As your District 3 City Councilor…
I am proud of the role I played standing up to CSX and State Officials as they had a negative impact on many of my constituents. I was happy to help lead the effort to form a new Business Association in Quinsigamond Village. Today the Walmart Way direction signs also show the way to Quinsigamond Village because of my advocacy. I hope my advocacy on College Hill has improved the quality of life for both the neighbors and Holy Cross students. My efforts to secure Capital Funds will soon improve Blithewood Playground with the installation of new play equipment. I have worked with local businesses and Little League parents to help provide a safe and well maintained field on Vernon Hill and elsewhere. I have enjoyed my regular interaction with many neighborhood groups to promote public safety. The kids at the Vernon Hill School have hopefully been served well by my efforts on the Vernon Hill School Council.
As Chairman of the Committee on Rules, I helped make Government more open. Now it easier for Citizens to address the Council. I have pushed to hold Big Banks responsible for vacant and abandoned foreclosed houses.
Because of our efforts, it is easier for small businesses to grow and hire more employees now. I was the lead Council sponsor to change the Outdoor Dining Rules so restaurants can serve outside no matter what time off the year it is as long as weather is good. I was also lead sponsor to restructure parking lot approvals to cut some “red tape.” I also lead the effort to restore a property owner’s rights to place political signs on their property as they see fit.
I have stood up for businesses and residents who sought fair real estate assessments.
I stood up to interest groups from the Left as they sought the Council’s endorsement to raise taxes. And I stood up to interest groups from the Right when they sought to continue unfair advantage at the expense of the Public on the Government TV Channel.
For me it’s not about Right or Left… It’s about Right or Wrong.
Thank you for your continued support!