Platform

If elected to the Des Moines City Council, Anthony Martinelli will work to:


– Increase police funding and accountability

– Bring more transparency to city government

– Make Marina parking free for Des Moines residents

– Require a 60-day notice for rent increases

– Lower the cost of car tabs and utility taxes

– Establish a centralized community center

– Raise the minimum wage

– Increase city revenue through various means, including through a 5% tax on marijuana which would result in roughly $500,000 in annual revenue based on current sales data

– Establish a citywide broadband system to offer residents a cheaper and faster option for high-speed internet

– Change city policy to allow voters to choose their own mayor (currently the City Council appoints the mayor)

– Increase funding for Parks, Recreation and Senior Services