THE BEST Candidate for Norfolk City council, superward 7
Paid for and authorized by Citizens for Angelia Williams Graves.
Over the past six (6) years as YOUR councilwoman, Angelia Williams Graves has worked diligently to ensure neighborhoods in Superward 7 are safe and have funding. During her tenure on council funding has increased to many areas of Norfolk including:
• the Southside
• the 35th Street corridor
• the Five Points/Norview area
• the Military Circle/Military Hwy corridor and Poplar Halls neighborhood area
•Denby Park/Wards Corner
Angelia has always supported a diverse police force and been a strong advocate for:
• Fair and Impartial Policing
•Increased funding for CIT (Crisis Intervention Training)
•Funding for body cameras for all patrol officers
•Advocated unprecedented efforts to recruit, train, and retain a diverse police force.
•Supported police pay/step increases as well as pay adjustments for the Norfolk Sheriff’s Dept.
•Strongly advocated for the hiring of a Police Chief “from within” the department, leading to the promotion and hiring of Chief Michael Goldsmith
Every budget year, since being elected to council in 2010 as YOUR councilwoman, Angelia has successfully advocated to fully fund the Norfolk Public Schools’ budget gaps, left by the General Assembly. Teacher raises and technology infrastructure upgrades have been and will continue to remain a priority for her. Angelia was also a strong supporter of having the council take on the task of building five (5) new schools in our city; a much needed initiative that begins to bring our school buildings into the 21st century. She is also an advocate for the new CTI school to improve the opportunities of NPS students obtaining “above average” wages and employment in the trade, math, technology and engineering fields upon graduation.
Over the past six (6) years as YOUR councilwoman, Angelia Williams Graves has been an advocate for common sense development projects that have brought good, high paying jobs to the City of Norfolk. These opportunities include, but are not limited to:
•Bauer Compressor expansion
•Croaker Spot on 35th St
•CDI relocation and expansion
•SAMS Club and Wards Corner redevelopment
•Broad Creek Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market & WAWA
Lastly, as YOUR councilwoman, Angelia was the ONLY member of council to vote AGAINST the overhauling of the Senior Tax Relief Program and continues to lobby for the return of that program in its former state. Through her work as the Co-chair of the Mayor’s Commission on Poverty Reduction, Angelia advocated for and all full time city employees’ salaries to begin above the poverty level. Angelia has been and will continue to be a strong advocate for city employee raises being included in current and future budgets as well as stipends and possible COLAs for city retirees.
Angelia Williams Graves
What I Have Accomplished For YOU