This article was published on September 2, 2020, in the Westfield Leader.
We are eager to embark on this upcoming campaign season because we believe Garwood needs to maintain strong leadership. We need to stay strong against this Covid-19 pandemic, stay strong with a fiscally responsible municipal budget and stay strong to continue to deliver the services residents deserve.
Under our team’s Democratic leadership, Garwood has been clear about keeping both the public and the employees safe during this pandemic. Even with our small population, our percent of positive Covid-19 cases has been minimal. By taking precautions within the DPW, Police and Administrative departments immediately when the pandemic hit, Garwood was able to carry out our essential operations without needing private contractors or support from other towns. We must continue to take proper precautions and lead by example.
Additionally, our team has prioritized enhanced communication with the public. The Borough Facebook page and newly revamped Borough website
are updated much more frequently than ever before. Beginning in early April, a weekly newsletter is being sent to subscribers with important information. Mayor Sara Todisco continues to hold Facebook Live QandA sessions hosted by Garwood Live.
Now more than ever, we need to maintain both a proactive and responsive local government. We need to continue to be proactive in looking for cost savings, like we did on lighting efficiency. We need to continue to be proactive in engaging the public, like we are doing with the bicycle network plan. We need to continue to be hands on with projects going on in town, like negotiating with the utility companies to increase paving of our streets. Most of all, we need to continue to be responsive to you – the residents. We are committed to answering all of your calls and emails.
We look forward to getting our message out there and, most importantly, hearing from you in the coming months as we seek your support for Garwood Council. Please enjoy the rest of summer and have a happy and safe Labor Day Weekend.
Democrat Garwood Council Candidates