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06/24/10

     
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My Priorities and Accomplishments

Accountability & Accessibility:  Clinton is fortunate to have dedicated public servants, both employees and volunteers. The more open and clear we are about our town’s services and finances, and the more closely we listen to our citizens’ priorities, concerns, and ideas, the better off our town will be.

Long-term Planning and Community: Good management means good long-term planning. Planning that takes into account not just the next project or, but the long term. And not just for one group of people – for seniors, for families, for businesses, for all citizens. Our future is together in this great town – let’s keep it our Clinton. One Clinton. 

Master Plan: I am proud to have served on the Master Plan Steering Committee which advocated for funding and the selection of Master Planning Consultants. Our Plan is coming along and will be complete soon. Our updated  Open Space Plan is complete and enabled us to become eligible for the Rauscher Farm self help grant award of $353,600

Open Space: Open space is a key issue is keeping Clinton attractive and livable. We must find strategies to maintain what we have and further expand Clinton’s open space – while respecting the owners’ rights to the value of their land. If we don't start preserving some open space and slowing the rate of growth our infrastructure and quality of life here will suffer.

Public Safety: In today’s world, our public safety professionals – police, fire fighters and EMT's – are our key public safety assets. Joe supports strong public safety teams for Clinton.

Quality School System: Whether or not we have school-age children or grandchildren, our future depends on Clinton's next generation receiving a quality education. As a supporter of our schools, Joe believes in the importance of education.

Affordability:  No one should be ‘priced out’ of their hometown. To keep Clinton affordable, we must balance services with resources – according to our citizens’ priorities.  That will give us the community we all want to live in. 

Senior Services: Our Senior Citizens have spent their lives making our town what it is: raising families, working hard, volunteering. Joe supports expanding Clinton's opportunities and services for seniors, including a new Senior Center.  

Downtown Clinton: Downtown Clinton has come quite a ways from the dreary 1970's. But our work is not done - We still have storefronts to fill and need to help our existing downtown merchants any way we can.  Working with local business, we must help create a local shopping experience second to none.

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