South Dallas candidates open up on cite and release and affordable housing
January 11, 2017 § 1 Comment
According to this Facebook comment, District 7 candidate Tammy Johnston supports marijuana decriminalization, specifically cite and release, at least in some form or fashion. This is comforting news considering the Councilwoman Tiffini Young voted against the policy along with the other three black council members. District 7 covers the South Dallas region.
Cite and release is not a perfect policy but a preferable and more progressive one that would greatly impact the people in her district and southern Dallas overall. Lew Sterrett jail has a problem keeping their jail daily population low already and decriminalizing marijuana possession will assist in decreasing jail expenses and occupancy. I would love to hear C/w Young explain her opposition to slowing down the Drug War.
The comment below was response to a WFAA article about Houston’s marijuana laws.
Speaking of District 7, Kevin Felder is back in the race and was on EcoLatino three days ago discussing the housing woes in Dallas and lack of affordable housing.