Transparency– A basic tenet of a healthy democracy is Transparency. Charles Robinson is committed to creating an unprecedented level of openness in Government. He will work to ensure we establish a system of transparency, public participation, and collaboration. Through openness, communication and accountability, Transparency will empower and strengthen District 4 and Charlotte. Affordable Housing– Charles Robinson is a fervent advocate for political activism and education with the ultimate goal of creating more affordable housing in Charlotte. With a reported gap of 34,000 affordable housing units, housing affordability is a top priority. Affordable housing is an issue officials need to continue to address. There are existing models where officials can learn new ideas and technologies from, and he is willing to work with developers and community residents to address the issue. Partnerships– Projecting stability and empowerment through Partnerships. An interconnected city is a thriving city! Charles seeks to continue to build community, business and governmental partnerships, realizing these three entities are the vital crux that drives a thriving society.