Elect Steve Murphy in Summit
Friday, August 27, 2010 • 11:02am
A recent letter endorsing Andy Lark for Council cited Mr. Lark's support for eliminating County government as a being good method to reduce taxes. While Mr. Lark can promise to try to eliminate County government, and "wrestle our taxes down to zero", as promised in his earlier campaigns, this approach will not deliver any positive results. Rather than fighting with Union County or attempting to eliminate it, a more useful approach would be to take the lead from our two-term mayor, Jordan Glatt.
Under the leadership of Mayor Jordan Glatt, the city of Summit has made great strides and set the stage for good things to come. Mayor Glatt realized early on that Union County was receiving millions of dollars that should be returned to Summit, and he has set about doing everything in his power to retrieve those dollars. For example, multi-million dollar projects such as the Morris Avenue Corridor, renovation of Glenside Field, and the purchase of five acres of Summit land along Glenside for the Watchung Reservation instead of allowing it be sold to developers for condominium units have all been completed because of project funds retrieved from the County.
Mayor Glatt knows that he can do even more working with Council members that share these important priorities.
At-Large candidate Steve Murphy is equipped to meet the challenges of the day, and will work long and hard, alongside Mayor Glatt, to hold down the municipal budget and bring back every possible dollar from the County to Summit. Working to bring county dollars and new business to Summit during these hard economic times while effectively balancing the needs of business and the needs our city and its resources is an approach that makes sense.
If you are concerned about the quality of life we enjoy in Summit and our future as a growing, prospering and thriving community, please join me in voting for Steve Murphy.