KEVIN MUNDY for City Council

Platforms, Positions & Plans

There are so many important issues and priorities facing the City Council, it’s difficult to pinpoint which are the most pressing. This is especially true since most of these are interrelated, like many smaller pieces of a larger puzzle, and impact the entire city. Below are a few that I’ve highlighted in previous candidate forums as areas of particular concern for me.

  • Affordable housing. This is a problem nationwide, and one that impacts us right here in the Triad. We need workforce housing that the working poor can afford — like the Shalom Project initiative in progress at the site of the former Budget Inn on Peter’s Creek Parkway at Academy St. We also have to accommodate low- and no-income residents who are being displaced from Crystal Towers and other low-income housing. 
  • Economic Development. Long gone are the days of tobacco and textiles manufacturing jobs and the good salaries they paid. We’ve lost several other corporate headquarters from different industries as well. We must bring business and industry and jobs that will pay a living wage and better to Winston-Salem.
  • Workforce Development. We can’t attract businesses if they can’t readily find the employees they need here. We have to train our people today to fill the jobs of tomorrow.
  • Environment. Winston-Salem’s air quality is among the poorest in the state. Too many cars on the road, urban sprawl, and inadequate public transportation all contribute to this situation. We need to reduce our carbon footprint and our dependence on fossil fuels, and proactively address current and future problems that climate change has brought and will continue to bring.

When elected to City Council, I pledge to be CONNECTED, TRANSPARENT & ACCESSIBLE.

  • I’ll be present in the community and aware of what’s going on. I’ll attend events like First Friday Gallery Hops in the Arts District, Winston-Salem Dash games, street festivals like Fiesta!, Texas Pete’s Spirits of Summer and Pride Winston-Salem, Chamber luncheons, voter suppression protests with my fellow social justice warriors from Green Street Church, live music and theatre performances and much more. Winston-Salem is where you’ll find me actively living, working, playing and praying, so you bet I’ll be connected.
  • I’ll share information. I don’t like backroom deals or hiding plans from people “for their own good” so count on me telling you what’s going on at City Hall. I’ll produce a newsletter to keep my Southwest Ward residents and anyone else who wants to subscribe in the know.
  • If you need me, you can find me. I plan on opening up various channels of communication, both in person and electronically, including a quarterly town hall meeting that will rotate throughout the ward. If you call me, I’ll return your call. If we need to meet in person, you’ll be able to schedule a face-to-face. You can email or send me a Facebook message. I can’t promise to always agree, but I will definitely promise to listen.