No one should be living on the street or in their cars. We are a long way from resolving this priority.

Purchase or lease vacant hotels, hospitals, malls or shopping centers that are vacant and convert them to transitional housing that allow pets. .

Have mobile cooling units so people and their pets can have a respite from the heat. The cooling units will have cooling towels, hygiene items, clothes, pet food, dog shoes and water.

Social services which include mental health and job training programs that meet the people where they are.

Support the Metro Phoenix regional plan to end homelessness.

Affordable, Available AND HEALTHY HOUSING

Phoenix and Arizona are experiencing an affordability and availability housing shortage. The need for green development housing is a priority.

Invest in Community Land Trusts that will develop green housing and support tenant ownership through the Community Opportunity to Purchase Act.  

Work with builders so future homes must be prepared for climate change through renewable energy such as solar installation, implementing maximum building temperatures, and use of healthy green materials. 

Diverse housing and zoning options that allow for multi-generational families and aging in place.


As a city, we must invest in our local businesses and entrepreneurship to bring jobs back into the city and breathe confidence into our economy.

Improve job training options for those out of work and provide financial assistance to our businesses with the return investment of hiring workers.

Relief funding for local businesses.

Streamline burdensome regulations that make doing business more difficult.

Incentives for companies to hire the homeless and/or people who live in the neighborhood.

End corruption

Fighting corruption in government is Joan’s top priority. The way we move forward with change and a level playing field for our families is to hold the elected people accountable which include deliberate misleading of the public. Ethics and integrity above all else.

Crackdown on undue influence. This includes enforcing the statute that prohibits a current elected city official to endorse and/or campaign for a candidate running for a city office.

Establish a working ethics commission to review complaints and hold public officials accountable if warranted. Applies to city elected officials, board and commission members, employees and volunteers.

City council members must recuse oneself from a vote because of any potential conflict of interest or lack of impartiality.

Independent auditing on government waste and abuse.


Phoenix is growing and we have a shortage of police and public confidence.

Hire more police, mental health and social services support staff who are trained to diffuse escalation.

Community police walk or bike certain sections of their area to be part of the neighborhood.

Transfer low-priority calls from police to support services.

Strengthen the Brady list and increase transparency and accountability.


Arizona should be the leader in solar energy and we need elected officials who will champion the benefit of natural resources.

Work with stakeholders to develop a viable plan for long-term clean, safe and plentiful water. Protect water resources and zone accordingly.

Solar collectors for all city buildings.

Use city land and install a green infrastructure hub that includes solar fields, wind turbines, and battery storage systems.

Reduce the heat island and continue successful program of planting street trees, which absorb pollutants, release oxygen and enhance our quality of life.

Quality of Life

Quality of life is ensuring our community has the resources for libraries, medical clinics and areas of play for a thriving community.

Safer and more bike lanes that include barriers from cars.

Lead advocate for Phoenix to qualify as an Autism Certified City. The training and certification process is to better understand and serve autistic individuals and others with sensory needs.

Inclusive playground equipment at parks so kids and families of all abilities can play together. Upgrade parks to include shade, pickleball courts, disc golf and fitness stations.

Additional off-leash dog parks with enclosure areas for large and small dogs, including water stations and dog waste dispensers.

Maintain and protect our open spaces of parks and preserves.