Time and again in recent years, our Council has been asked to approve items for which the impacts were not fully known at the time of the vote. Some decisions bind future Council members despite the preferences of the community, and well after the impacts become known.
This is why it is so important to elect Council members who take the time to do their homework and to ask questions as decisions are undertaken. Asking questions can lead to better information, more robust deliberations, and ultimately, much better outcomes.
We have a stellar candidate for one of the two in-district seats on the Common Council for District C and her name is Beth Siegelbaum. Beth is reliable, ethical and diligent. She possesses the temperament required to be an excellent representative. When combined with her 35 years living in District C, I am confident that she will contribute to excellent decision-making on behalf of the district.
Beth is committed to ensuring the best quality of life for our citizens, with excellent schools and enrichment programs after school for our young, high quality services for those that wish to age-in-place, efficient transportation for the working person, and preservation of our historic assets, open spaces and peaceful enjoyment of our neighborhoods.
After Election Day, the Council will be facing complex and challenging issues with long-term impacts on our community, as the state moves forward on projects like the Walk Bridge and the lowering of the East Avenue roadway.
Beth applies herself tirelessly to her commitments and volunteers extensively. It has been my privilege to work with her over the years and I look forward to having someone on the Council who will have our District’s interests as a priority.
Please join me in casting your vote to elect Beth Siegelbaum as one of two District C Common Council members on November 7th.
Debora Goldstein is a Commissioner, resident and rate-payer of the Third Taxing District.