The Issues That I Care About

THE ENVIRONMENT

We all love Newtown…I’m going to do my best to insure that future generations have a healthy environment. Climate change is the most critical issue that all of us… small towns in big cities alike, have to face and combat. By managing our parks and open spaces, reducing energy consumption and using alternative energy sources we can insure our future in this beautiful town. Planting trees and reducing and eventually eliminating single use plastics will help. It will be my mission to address these issues as your Supervisor.

 

COMMUNICATION BETWEEN OUR LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND OUR CITIZENS

Transparency and good communication between our local government and the public is crucial. Our township needs modern online and social media tools to keep our citizens informed. Right now we are sorely lacking those ways to communicate between the citizens of Newtown Township and our local government. It will be a top priority to make sure that you can more easily navigate through our government website.

 

RESPONSIVE GOVERNMENT

As I talk to my neighbors, I’ve learned of a few of their concerns. A big one is the condition of our roads. This year the township plans to only repave less than 2 miles of roads, an inadequate amount to keep up with our needs. Let’s see if we can get back to our projected 3-4 miles of road per year. I hear you when you tell me how important this is to you.

 

TAXES

My goal is to keep taxes as low as possible. Did you know that Newtown has amongst the lowest taxes in all of Bucks County? The recent tax increase amounted to approximately $100 per year per household and it had to be done to ease the shortfall in our reserve funds. I will work to support changes and rules and regulations to make the township more business friendly and to attract new businesses and encourage the growth of existing companies. I also support changes in the annual budget process to make it more open and responsive to the public.

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