While most of us are trying to commit to more gym time or spending more time with family, our local municipal leaders are resolving to provide better services, more efficient government and more value for our tax dollars.
In addition to the major items above, there are some things that are smaller in scope, but still of great importance to our townspeople. The town board has installed a number of safety and security measures in the town hall, but further evaluation of our security systems in 2014 is warranted. Our seniors remain vulnerable because of their fixed incomes, so we are planning to add in-house advocacy services on a trial basis. Last, but not least, the town board is committed to improving customer services and we will devote time to identifying how best to meet that objective. There are other challenges facing the town, but we have very committed and enthusiastic board members who are dedicated to improving the quality of life for all of our residents.
Councilor Michael Becallo
My top priority for this coming year is to be an advocate for the people. In 2014 I will keep working toward bringing our community together and ensure that Cicero remains a great place to call home.
Councilor Mark Venesky
In 2014, I intend to hold true to my pledge of fiscal accountability, encouraging responsible growth for our town and maintaining a commitment to our community.
I would like to see all residents get more involved in the process of government and with the government that they elected to represent them.
I look forward to working with you as we face the challenges ahead confident that we will do the right things together.
Onondaga County Third District Legislator Jim Corl
I look forward to serving as county legislator for the third district in 2014, as there are many difficult issues that need to be addressed on behalf of the residents of Onondaga County. My goals for the coming year are to look at ways we can control spending, promote economic development for our county by making it easier for businesses to expand or relocate to our area and, of course, focus on long-term planning to address our aging infrastructure.