Friday, 29 October 2010 00:00
To the Residents of Glen Cove: the Glen Cove Proposition to change the mayor and council terms from two years to four years is a good government initiative. It will ensure less time spent focusing on elections and more quality time spent focusing on the business of running the city. If the proposition passes on Election Day, this Tuesday, Nov. 2, then the individuals elected in the next city election (in 2011) will serve a four-year term beginning January, 2012.
Currently, when a mayor and city council are elected to office it’s just 22 months before the next election. To run the city well requires time to identify problems and strategically plan solutions that represent both the short and long-term interest of Glen Cove. Because the current election cycle is so short, it produces little or no reprieve and may potentially distract your government from what it needs to do: collaborate, problem solve, and generate solutions. Quite simply, the current two-year term creates and maintains a political, rather than a business, environment.
Voting YES to the Glen Cove Proposition is a unique opportunity for you to be part of creating a better future for our city.
Ralph V. Suozzi, Mayor,
City of Glen Cove