Brian Pugh: Vote Your Values

To the Editor:

It has been a great honor to serve these last two years on the Croton Village Board of Trustees with Ann Gallelli. I hope on Tuesday, you will vote to keep Ann and me working for you.

Since first being elected, I have supported back-to-back Tax Freeze budgets, the continued redevelopment of Harmon under the Village’s new mixed use zoning law, the preservation of open space, the protection of our natural environment and the adoption of renewable energy and energy conservation measures.

The results of this election will have concrete consequences for our community. The policies our Village government enacts affect all of us.

Our opponents are both capable and talented men. But they have very different values and views–ones I believe that many in our community do not share.

Ann and I both support joining Bedford, Hastings, Ossining, Somers and other communities in Sustainable Westchester’s Community Choice Aggregation. The NYS Public Service Commission reports that CCA customers are saving an average of $10/month. If our Village chose the 100% renewable CCA option, it would be comparable to taking some 200 cars off the road. Our opponents made it clear at the Oct. debate that they oppose CCA.

Ann and I both support the Croton Point Avenue Improvement Project, which would make traffic-calming improvements to one of our busiest roadways. Even though a majority of the funding for this would come from grants, our opponents oppose improving this important roadway.

Ann and I have been clear about our accomplishments and our agenda. I encourage you to compare us to the opposition side-by-side at the League of Women Voters’ vote411.org and visit crotondemocrats.com. After reviewing all the information, I hope we can count on your vote on Tuesday, Nov. 8.

Trustee Brian Pugh

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