Press release from Gary Lawton, independent mayoral candidate:
Independent Mayoral candidate Gary L. Lawton has said that if elected he will give back 35% of his yearly salary as gesture to show that he is willing to show the unions that he appreciates the concessions the unions have given the city to help it through the current financial crisis. Mr. Lawton also challenges other city officials to voluntarily give back to help the city.
“We are all in this together, if we ask the police and fire,city workers and teachers unions to help us then as elected officials I feel we should set an example and do our part during this difficult time”. Mr. Lawton also says
“It can't be us against them or me against you. We all have to work together to get through this and make and keep our city financially stable.
Gary has also expressed mixed feelings about the buying the Dutton Ave properties. “ I think any major purchases at this time would not benefit the city financially especially after we have asked for so much from the unions in concessions”. While agreeing the Dutton Ave. property would benefit Rockwell park, he would like to see if there is another way to acquire it, “ Let's sit down with all the siblings to see if we can reach some kind of agreement for them to maybe will the property or donate it, or at least let's have an agreement which would give the city first shot at the property when we are in a better financial position, I agree it would greatly enhance Rockwell Park, but we just don't have it”.
“ I was taught just cause we have checks in the checkbook does not mean we have the money in the bank and with a possible deficit looming next year every penny will count”.
Mr. Lawton would also like to announce Ms. Michelle Defosse as his Treasurer and invites anyone and everyone who would like to help in the campiagn or if they have any ideas or want to share their concerns about Bristol to email Mr. Lawton at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit his web site at lawtonformayor.weebly.com.
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