Damiani announces contract with Suffolk

Published 8:46 pm Saturday, October 25, 2008

If elected mayor of Suffolk:

I will scrap the existing Finance Committee and replace it with staff and appointed citizens.

I will freeze all water and sewer bill increase for three years.

Email newsletter signup

I will not maintain a mayor’s office at City Hall. I will provide a public-private office available to everyone at no cost to the city.

I will not micro-manage the affairs of the city. I will follow the law and let the city manager manage.

I will amend the City Charter to better define the duties of the mayor.

I will appoint a Council-Citizens Task Force to study the UDO.

I will amend the charter to allow for a run-off elective vote, with the formula to be determined.

I would amend council’s agenda rules to allow council members to respond to speakers’ questions after council’s comment period.

I will create a small-business incubator for start-up businesses.

4Road improvements needed for emergency exits should be paid for, in part, by cities to the east, not Suffolk taxpayers.

Note: These requests cannot be done by the mayor alone … only with the consent of the council.