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Mar

Thu 31st
2011

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Jay's Plan, Final Town Hall Meeting, and on the radio with Sly!

by Jay Allen

As I have always done, I have a plan for the next two years.  In fact, I am the only candidate for mayor with a plan:


1. Continue the process to start building Green Tech Village


2. Establish a neighborhood center and recreation programming in the Jamestown and Belmar neighborhoods


3. Implement the Comprehensive Plan to improrove the environment in Fitchburg


4. Create a 50 year financial plan for the city


5. Continue working to further consolidate city hall operations for less expensive government


6. Continue work with the developer to redevelop the former Ridgewood complex


7. Develop a Fitchburg housing plan so we can be positioned in the marketplace for the future


Several people have asked me what my opponent wants to do.  I have no idea.  He has initiated no policies and no projects nor a single new idea.  He has talked about "bringing people together".  I guess that's a great cliché, especially coming from the person who has been the main source of division on the Council.  And one of only three Council members who refused to have regular monthly meetings with me.  I have a plan for what I want to see accomplished, and I hope you will join with me in making this plan happen.


In other news, my final Town Hall Meeting will be Monday, April 4 at Candlewood Suites, 5421 Caddis Bend.  It starts at 6:30.  Please be there!


I also have an appearance scheduled on Sly in the Morning on WTDY, AM 1670, on Friday April 1, starting at 7 am, right after the news.  Will be a great time!

Mar

Sat 26th
2011

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Emergency Services

by Jay Allen

Among the disappointing things in this campaign has been the assault by my opponent on Fitchburg's emergency services.  In two different forums, my opponent has suggested that we will be cutting police officers and firefighters.  My friends, I am promising you that, if I am elected mayor, we will NOT cut these critical services.  These are the most basic services that a municipality provides, and in my nearly 20 years in leadership in this city, I have a long track record of preserving and improving these services.



We can play politics with a lot of things, but I think it is egregious to play these games with our basic emergency services.  In fact, his desire to play these political games with our emergency services is not new.  During the 2010 budget debate, he presented an amendment that would have meant the loss of three police officers and one firefighter.  Despite being told this by the police chief and fire chief, he plowed forward anyway.  Fortunately, the Council voted that proposal down.  I am the only candidate for mayor who has promised that we will not cut police or fire service in the City of Fitchburg.

Mar

Sat 26th
2011

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Yard Signs

by Jay Allen

Campaign yard signs are going up this weekend!  Many have requested them...if you would like one, please be sure to email me!  Also, our first campaign mailing is hitting mailboxes today!  Very exciting all the positive reaction so far!

Mar

Tue 1st
2011

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Campaign

by Jay Allen

The campaign continues to roll forward!  I have been grateful for all the supportive calls and emails.  We will continue to work very hard until election day!  If you would like to donate, please click the box on the homepage.  Also you may send me an email to request a yard sign!

Feb

Mon 5th
2007

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Welcome!

by Jay Allen

Welcome to my new web site, and my blog. Check back here for information on current city issues. You may also subscribe to my email newsletter by following the link on my home page.

As always, I will never share any of your personal information with anyone, and I control all emails from my list, so subscribing will not subject you to junk mail.

Thanks for visiting! Please look around, and, if you have a question, please ask!

Jay