Staven: Here’s some of what I’ve done for Portsmouth

Staven: Here’s some of what I’ve done for Portsmouth


To the editor:

As we approach the closing hours to the election, I would again like to point out what I feel are my major accomplishments in the past two years:

I took a firm, but sadly unsuccessful, stand against increases in the property taxes.

I took an equally firm, but successful, stand against DEM’s mandate to install sewers in Island Park and Portsmouth Park.

I investigated and exposed the wealthy developer’s plans to restrict parking, and therefore access, to the right of way and boat ramp at Willow Lane.

I have successfully lobbied for increased recycling at the transfer station, resulting in lowering costs and no sticker fee increase.

Should I be elected, I promise to continue these initiatives during the course of the next two years. However, there are many more issues that will need to be addressed in the future. Pension reform through union negotiations. Protecting the Glen for future generations. Fighting the toll on the Sakonnet River Bridge. The list is endless. It will require a strong, experienced Council to meet these goals. I am one of those Councilors.

Judi Staven

Republican candidate for Portsmouth Town Council