Rethinking Government & My Vision
I believe in doing local government differently. Government should excite, innovate and inspire. Watch the 2012 or 2013 State Of The Village address below to not only learn about all of the incredible initiatives in South Orange, but also about how you can get involved, and how local government in South Orange can sustain ourselves as a leader and innovator. Do you want to be part of your local government? Watch 'The Local Revolution' below!
Village Finances & Balancing the Budget
The 2012 budget has one of the lowest tax increases in almost 15 years and cut $1 million in appopriations. Learn more here. Controlling costs, keeping property taxes down, bringing in more revenue and ensuring the public understands the budget process, budget decisions and how they can get involved are critical.
2012 is the first year that the budget in South Orange is available in a workable spreadsheet that anyone can download, manipulate and visualize. Read the press release or download the .xls file of our 2012 budget.
2013 our budgets going back to 2008 were made available in a breakthrough online visualization tool. Read the press release, or check out the budget tool.
Learn more, Get Involved & Stay Updated
The best decision a government can make is the most inclusive decision possible. Check out the blog to stay updated with brief video updates, stop by Village Hall for my office hours 5:00-7:00pm every Monday, or contact me to set up a time to meet or to ask any questions. Find me on Facebook and Twitter for more updates! New: follow South Orange on Twitter. Don't miss:
- Check out SOPAC's upcoming lineup.
- Help hold utility companies accountable for finding new solutions for storm preparedness: www.njutilitypreparedness.com
- Check out the new South Orange Village Center Alliance website at: http://sovillagecenter.org
- Board of Trustees Meeting every 2nd and 4th Monday of the month at 8pm. (New schedule for 2013 BOT meetings, where closed session begins at 730pm and the regular public meeting begins at 8pm) Full schedule.
- Find the next Board agenda here.
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