As a life-long resident of North Tonawanda, my love and appreciation for serving in government is something that has been a family legacy going back three generations. A North Tonawanda Icon "Pop" Ramsay, who created the Parks and Recreation Department in North Tonawanda and built parks, started recreational programs and creating a sense of community cohesion, just happens to be my great grandfather. I'm so very proud of my heritage and I see the potential our city has much like my great grandfather did!
After the NYS Comptroller's audit of North Tonawanda, we need to be focused on our City's financial stability. There are long-term proactive solutions to balance our budget; ensuring we keep taxes down for residents, maintain public services, and provide city employees with the tools they need to do their job. If elected, I would make sure the public is included throughout the budget process.
As the Pandemic comes to an end, North Tonawanda needs leadership that is focused on bringing our community together and keeping us safe through a proactive and hand-on approach that includes all types of people & local organizations. City-Wide Bike Rides, Annual Events, Recreational Amenities, Park Enhancements, Beautification Initiatives, and much more can help enrich our community.
LOCAL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
The Pandemic took a toll on small businesses across the nation. Its up to government & our local community to help those who have faced these struggles. Government should not get in the way of business development, they should be supporting it by providing the tools necessary for success.
Work with City Employees
Work with Residents
Work with our School District
Work with our State Officials
Red or Blue, when we work together we can find solutions to make a stronger community.
I will continue to push to create approachable government that is focused on educating and engaging the public. With less local news papers, we as elected officials need to find innovative ways to get information out. Public participation at meetings, weekly city email updates, a quality city website, and available city officials are some of many ways we can build trust with our community.
I will continue to find ways to build trust between government and the public. Elected Officials work for the people of our community, and they should treat the position as a public service; holding it with integrity and honesty. If elected, I will not take party sides, I will work to bring balance to local government.
A NEW GOVERNMENT CULTURE
A positive workplace culture improves teamwork, raises the morale, increases productivity and efficiency, and enhances retention of the workforce. Job satisfaction, collaboration, and work performance are all enhanced. And, most importantly, a positive workplace environment reduces stress in employees. If city employees are happy, residents will be too.
OPERATIONS & EFFICIENCIES
As someone who has professional experience in the Public and Private sector, I believe there are qualities from both that can enhance our city operations & efficiencies.
Due to the fact that my opponent sent out False information pertaining to me and the
city’s financial history, I want to express that I have been your Alderman-at-large for
4 years with an impeccable record and fighting to get the city’s finances in order.
HERE’S MY PLAN OF ACTION:
Strong Fiscal Controls
Monitor all Expenditures, Institute Monthly Financial Statements and have Annual Audits.
For a Better City Future
Continue Building Infrastructure to have Better Roads & Sidewalks,
Update Water & Sewer Lines, Improve our Parks and Play Grounds.
Enhance Small Business
Work with all Businesses & Business Districts in securing Local, State &
Federal Grant Funds to Enhance Local Businesses and Business Districts.
Working with the Community focusing on New Technology. Will have
Accessibility & Transparency and create a Business Friendly Government.
Improving Community Services
Assist in Essential Services for our Senior Citizens and Veterans.
Are you ready for a change? Please vote for me on Tuesday, November 2nd,
This is our opportunity to make real changes in City Government.