Anne Mannix believes that South Bend has made great strides in recent years. Her progressive agenda aims at maintaining the city’s momentum while expanding benefits to neighborhoods and fostering equity and inclusion for everyone. She calls for programs to help low and moderate income homeowners, creative new efforts to deal with homelessness, making sure that vacant lots are developed responsibly, promoting programs that help everyone feel safe in their homes, and making long-term capital improvements in the city’s infrastructure, sidewalks and river banks.