You have a clear choice when you vote for Village Trustee from the East next Tuesday, January 29th. Here’s my vision for The Garden City we all want: it relies on its citizens to solve problems, not expensive outside consultants, and remains a village that sets the standard as a leader in innovative, forward-thinking solutions reached by the courteous and open exchange of ideas.
That’s what I’ve heard from residents of the East during my trustee campaign
It’s what I want and why I need you
to vote for me.
ideas worth exploring to help save money, increase revenue and productivity for
a better Garden City:
1. Clinton Road, Central and Edgemere Firehouses open 24/7 with
the optimal mix of paid and volunteer firefighters.
* If we’re willing to
discuss a 2013 budget of $22.5 million for Garden City police and $9 million
for Garden City Parks and Recreation, isn’t spending $6.9 million on the Garden
City Fire Department just as important?
* Example: Garden City can
apply for a “Safer Grant” (Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emergency Response
Grant) from FEMA. Port Washington just
received a $500,000 Safer Grant for their fire department.
2. Communication in good times and bad.
* Work with a media partner
to stream/broadcast the Garden City Board of Trustees’ and POA meetings and
allow residents to send questions in live time.
* Proactively assemble every
resident’s e-mail/mobile phone info, so the village can easily send helpful
information in times of crisis and get feedback from residents about their
* Partner with a local radio
station that becomes “The Voice of Garden City” and can be heard by residents
on their solar/battery-powered radios.
3. EMS services provided by Garden City firefighters/police for
Garden City residents.
* Currently all our EMS
services are handled by Nassau County, which collects hefty fees from the
person’s insurance provider.
* Example: Long Beach’s paid
firefighters are all certified to handle EMS.
* This could be a win-win
for the residents and the revenues of Garden City.
4. Muni-meters for the parking fields northwest of Country Life
* A large number of people
now park everyday for free, since it’s a short stroll to the train station,
while our residents pay $150 a year for a sticker.
* Example: Mineola collects
$6.00 per day for train parking.
5. Green/sustainable energy.
* Garden City can be a model
village for generating power for village offices and schools that cuts our
dependence on LIPA and saves money.
* Example: Kate Murray’s
solar, wind, etc., initiatives in the Town of Hempstead.
You have a clear choice
for your village trustee from the East. The central issue is what’s best for
Garden City. I’ll bring a fresh,
optimistic perspective, the right experience and energy for finding new and
successful solutions to solving our problems and moving the village forward.
Please vote for RYAN on
Tuesday, January 29th @ Stewart School, from 4:30-9:00 pm.