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Policy Positions for Anthony Martinelli, Des Moines City Council Candidate

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Policy Positions for Anthony Martinelli, Des Moines City Council Candidate

In April, longtime Des Moines resident Anthony Martinelli announced his campaign for Des Moines City Council, Position 1.

If elected, Martinelli plans to support a wide range of progressive, forward-thinking policies.

Below is a list of some of these policies, in no particular order of importance:

  • Increasing police funding to help deal with a recent increase in crime, particularly mail theft.
  • Establishing a centralized community center.
  • Raising the minimum wage and increasing paid sick and maternity leave.
  • Making Marina parking free for Des Moines residents.
  • Lowering the cost of car tabs and utility taxes.
  • Increasing city revenue through various means, including implementing a 5% city-wide cannabis tax ($0.50 per $10 gram), which would result in nearly $500,000 in increased revenue each year based on current sales data (and this is with just one outlet currently open in the city)
  • Establishing a citywide broadband system which could offer residents a cheaper and faster option for high-speed internet.
  • Changing city policy to allow voters to choose their own mayor (currently the City Council appoints the mayor)

Martinelli, a father of two and a former Campaign Manager for King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove, has been endorsed by the King County Labor Council which represents over 150 organizations and over 100,000 workers, as well as the King County Democrats, among others.

A full list of endorsements garnered by the campaign to Elect Martinelli can be found by clicking here.

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One Response to “Policy Positions for Anthony Martinelli, Des Moines City Council Candidate”
  1. Marty says:

    proud to vote for Martinelli, whose endorsements include:

    – King County Democrats

    – King County Young Democrats

    – Service Employees International Union Local 6

    – Aerospace Machinists Union

    – Equal Rights Washington

    – NARAL Washington

    – 34th District Democrats

    – Washington Bikes

    – Citizens’ Alliance for Property Rights

    – Dr. Lester Grinspoon, Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, founding editor of The American Psychiatric Association Annual Review

    – Susan White, Fmr. Des Moines City Councilmember

    – Zack Hudgins, State Representative (Chair of the State Government Committee)

    – Jim Moeller, Fmr. State Representative (Speaker Pro Tempore) and chemical dependency counselor for Kaiser Permanente

    – Elizabeth Albertson, Fmr. Kent City Councilmember

    – Stacia Jenkins, Fmr. Normandy Park City Councilmember

    – King County Labor Council, representing over 100,000 workers and over 150 organizations including:

    Washington Alliance for Retired Americans

    Washington State Nurses Association

    American Federation of Teachers

    Seattle Education Association

    Seattle Police Officers Guild

    Fire Fighters Local 27, 864, 1257, 1461, 1604, 1747, 2595 and 2829

    Coalition of Black Trade Unionists

    Coalition of Labor Union Women

    United Here Local 8

    Puget Sound Pilots

    Seattle Screen Actors Guild

    United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 21

    Laborers Local 242, 440 and 1239

    Teamsters Local 117, 174 and 763

    Professional Aviation Safety Specialists

    WA Young Emerging Labor Leaders

    Sailors Union of the Pacific

    Roofers Local 54

    Iron Workers Local 86

    Heat & Frost Insulators and Allied Workers Local 7

    Labor Council for Latin American Advancement

    American Federation of Musicians Local 76-493

    Amalgamated Transit Workers Local 587

    International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 46

    Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance

    The Marine Engineers’ Beneficial Association

    American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 1857

    The International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America Local 4121

    Professional & Technical Employees Local 17

    International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Local 15

    International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Local 289 and 2202

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