Street Address: 14 Westview Ave., Tuckahoe
Race: Tuckahoe Trustee
Political and civic experience: Other than community volunteer efforts, no specific political experience.
Family: Prefer not to answer
Residency: Tuckahoe, NYIncumbent?: No
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Education: B.A., Brooklyn College, C.U.N.Y., NY, NY; Graduate Studies in Urban Planning, Columbia University, NY, NY; J.D., Gonzaga University Law School, Spokane, Washington
Occupation: Senior Attorney, NYS Education Department
Why are you running for office or seeking re-election?
What in your personal, civic or professional experience recommends your election or return to office?
I bring several key perspectives that can help manage our village better - my 9 years/'/ service on the Village Planning Board including my planning training and skills which have given me a bird/'/s eye view how thoughtful, careful planning can improve our village and retain property values; my 25 years/'/ experience as an attorney and hearing officer which includes the ability to manage the competing interests of all participants while making sure that all participants have an opportunity to be heard, and negotiating skills when necessary; being a member of the PEF/PS&T Union subject to a collective bargaining contract; and my community involvement which has given me the opportunity to hear from our residents.
What would be your top three priorities if you are elected or re-elected?
1. Continually review our budget for further fiscal efficiencies in order to remain within the State-imposed 2%% tax cap while preserving current village services. Take another look at the recommendatuions made by the 2013 Budget Committee for additional fiscal efficiencies.
2. Explore the possibility of a Village Manager position.
3. Secure funding to modify the Master Plan to examine the Marbledale Avenue corridor in more detail. This effort can extend the charm of our current village character to those last developable parcels of land. I believe that by maintaining our village/'/s character we can increase property values that, in turn, will make our village a destination for business.