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New Year 2014

2 January 2014 in Community,For Sustainable Living | Comments (0)

2013 could have been better and could have been worse.  A new start is possible in 2014 along with the completion of prior year activities.  For 2014 please help me to:

-address traffic issues

-advance flooding and sewer improvements

-support our schools

-enhance walking and exercise

-recruit and retain businesses

-improve our overall quality of life

-learn a new dance

Montco 2040 Plan

9 November 2013 in Community | Comments (0)

I am serving on the steering committee for the Montco Comprehensive Plan 2040.  This plan will guide the allocation of County resources and address transportation, traffic, infrastructure, parks and trails, housing and economic development.  I strongly encourage people to provide input by attending one of the four meetings on the plan this month.

The meetings are:

11-18, 7-9pm at the Steel River Playhouse in Pottstown
11-19, 4-6Pm at the North Penn Community Health foundation in Colmar
11-20, 7-9PM at the Upper Dublin Township Building in Ft. Washington
11-25,4-6PM at the Upper Merion Township Building in King of Prussia

The Montco Planning Commission is available to make presentations in addition to these meetings.

We Won!

6 November 2013 in Community | Comments (0)

Thank you for your support in the election on Tuesday.  We won with victories for Steve Tolliver and Gail Weilheimer for County Judges, Mickey Simon and Ann Rappoport for Township Commissioners and Democrats on the School Board as well. In 2014 I will work to raise the value of Cheltenham by:

  • supporting our school students;
  • modernizing our old infrastructure;
  • listening to the concerns of residents and businesses;
  • moderating real estate taxation; and
  • encouraging voting by making Election Day a local holiday.

Nine Steps Toward Compassionate Communities

8 September 2013 in Community | Comments (0)

Here are nine steps that local governments can take to create more compassionate communities.

Improve Education.  Support adequate school funding and put children in rigorous classes with support.

Expand Jobs.  Invest in fixing infrastructure in older areas.

Expand Small Business.  Simplify permitting and zoning process.

Encourage Voting  Make Election Day a local holiday and advertise it.

Reduce Discrimination.  Aggressively adopt and enforce anti-discrimination rules.

Housing Code.  Vigorously enforce housing and property maintenance codes.

Reduce Incarceration.  Adopt restorative practices in schools, summer job programs and youth mentoring programs to cut juvenile delinquency and break pipeline to prison.

Conserve Energy.  Adopt and implement sustainability plans to conserve energy and promote renewable energy.

Reduce Violence.  Divest pension funds from assault weapon and ammo makers and promote gun buy back programs.


13 June 2013 in Community | Comments (0)

A zoning application to build a Super Wawa with 16 fuel pumps and a 5,500 square foot convenience store at Ogontz Avenue and Limekiln Pike near Wyngate was filed today.  This zoning application for the Super Wawa is currently scheduled to be reviewed in several important meetings as follows:

Planning Commission, Monday 24 June at 7pm
Building and Zoning Committee, Wednesday 3 July at 8pm
Zoning Hearing Board, Monday 8 July at 7:30pm

All of these meetings will be held at Curtis Hall in the Curtis Arboretum.  I encourage all concerned residents to attend these meetings.