Alderman Cappleman has worked tirelessly to bring all levels of the community together -- residents, business owners and the police -- to strategically address public safety in the ward, resulting in a steady reduction in crime since 2011.
SUPPORTING A LIVING WAGE
Alderman Cappleman believes that all workers deserve a shot at the middle class, which is why he voted to increase the minimum wage to $13 an hour and has gone a step further by advocating to raise it to $15.
SUPPORTING ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Since taking office, Alderman Cappleman has made it one of his top priorities to attract businesses to the 46th ward. Since 2011, dozens of small businesses have set up shop in the ward.
Alderman Cappleman has worked with federal and state legislators to secure half a billion dollars for infrastructure improvement, including $203 million for the Wilson L, and uses Participatory Budgeting for implementation of other transit projects, such as protected bike lanes.