Giovanni Valderas For Oak Cliff
My name is Giovanni Valderas, and I'm running to represent you on the Dallas City Council for District 1.
I want to serve every family in Oak Cliff.
My Oak Cliff is a neighborhood where everyone belongs, regardless of race, ethnicity, or how much money you make. Where our paleteros, seamstresses, and dishwashers coexist with our local business owners and newest residents. We are a community that welcomes one another rather than displaces each other.
I believe in an Oak Cliff that is as invested in preserving our culture as we are our historic buildings and historic neighborhoods. Where we choose to encourage subsidies to developers who listen to the needs of our neighbors and act responsibly, allowing for all Oak Cliff families to enjoy the benefit of growth, rather than a select few.
I believe in educating our community, teaching families how our local government can work for them instead of against them. Showing them that policy can have a positive impact on their lives by giving them a voice to craft policy that too often ignores and forgets too many in our vibrant community. Through outreach and education we can lift up our most vulnerable community members and give them a voice in the process and in our future as a neighborhood.
And I believe the most important role of a city council person is to concentrate on the necessities that affect us the most, which is safe streets, safe neighborhoods, and investment in infrastructure - especially in the parts of our neighborhood that have been left behind.
I want all of Oak Cliff’s District one to be part of creating a community that honors each and every voice, because that is the Oak Cliff we deserve. And that is the Oak Cliff we love.
Friends of Giovanni Valderas Campaign, Rob Shearer Treasurer