Good theme. I’ll be looking forward to engaging with some of the ideas in the Winning Our Neighborhoods plan this Spring:
Standing in front of his home decorated with poinsettias and American flags, Bethlehem City Councilman J. William Reynolds promised strong neighborhoods will be the centerpiece of his campaign as he became the first to officially declare a run for mayor.
While rising pension and health costs are big challenges for the next mayor, Reynolds said the key issue will be retaining and attracting middle-class families to neighborhoods like his own on W. Elizabeth Avenue. He said he will release the details of his plan, dubbed Winning Our Neighborhoods, next month.
“If we want to live in a progressive city, we need to take a progressive leadership,” Reynolds, a Democrat, told a couple of dozen family members and neighbors who gathered for the announcement. “Above all else we need leaders who aren’t afraid to stand up and not sit on the fence and make decisions that many in the city have been afraid to make for years.”
(Thanks: Nicole Radzievich)