Party politics have been coming to the forefront recently in the city council race in Syracuse. While belonging to a political party does say something about the basic beliefs or governmental philosophy of a person. I believe that non-partisan races alleviate the divisiveness of party politics in local government.
The political climate in our world today is filled with confusion and many feel that violent or unruly activism is a way to impel reform. Rather than accentuate a divide, I hope that in Syracuse we can synergistically create an environment where:
- citizens are advocated for and their input is valued
- we exercise fiscal restraint and become a “pay as you go” city (instead of a “tax, spend and bond” city)
- we support our local businesses and
- we continue to be the kind of neighbors and individuals that seek to serve and assist others in our community, state, nation and world.