Looking at the way Councilors are elected
In regards to the changing the way the Ward City, Councillors are elected as proposed By City Councillor Matewsky, I disagree with him ( and he is a good friend of mine ) for a number of reasons.
One of the main reasons is that it would be very unfair to Councillors who are running at-large. The at-large candidates would have to spend much more money and time soliciting votes and they would receive the same salary as those that run for a Ward Seat, also the the at-large candidates would vote on measures that are good for the entire City, as the ward candidates possibly would only have to be concerned about their particular Ward
At-large candidates would have to compete for one of the five Councillors seats whereas there would be a larger number of Candidates competing and the ward candidates would only have to compete probably between one or two candidates.
I attended many meetings on the new charter reform committee (not as a member) but as a citizen who was concerned, as many other did and the voting city wide was discussed and debated, the decision now was as it s now!
Please reconsider, Mr Matewsky, and new council members, if it comes up again, please vote to leave it the way it is .
Former President of the Board of Alderman Member of the Newly Councillors.
A Job Well Done
I would like to commend Mayor DeMaria on a job well done during Saturday’s snowstorm. I drove from Woburn to Everett via 93S. When I got on to 93S it was a snow covered ice skating rink. It did not look like a plow or sander had touched the road in hours. I was very concerned how I was going to get through Everett if the highway was that bad. Well imagine my surprise when I got to Hancock St. on the Everett/Malden line and saw pavement! Everett had the best plowed streets I drove on that night! The streets were plowed better than the highway. I was also impressed when I woke up Sunday morning to Bradford St. being plowed to pavement as well as Moreland Place (and I didn’t have to use 311 to get Moreland Place plowed!) Thank you so much for a great job with the plowing and keeping the people of Everett safe!