MEET THE CANDIDATES
Issues We Hope to Address
This upcoming election will decide the future of our township and Country. Here at home in Berkeley Heights there is so much at stake – our taxes, our community, whether your voice is heard in creating our roadmap for the future.
Berkeley Heights is a great town, but we have many challenges facing us. We can do better and bring about positive change – based upon YOUR input and with YOUR help. We live in a thriving, diverse, close-knit community, but we share the view of many residents that we can do better than where are now. We share their belief that electing the same people year after year is not the best way of making change happen.
First and foremost, we need to get our financial house in order. That means ensuring strict oversight of our now-$32 million municipal complex, reviewing our Master Plan, making sure all of the housing development – affordable and market rate – comes on board as scheduled to pay for the municipal complex (as the current administration has it set up), and seeking out additional sources of revenue to keep our taxes down.
We must work to include the perspectives and values of all residents in shaping the future of Berkeley Heights – a future where all of us can be proud to call our community their own. This is why our campaign color is purple – it’s what happens when you mix “blue” and “red” together, and we embrace the ideal of working with all residents to make positive changes happen.
We will work with the community to find reasonable, workable solutions to the challenges we face, including: our deteriorating roads and sports fields; protecting our town’s environment; more efficient use of town resources; maintaining quality schools; revitalizing our downtown district and town with smart, long-term development; improving communication and transparency between your local government and YOU; and ensuring you know how your taxpayer money is being used.