Blanchette said she wants to promote safer streets for pedestrians and bicycles. She is in favor of mobility rights throughout the city and access to buildings, bus transportation and the beach. She wants a committee on restructuring and restoring trust in City Hall for Long Beach residents. Blanchette said the City Council should be looking out for residents’ needs rather than maintaining the status quo for the current elected officials, political operatives and campaign donors. She said she wants to prioritize Long Beach residents and local businesses over a political party, real estate interests and tourists. She said she will be an advocate for public safety, health and transportation needs.
Allison Blanchette, 43, is running on the Green Party line. She has lived in Long Beach since 2008 and is the executive director of the nonprofit Long Island Streets organization. She is also an educator and organizer with the New York Coalition for Transportation Safety in Nassau County. She received her bachelor’s degree in urban studies and transportation planning from Hunter College and studied public administration from CUNY School of Professional Studies. She is a member of the North East Bay and Canals Civic Association, the Eastholme Civic Association and the Westholme-Walks Association. She is a steering committee member of the Safe Routes to School program in Long Beach and Nassau County.