safety officials to address challenges in law enforcement.
One of the three pillars of my campaign, Empower Our People, aims to address the impact of the years of damage that has been done to our communities. I plan to do this through the following initiatives: providing resources for homeownership and reducing blight and vacancy; promoting holistic human development through invested focus on mental health, education, and training programs; making equitable investments in all neighborhoods including parks, public spaces and infrastructure; and promoting cultural affairs and activities to celebrate the rich, proud heritage of Wilmington’s diverse people. Please visit www.veldaformayor.com to read more about my vision for Wilmington.
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