POLITICAL ISSUES For Jamestowners
Jamestown has a jewel of land at the campground that nets over $300,000 annually. We would explore Fort Getty's financial potential with improvements that might easily capture additional revenue for Jamestown priorities.
Affordable Housing and Senior Living
Like many RI communities we need to find affordable housing options for seniors and young people who desire to live and retire in Jamestown. Seniors, in particular, often require services both in Jamestown and off -island: transportation; social interaction; delivery of basic needs; and medical attention. We will work on this issue by looking at communities that have created successful senior living conditions and affordable housing for young families as well. Learning from other communities will offer best practices to implement improved senior services, reasonable home purchases and rental opportunities.
Local businesses continue to struggle as they had prior to COVID-19. We will explore feasible economic alternatives to assist existing and potentially new businesses thrive year-round and not just during the summer months, while maintaining the Jamestown charm and beauty of the island.
Parking is an important part of this revitalization effort in the downtown village areas. Applying important points from a recent study on Jamestown parking could improve this important issue that affects Jamestowners and tourists.