Welcome to Englewood One

3 April 2010 139 views No Comment

I would like to welcome you to Englewood One Community, which is a new and exciting venue through which all of us can communicate about the important issues impacting our City.

So much goes on in our community and in City Government of which we may not be aware. It is true that we all lead busy lives – working and caring for families. Our busy lives make it difficult for us to keep up with the things that go on in our local communities. And this has a tendency to make us feel less involved and less connected both as a community and to one another.

I hope that through this online community we will be able to reverse this trend. Here you will be able to find out about what’s going on in Englewood and City Government: from understanding what the planning board does to weighing in on important matters before the Council. You will also be able to find news, information, and links to almost every other site on the goings-on in our City. You’ll also be able to connect with others, comment and make your feelings known on all of the above.

So, please come back and visit us again and often. I will be commenting on some of the important matters and events that come up and will also post timely information and updates.

The next Mayor’s Corner will be devoted entirely to the fiscal crisis facing the City of Englewood and the City Manager’s budget proposal for a 10.57% tax increase as a solution. We are now in the fourth month of the City’s budget year, and the Council President has only recently scheduled budget hearings commencing in Mid-April. The Board of Education is proposing a tax increase of 4.9%. With annual spending topping $100 million per year, Englewood is one of the largest businesses in Bergen County, and it is time the City runs like any well-run business: raising the costs of services is not the solution for our taxpayers. Stay tuned.

I hope to see you here again soon, and please email me if I can be of assistance.

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