Gamatoria runs in Havre de Grace

The Baltimore Sun

To the citizens of Havre de Grace: I am announcing my candidacy for one of the open City Council seats in the upcoming May 6 election. I believe that I am one of the best candidates and I ask you for your support.

My goals are consistent with those of the citizens of Havre de Grace. I, too, want to sustain the work started by previous administrations and introduce a few projects of my own. I want to provide a good family life in a small-town ambience. We must protect and enhance historical and cultural centers in our environmentally sensitive community at the top of the Chesapeake Bay. I will work to balance ideals with maintaining and enhancing the economic development of our town.

I will continue to work toward a balanced budget that will fund for the future endeavors that we have planned to undertake. We must aggressively look toward state and federal grants so that we may keep taxes at a comfortable level.

I will work to ensure that a full Capital Improvements Program funds maintenance of roads and includes a Medical Corridor Program which improves the area near Harford Memorial Hospital and its many surrounding private offices. We must also budget future Open Space Programs that will enhance the utilization of our existing park areas. We must create a partnership between citizens and administration to ensure that our needs are met in these initiatives.

I will work to develop a long-term solution for public parking in our business districts. This will include a local and regional public transportation initiative.

I will partner with local resources to provide safety to our community. As a volunteer for the Susquehanna Hose Company, I see that great services are being supplied to us from the hose company as well as our Police Department and ambulance corps. We must aggressively fund these providers so that they can afford the resources necessary to aggressively protect our community.

I humbly ask for all citizens to cast their personal vote for me on May 6. I will work hard for the city of Havre de Grace and its bright future. I will serve the community and entice visitors to stimulate local economic development. I will work hard to ensure our comprehensive plan is followed while keeping the budget balanced and preserving our historical resources.

Once again, I ask for your vote so that I may be your voice and work hard for our community.

Joe Gamatoria Havre de Grace

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