|To the Editor: Councilman backs Piasecki, Rowland|
|Written by Daniel Gordon|
|Wednesday, 30 October 2013 09:42|
As an elected member of Bowling Green City Council, I know firsthand how important it is to have quality public officials that are able to work together to improve the quality of life for all citizens. This Election Day, I encourage you to support two of our community leaders: 4th Ward Councilman Rob Piasecki and At-Large Councilwoman Sandy Rowland.
Councilman Piasecki has demonstrated that he is a family man of deep moral courage and conviction. Piasecki stands up for residents of the 4th Ward, asks the tough questions, and encourages fiscal discipline and good stewardship of our tax dollars.
Piasecki studies the issues, exercises independent judgment, and takes action. Piasecki is also proactive and forward thinking, responding to citizen concerns about street safety by promoting the creation of bicycle lanes in the city. Piasecki is a hardworking leader and cares deeply for the safety and wellbeing of 4th Ward residents.
I have spent nearly two years working alongside Councilwoman Rowland. She has faced complex and controversial issues head-on while striving to find common ground between parties. Rowland is a deeply compassionate leader dedicated to our community.
Her focus has been supporting local business, protecting BG families, and ensuring the sustainability of our neighborhoods. Rowland has gone above and beyond in meeting with many small business owners to ask them how city government can help them prosper and reaching out to students to "buy local."
Rowland has shown leadership by fighting against Columbus tax policies that would violate our local autonomy and diminish our revenues. Rowland has enthusiastically supported the creation of new green spaces to beautify our town, as well as policies that would increase property values, strengthen our tax base, and improve town-gown relations.
Piasecki and Rowland share a trait that distinguishes them from most politicians: they are genuine and authentic. They are beholden to the citizens of Bowling Green, not to special interests. Bowling Green needs community leaders who value and serve with integrity, courage, and compassion - public servants we can trust to do the right thing for the public good. That trust cannot be bought with money, catchy slogans, misinformation, or political platitudes.
Public trust must be earned, and Council members Rowland and Piasecki most definitely have earned our trust. On November 5, vote your values and for integrity. Vote to retain Rob Piasecki and Sandy Rowland on City Council.
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