Public Safety and Justice
Zeke came to the city council having been a teacher in schools that looked and felt like jails. After a school shooting, he championed The Healing City Act which made Baltimore the first city in the country to legislate trauma-informed care. As Council President, Zeke will accelerate the implementation of that law, understanding that we must address Baltimore’s mental health crisis – an epidemic which drives violence and addiction in our communities.
Zeke understands that ‘public safety’ does not simply mean law enforcement for violent crimes, it also means increased housing inspectors to ensure seniors are living in well-maintained buildings and ensuring that young adults have summer job opportunities. ‘Public safety’ means enforcement and accountability, and it also means enrichment and access.