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November 15, 2014
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Michelle Boyle

What leadership qualities do you look for when voting for Supervisor?

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1. M | August 17, 2013 at 06:12 PM EDT

1. Treating people with respect

2. Sound fiscal leadership

2. Doris Stanley | August 17, 2013 at 06:29 PM EDT

Be a representative of all the people and not only the special interests. Be caring and civil to all, stop the negativity that has prevailed during the town board meeting. Be a real leader. I think Mike has all these qualities!

3. Geri Mariano | August 20, 2013 at 05:29 PM EDT

Being respectful and civil especially to those with whom they disagree with -- residents and public officials alike.

Being engaged with the community and dare I say, even getting to know residents more than just during election season.

Being a qualified \manager\ of town matters -- knowledgeable of town operations and fiscal concerns.

4. Doris Stanley | August 21, 2013 at 07:17 AM EDT

In addition to my above commeny, a leader should care for the community, young and old. He should be a coach, a volunteer. And gave indepth knowlege od finances and butgeting. As a banker, And long time volunteer, Mike has all these qualities.

5. Geri Mariano | August 30, 2013 at 08:35 PM EDT

Can't believe I feel the need to write this ...

I would like a Supervisor who pays proper respect to our town's public servants -- both town employees and elected officials ...past and present, deceased or retired. Politicians don't have to agree but certainly two great partisans -- Ronald Reagan Tip O'Neill -- showed it's possible to be congenial and respectful from opposite parties.

6. Joseph DiMauro | October 13, 2013 at 11:54 PM EDT

In reading these comments and watching the show that goes on during each town board meeting represents to me a double standard by people who have forgotten how many people were treated rudely in the past by the same people making those current comments. Our Town meeting have us looking like fools to the rest of Westchester. To make up stories about this and that each meeting and then attacking Howard Arden and John Cronin is just not civil nor honest. The Town is being retaken by the crowd who represents nothing but their own interests. This needs to stop. All of you should be ashamed of your behavior.

7. Nice to have a choice | October 14, 2013 at 05:17 PM EDT

Experience counts and the cost of failure is paid by all taxpayers. Let's not forget the recycling plant at the entrance to our town that cost taxpayers $500K in legal expenses to settle. Who voted for that? Who thought that was a good idea? Were town residents asked for their thoughts on this before we signed a contract? As I recall that was before the current gang of 3 got together so who actually voted for that?

8. PZ | October 15, 2013 at 07:31 PM EDT

The nasty politics in this little town make the national scene look tame. We are on the right track, Arden is making difficult decisions to put us on the road to fiscal recovery. I really hope people can see that. It's funny to see mailers attacking a \\\gang of three\\\ while proponing a new gang of three. That in itself does not seem a credible campaign. Let's hear some solid ideas about what needs to be done differently. To answer the original question - I look for somebody who will hold the line on taxes if not decrease them (this includes prudently increasing our revenue base through new development and business attraction), improve our shoddy roads, maintain academic performance of our schools - core academics, not fruity stuff and improve service offerings to our residents.

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