2021 Voter Guide, Ward 6, City of Minneapolis: Jamal Osman By admin | September 22, 2021 LikeTweet EmailPrint More More on Minnesota Subscribe to Minnesota By: JT Pinther, Freelance Journalist Primary endorsements:AFSCME Council 5Operation Safety Now (but Osman rejected the endorsement in an August 5, 2021 Facebook post)Brief background: Refugee and longtime resident of Ward 6, living in the Cedar Riverside neighborhood. Osman is a certified mental health first aid instructor. Prior to being elected to the City Council, Osman worked for Common Bond Communities in the Social Services department.Primary issues:Police Accountability: Supports “reform” but says “the MPD [needs] to be fundamentally re-imagined.” Says the MPD is often “openly hostile” toward BIPOC in the community. Charter Amendments: In favor of rent stabilization, in favor of Department of Public SafetyEducation – n/aRacial Justice (gen.): Nothing found beyond police-related issues.Other major issues/priorities: Affordable housing, youth empowerment, mental health and the opioid crisis. “We need a coordinated approach with law enforcement and government services, working together with a focus on treatment and recovery, not policing.”Best way to learn more information: Jamal Osman Campaign Website | Minneapolis City Council Page Support this story and all the stories from The Uptake. Donate.