2019 City Council District 3 Candidate

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Jamie Gauthier

Party: Democrat
Previous occupations: INROADS; Founder of Mommy Grads; Philadelphia LISC; Executive Director of the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia; Executive Director of the Fairmount Park Conservancy
Websites:
Campaign Website
Candidate questionnaire: Not completed
Contact information:
info@jamieforwestphilly.com
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Gauthier was born and raised in West Philadelphia, and attended Temple University and the University of Pennsylvania. She has extensive experience working in various West Philadelphia nonprofits.

Positions

All position stances below can be found on the campaign website.

Governance and ethics

  • Opposes the practice of councilmanic prerogative, which allows district councilmembers to have a high degree of power of land use and development within their districts

Housing

  • Supports passing legislation to reform zoning as recommended by “Philadelphia 2035”

  • Supports strengthening “just cause” eviction legislation to further protect renters

  • Supports expanding City resources for homeowners to repair their homes

Economy

  • Supports expanding programs such as the West Philadelphia Skills Initiative to provide job and skills training

  • Supports ending the 10-year tax abatement

Education

  • Supports implementing a moratorium on new charter schools

Environment

  • Plans to create a Community Commission to create a Green New Deal in Philadelphia

  • Supports transitioning Philadelphia to 100% renewable energy by 2030