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Arnie Levinson Campaign Brochure May 2011


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Arnie Levinson Campaign Brochure May 2011

  1. 1. ---~-----------------------------------------------------------------iI I Would You Like to Help Arnies Campaign? Name (please print clearly) Address Ward 3 has a special election for its City Councilor on August 2. Id like to introduce myself and share some of the issues that are most important to me. Please visit my website at to learn more. I Phone Email Address In 1973 I began my orthodontic career right here in Northampton in the Central Chambers building. I managed a busy staff in multiple locations, Please indicate the ways you wish to volunteer: serving thousands of clients in the region over the course of my career. Fifteen years ago my wife Marilyn and I moved to Hancock Street. We: _ _ Contacting friends via campaign postcards or emailI loved the flowers around the house and being close to downtown:~ -- Distributing literature in my neighborhood amenities. As the years passed, however, we noticed some trends that1: _ _ Having a Levinson lawn sign at the above address concerned us, and as the leader of the Ward 3 Neighborhood Watch, II1 __ Holding a sign prior to election day have heard similar concerns from other residents. Now recently retired, _ _ Holding a sign on election day I hope to earn your vote to be a full-time City Councilor for Ward 3. Please look inside for my positions on important issues facing the ward . _ _ Making phone calls _ _ List my name in an endorsement ad and campaign literature Cf?/00/ mhwikdl _ _ I have enclosed funds (payable to The Committee to Elect Arnie Levinson) Email: arnie@arnielevinson .com July 13: Deadline to Register for Special Election Phone: 413-570-3243 August 2: Ward 3 Special Election Come meet Arnie at these weekend luncheons, all 12noon-3pm Please return this form (and contribution if applicable) to the address below. Saturday, June 25, 134 North Street, hosted by Adam Cohen and Jendi Reiter Elect to City Council Paid for by The Committee to Elect Arnie Levinson-Frank Sunday, June 26, 96 Island Road, hosted by Phillip Sullivan Arnie Werbinski, Treasurer, 351 Pleasant Street, PMB 122, Levinson Northampton, MA 01060. Learn more at Saturday, July 16, 14 Hancock Street, hosted by Arnie and Marilyn Levinson An Indo pendent looder lorWord3 titfirrM. ~:
  2. 2. MY AREAS OF FOCUS FOR WARD 3 WE SUPPORT ARNIE FOR CITY COUNCIL• Our Roadways: These continue to deteriorate, reaching a point "Im proud to endorse Arnie Levinson for City Council. He has the ma - where retailers tell me its having a negative impact on business . I turity and experience needed to be an effective advocate for residents ." will work with the Department of Public Works and citizens to make -Michael Bardsley, Union Street, candidate for mayor effective road repair a priority. " Arnie has the stature and independence Ward 3 needs in its city coun -• Bridge Street School: If we are to have a vibrant downtown, we cilor. He appreciates the impact that infill could have on the ward , and need a vibrant downtown elementary school. It is a key anchor of has put in the time to follow the zoning revisions process closely. As the our community. We must keep it open . city makes decisions on development projects, schools, taxes, trails,• Sustainable Northampton Plan: I support infill when it enables indi- waste disposal and more, ordinary citizens vidual homeowners to add a unit or two to their properties and can trust Arnie to stick up for them ." make better use of existing structures. I have concerns when infill is -Adam Cohen, North Street of such a scale that it paves over valuable downtown greenspace, causes parking and traffic problems, and disrupts our neighbor- "What I like about Arnie is that he lis- hoods. tens, respects opinions, and sifts them• The Fairgrounds: This is an important economic engine, and I want through . Arnie is a go-getter. If you have a the redevelopment there to succeed. The process has not been problem, know that he will make every effort without problems, however. Some abutters are rightly concerned to fix it." about the management of stormwater on the property. -Bea Keating, Ward 3• The Meadows: This has been a productive agricultural zone since the earliest days of the city. It is not primarily a recreational area . "Arnie has a long record of success in busi- Farmers are right to be concerned about the safety of the public ness and teamwork. He has experience work- around heavy farm equipment, and to want to protect their crops ing with people of all ages, socioeconomic levels and diverse situations from damage by ATVs, bikes, pedestrians and dogs. among his thousands of clients. He appreciates the challenges facing our• Traffic Calming: Trucks should not be a frequent sight on narrow res- ward, and his involvement in service activities has been ongoing since idential streets, and cars need to travel at speeds that dont put pe- his arrival." destrians at risk. -Sydney Stern, Bridge Street• Island Road : I appreciate the value of the Marina, and I also appreci- "Arnie is a good listener, a good leader, and is dedicated to the resi - ate how traffic has impacted its neighbors. I will work hard to find a dents, and that is what we need in Ward 3." satisfying resolution to the conflicts there . -Frank Werbinski, Bridge Street• Walter Salvo House and Cahill Apartments : Angela Plassmann, our former City Councilor, made a special effort to listen to and advocate "I have lived in Ward 3 for almost 40 years and I know many aspects of for the less powerful. In particular, she was able to achieve improve- the ward . Arnie is similarly well aware of the problems and is dedicated ments for residents in the citys Housing Authority properties. I to not only working for the ward but also willing to represent all the res- pledge to build on this work. idents of the ward . He has my vote." -Fred Zimnoch, Pomeroy Terrace