Election day is coming up fast!
Have you made a decision on which five candidates you want to represent you on the Hagerstown City Council?
To choose the right people, you need to fully understand the duties of the job you are filling and the role City Council Members fill in in your local government. In other words, you need to understand the Job Description of the position you are filling before you can determine who is, and who is not a good fit.
The duties of the City Council Members are posted on the City’s website, and are as follows:
“The City Council is the City's legislative body, with the power to enact and enforce all ordinances and resolutions. There are five members who are elected at-large and serve all voters of the City of Hagerstown for a four-year term.
The Council act only by ordinance, resolution or motion. They adopt and may alter the annual budget and confirm the Mayor's appointments. Council is responsible for the appropriation and issuance of bonds, the awarding of contracts and the approval of City expenditures over $10,000. Council determines its own rules of procedure, and its meetings are open to the public.”
My commitments to you in fulfilling the above duties are as follows:
I will continue working to bring our city ordinances up-to-date, allowing us to do a better job of controlling the illegal drug trafficking and marketing activities that foster petty crime, thefts, gunfire, break-ins, rampant addiction and panhandling. These all create daily problems for our residents and business owners, making it hard to attract the new businesses and new entrepreneurs we need to create growth, employment and higher wages for our citizens.
I will continue to be a good steward of our tax dollars and budget, focusing on controlling expenditures and looking for new sources of revenue that will allow us to maximize the value of the amenities, services and protections the City provides to ALL city residents, businesses and visitors.
I will continue my commitment to serve ALL residents of the City of Hagerstown by supporting ordinances, resolutions and appointments that are best for ALL citizens, that do not favor any special interest groups, and that do not create unfair advantages for one geographic or demographic group over another.
LET’S WORK TOGETHER TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN HAGERSTOWN!
Phone or Text: 240-310-9617
Authority: Citizens for Austin Heffernan - Pamela Heffernan - Treasurer