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Mayor Sarno Vetoes Municipal Election Notification Ordinance

Mayor Sarno's Veto Message:

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno states, “Are we now talking about publicly financing campaigns – is that our next step? There are certainly a lot of unanswered questions. Is this now going to lead to other elections including special elections, referendum questions, and/or state elections too?”

“First of all, there is no simple answer to this age old question. A committee needs to be formed, with media participation/involvement – extremely key. I’m always willing to work together with our City Council. I’d be okay with the ‘sandwich boards’ a week or so prior being put up to remind all voters – I believe we can do this within our Election Department’s budget. Mailings though – a lot of unanswered questions and ‘aren’t candidates supposed to do this?’ Also, I believe an effective tool would be something that retired Republican Newspaper Publisher David Starr championed some years ago when I was a City Councilor – ‘kids voting.’ This was a mock ballot program which had an educational component that all our students would participate in. Key here is getting our students involved and integrated at a young age and with that the family/adults will usually follow along with their child’s lead and reminder to go to the polls – you address two issues at one time.”

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