Support for Finney
To the editor:
I would like to address my fellow voters as we approach the mayoral election on Tuesday, June 20, 2023. Russ Tarby’s article regarding the two mayoral candidates paints Stacy Finney as a relative newcomer and nascent participant in local politics. Thank goodness for that! Fadden has been in an entrenched administration for so long that I doubt whether she can see the larger, versatile community beyond its walls.
Stacy Finney is a grass-roots community organizer who fosters social connections that bring joy and fulfillment to her friends and neighbors. She has been involved in block parties, hosting reading groups and Lights on the Lake walks (when it was allowed), and these are some of my fondest memories of life in the Village of Liverpool.
Stacy’s background in arts and design gives her a perspective that is focused on both big-idea infrastructure and the smaller details that give an event or space welcoming cohesiveness. Now more than ever, our village needs her skill set. Imagine having a website that is more informative and actually easy to use! It’s a concern for Stacy, too.
In addition to living in the Village of Liverpool for more than a decade, Stacy has lived and worked in other beautiful communities in Vermont and Massachusetts. These experiences add strength and breadth to her vision. She has a broader basis of comparison of how communities function, rather than being limited to the status quo of one place.
Stacy cares about our pedestrian crosswalks being visible and safe because she uses them almost daily. She cares about our village being friendly to businesses, particularly those that enhance the quality of life for village residents. More than that, she has the foresight and leadership to not just keep our village’s charm but make it more charming.
Patricia Gustafson for village trustee
To the editor:
I’m writing this in support for a candidate of the village of North Syracuse trustees, Patricia Gustafson. I have known Pat for 25 years and have worked many committees with her. I have always found Pat to be very loyal, trustworthy and helpful. She is presently a board of trustee member and has always had the village and the people as her top priority. Please re-elect Patricia Gustafson on June 20.
Vera S. Desimone
To the editor:
Again and again, I hear from my neighbors that their major concern in the Village of Liverpool is the traffic and poor road maintenance. Yet, the county executive has made it clear that he wants to limit traffic on Onondaga Lake Parkway to create a bike path around the lake. This would increase traffic problems in the village.
It is crucial that in this year’s election village residents elect a mayor who will represent us on this issue as well as others. I was very concerned when I read in Chris Fadden’s campaign piece that she is employed as a personnel director for Onondaga County government. This is a management/confidential position for which she did not take a civil service exam and which does not offer her civil service protection. Essentially, she serves “at the pleasure” of the county executive.
The Onondaga County executive has already demonstrated his willingness to make deals with elected officials when he provided $4.5 million to County Legislator Charles Garland’s district in return for his vote on the aquarium.
The village does not need a mayor who has such an obvious conflict of interest. How hard could Chris Fadden fight her boss on behalf of her village constituents on the Parkway traffic issue – or any other conflict of interest? I want the Village of Liverpool to retain its sense of community and this important election will make a difference in whether we do or not. The current board gave us Amazon and I don’t want any more of the same. I want the energy and fresh ideas of Stacy Finney as mayor and Melissa Cassidy and Rachel Ciotti as trustees. Please join me in voting for them on Tuesday, June 20.
Liverpool together ticket
To the editor:
I am writing in proud support of the elections of Stacy Finney for Village Mayor, and Melissa Cassidy and Rachel Ciotti for Village Trustees.
I have known each of these candidates for years and they share a passion for and commitment to our village community. They value Liverpool’s traditions. They volunteer at our local schools, support our local businesses, and cherish our village’s unique set of environmental, cultural, and community amenities.
They also see opportunities to make Liverpool’s economy more vibrant by continuing to welcome businesses that serve our village residents while attracting people from beyond Liverpool. They see opportunities to make our village safer for pedestrians and cyclists of all ages to enjoy while maintaining the flow that Liverpool and the surrounding community depend on.
I know these hard-working moms to be welcoming, principled, passionate, and very capable. And I am enthusiastic about what they can do to preserve and enhance our village for all of us!
Please join me in voting to elect Stacy Finney, Melissa Cassidy, and Rachel Ciotti in the election on June 20th, 2023. Remember that the polls are open from noon to 9pm!
thanks for your support
To the editor:
I would like to take a moment to thank the residents of Liverpool for their interest and engagement in the upcoming Village election on Tuesday, June 20. It has been enjoyable to speak with so many of you to discuss ongoing Village projects, needs, and my vision and commitment to our community. I look forward to being out and about right up through Election Day. If I missed you, please call me at 315-457-5362 if you would like to connect.
Mayor White and the Board of elected Trustees have always served our community in a nonpartisan manner. In fact, each year for some time we have run on an independent party line called Residents party to make that point. This year, to convey the same concept with a little more emphasis, we are running independently on a line called People over Politics.
If you agree that our Village governing should remain nonpartisan, I ask for your support on Election Day by voting for me on the People Over Politics line to serve as our next mayor. Please also vote down the line on People Over Politics for Dennis Hebert for re-election as trustee and Ryan Miller, an engineer with technology skills. Both have key qualifications that would benefit the Village and each shares the same commitment to nonpartisan governing.
Thank you for your consideration and I look forward to a bright future for our community.
Christina M. Fadden
Candidate for Mayor, Village of Liverpool
We need fresh persepctive
To the editor:
On Tuesday, June 20th, noon to 9:00 pm, Village of Liverpool Voters will have a choice on the ballot. For the first time in many years, six fine candidates are running for Mayor and two Trustee seats. Incumbents are emphasizing their experience, having had no opposition for decades. But long tenures don’t ensure effective government. Required are specific skill sets, including business acumen, up-to-date communication skills and networks and associations in – and beyond- the village. Candidates Finney, Cassidy and Ciotti have these assets.
Elected officials’ real challenge is leading on issues that matter to constituents. Currently, village residents are most concerned about the negative impact of increasing commercial and through traffic on quality of life and pedestrian safety. Constant pressures of development surrounding the mile-square village have been a problem for decades. Siting the second largest Amazon Warehouse in the nation just north in Town of Clay hasn’t helped. Village Masterplans were drawn up, initially under the chairmanship of Dr. ND Boink, and updated under Nick Kochan, to ensure planning goals were clear and to use as a defense against development pressures. We needed a fresh perspective to use tools like this, and these fine young candidates can meet the challenge.