Gary Christensons Platform

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    Re: Gary Christensons Platform

    I have friend in Reading and Wilmington who ran away from Malden because of the problems are finding themselves  picking up needles in their parks too.. we can't run from drugs they are everywhere.. .
     
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    Re: Gary Christensons Platform

    Hire more firefighters?

    Fallon has already been working to hire more.

    Gary- /> Has opposed taking the Grant money

    Maplewood firestation:
    Gary: Showed up for a photo op after station closed. Left City councillor meeting on issue for a campaign appearance on MATV.

    Fallon: Worked for day 1 on issue to get the issue brought to the fore front.


    Police
    Gary- />Want to hire more police

    Fallon- /> Has ACTIVELY BEEN WORKING TO HIRE MORE for the past 1 1/2 years as councillor

    Trash Bags
    Gary: Only came out recently to repeal blue bags. Basically has been the mouth piece for the mayor on the issue.
    Fallon: Has said from day when she annouced for her council seat where she stands.

    Overall:

    Gary: Has a platform, and does what he told to do by the Howard Administration
    Fallon: Is already doing what she said she would do: Focus on public safety, reaching out and listening to the residents of Malden, cleaning up city government, acting fiscally responsible instead of just rubber stamping the mayor's budget.




    trash bags:

    Gary: Has only come out


    In Response to Gary Christensons Platform:
    [QUOTE]This is a mayoral platform. This is taken straight from GC's site. http://www.christensonformayor.com/issues.html This is DF platform (Missing Platform). Taken right from her site. http://deborahfallonformayor.com/ ****************************************** So I ask, who is running the better campaign? Lets look over GCs Platform. Downtown Revitalization Gary understands a redesign of City Hall will strengthen the heart of Malden’s commercial district. Gary proposes to redevelop City Hall site into residential office and retail space similar to Station Landing and Oak Grove Village Gary will reinvest proceeds from the sale of City Hall site to offset costs of essential municipal projects such as a new Police Station, East Side Fire Station and Public Works building Gary will relocate City Hall departments to vacant office space in the downtown area Public Safety Gary is dedicated to public safety by ensuring that Malden is a safe and healthy place to live and raise a family. Police Department: Gary pledges his best efforts to build a new Police Station in a central location to improve access to all points in the City Gary will make it a priority to put more police on the streets and increase patrols Gary subscribes to the “broken windows theory” and will ensure that graffiti, debris, street lights out, etc. are addressed in a timely manner Gary will enforce laws against illegal apartments, rooming houses and hold code violators accountable Gary will empower neighborhoods to organize into effective crime prevention coalitions, and help citizens create their own watches Fire Department: Gary will work to hire more firefighters and upgrade firefighting equipment Gary will dedicate funding to make repairs to and maintain defective fire hydrants across the City Gary will look to realize Fire Dept. savings by exploring: elimination of outdated fire alarm street boxes integrating Fire Department technology into City IT infrastructure Changing the Culture of City Government Gary will improve City Hall communication and accountability. Gary will enhance the City website to post contracts, bids, and other information to fulfill his pledge of Government transparency Gary will update residents with relevant information and listen to their input on City matters through: Social media Email updates Comprehensive e-newsletters Traditional channels of communication Gary will establish a tracking system for citizen issues (e.g., potholes, streetlights, etc.) to improve accountability, achieve resolution, and, most importantly, deliver quality service Development of “311” City Call Center to direct constituents to the right dept. when calling City Hall. Gary will propose flexible City Hall hours to improve customer service Gary will be a “Mayor on the Move” by regularly working remotely throughout Malden to interact with citizens more directly Malden’s Waste and Recycling Program Gary recognizes the importance of a clean and attractive city. Gary will develop a modified trash pick-up contract, where no PAYT bag is required until after the first 33-gallon barrel is filled Gary will work to implement ‘single stream’ recycling Gary will seek outside funding to provide covered 64-gallon recycling containers Gary champions lowering the minimum voter threshold necessary for ballot measures, such as the repeal of the blue bags, and will continue to listen to the voices of his constituents Families/Community Gary is committed to caring for residents and their families by ensuring a positive community environment. Gary will enhance natural resources and green spaces throughout the City with projects like Bike to the Sea, River Walk and playgrounds and will continue with tree plantings around the City Gary will work with local youth organizations to provide quality teen programs Gary will focus on the appearance of the City by launching an anti-litter campaign Gary will promote the pride, spirit, and community of Malden by sponsoring such events as movie nights, concerts, and parades Gary will work to expand the Residential Tax Exemption Program that rewards homeowners who make their home in the City with an annual property tax reduction Gary will continue to promote Malden into as a desirable community for artists and will strive to establish a community arts center Quality Education for our Children Gary worked hard to maintain high standards and a sound budget to provide a quality education for Malden’s children, preparing him for the Mayor’s role as chairman of the committee. Gary will maintain optimal classroom sizes for students and teachers Gary will continue to support after-school programs like Partnership for Community Schools Gary will partner with the Parents’ Advisory Council on Special Education issues Gary will work to ensure preservation and upkeep of our multi-million dollar investment in our schools Gary will pursue Energy Performance Contracting to guarantee annual energy savings Gary will recreate the partnership between Malden Police and the School Department to restore school resource officers Gary will work to increase traffic enforcement during drop-off and pickup at Malden Schools Business Development Gary is adamant that supporting and strengthening Malden businesses is crucial to creating jobs and getting our economy back on track. Gary will solicit new businesses to open in Malden with streamlined permitting and business networking opportunities Gary will make it easier for existing businesses to grow their operations by creating a one-stop business office to help navigate City Hall requirements Gary will work on the development of neighborhood business districts such as Maplewood Square and Linden Square Gary will work to improve parking, crosswalks, and signs that will encourage our citizens to utilize Malden businesses Alot more work then DF has done in the time she announced she would run.  She has asked in the past for $100 a plate at some fundraisers. She has not shown up for campaign meetings and even blew off some of her fundraisers. She was asked to speak at different events that she was directly involved in, and never showed up. Left meetings that concerned public safety and her team has posted numerous threats. Is this the type of person we want to run our city? One who will not return an email? Where is the money she has made going to? Not many firemen back DF. The union does. The FM that live here that are not buying into the hype of DF have openly showed support for GC. They know money is not there. Imagine the mess she will be in if she becomes mayor with the other unions when the next budget comes around? They will say "Hey you gave so much to the FD, we want the same." Then she will have to cut jobs in important areas to do this. And we will be in a bigger mess. This goes beyond the SAFER grant and what ever other grants. Grants are an added bonus. IF THE CITY DOES NOT HAVE THE MONEY, PEOPLE NEED TO BE CUT. That means, Police, Teachers, DPW workers and so on. The next mayor needs to be fair across the board. And who is talking more? Who is out in the public more? Who is on shows talking? Who is reaching out more? Who is more active and showing they want to be your next Mayor? Christenson is. Now you can attack me all you want. But the squeaky wheel gets the oil (Votes). And the city has spoken. His fund raiser broke the record for most people in Anthonys big hall. Butch was the last one and had less people but held the record for most people. The people of Malden have spoken. And they will speak again at the polls. Malden is better off with GC then without.
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    Re: Gary Christensons Platform

    Deb is out there working. Don't believe some of things Gary's people say about her.

    In Response to Re: Gary Christensons Platform:
    [QUOTE]It looks like she gave up, and I was truly rooting for her.
    Posted by JustinApinyen[/QUOTE]
     
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    Re: Gary Christensons Platform

    In Response to Re: Gary Christensons Platform:
    [QUOTE]Hire more firefighters? Fallon has already been working to hire more. Gary- /> Has opposed taking the Grant money Maplewood firestation: Gary: Showed up for a photo op after station closed. Left City councillor meeting on issue for a campaign appearance on MATV. Fallon: Worked for day 1 on issue to get the issue brought to the fore front. Police Gary- />Want to hire more police Fallon- /> Has ACTIVELY BEEN WORKING TO HIRE MORE for the past 1 1/2 years as councillor Trash Bags Gary: Only came out recently to repeal blue bags. Basically has been the mouth piece for the mayor on the issue. Fallon: Has said from day when she annouced for her council seat where she stands. Overall: Gary: Has a platform, and does what he told to do by the Howard Administration Fallon: Is already doing what she said she would do: Focus on public safety, reaching out and listening to the residents of Malden, cleaning up city government, acting fiscally responsible instead of just rubber stamping the mayor's budget. trash bags: Gary: Has only come out In Response to Gary Christensons Platform :
    Posted by WantOutofHere[/QUOTE]

    WRONG AGAIN...
    Gary was NOT oppossed to the grant.  Gary wanted answers to specific questions before moving forward. That is what good leaders do, they do not blindly jump into major decisions.  

    Get your facts straight- Gary voted NO on the PAYT (trash bags).  Deb wasn't even in office, so what is she talking about.

    Gary is NOT the mouthpiece of Howard's administration and has openly opposed many of the Mayors pratices. The difference is he does it with respect which is a foreign term in the Fallon camp.

    Deb Fallon is NOT the people's candidate.  She stands for a very small amount of followers who agree with everything she says....OR ELSE. 
    What kind of people's candidate doesn't show up for City events??

    Fallon doesn't even show up for her own fundraisers, public meetings, doesn't return phone calls, doesn't return emails, what kind of people's candidate is that??
     
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    Re: Gary Christensons Platform

    In Response to Re: Gary Christensons Platform:
    [QUOTE]Hire more firefighters? Fallon has already been working to hire more. Gary- /> Has opposed taking the Grant money Maplewood firestation: Gary: Showed up for a photo op after station closed. Left City councillor meeting on issue for a campaign appearance on MATV. Fallon: Worked for day 1 on issue to get the issue brought to the fore front. Police Gary- />Want to hire more police Fallon- /> Has ACTIVELY BEEN WORKING TO HIRE MORE for the past 1 1/2 years as councillor Trash Bags Gary: Only came out recently to repeal blue bags. Basically has been the mouth piece for the mayor on the issue. Fallon: Has said from day when she annouced for her council seat where she stands. Overall: Gary: Has a platform, and does what he told to do by the Howard Administration Fallon: Is already doing what she said she would do: Focus on public safety, reaching out and listening to the residents of Malden, cleaning up city government, acting fiscally responsible instead of just rubber stamping the mayor's budget. trash bags: Gary: Has only come out In Response to Gary Christensons Platform :
    Posted by WantOutofHere[/QUOTE]


    WantOutofHere, you are misinformed on many of your facts. Please know what you are talking about before spreading false information.
     
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    Re: Gary Christensons Platform

    He is way off. It is unreal on how far off people are on these boards. But do not want to learn the true facts.
     
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    Re: Gary Christensons Platform

    To All--Tomorrow night Council Meeting will it be boring or will any
    of the Councilors bring up the Safer Grant --hiring of the Firefighters,
    Funding for a New Fire Station, Resident Parking Sticker Program, Blue bags situation;
    Than how many here will attend and be Vocal for their candidates;
    There is not a Sitting Councilor with a Backbone to take on these Issues and both Mayor Candidates Bow to what ever the Mayor Says: Lets see who has the Backbone tomorrow night lets see how many of you show up and how many will speak out;
     
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    Re: Gary Christensons Platform

    who's been riding around in a white truck attempting to repair all the red fire boxes? I keep seeing more green trash bags covering the red fire boxes.

     
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    Re: Gary Christensons Platform

    WARD5 ---I ASKED A QUESTION ABOUT 3 WEEKS AGO TO THE FIRE DEPARTMENT AND MAYORS OFFICE UNDER THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT ABOUT THE FIRE BOX NOT WORKING ON MY
    STREET AND THE DOUBLE POLES SITUATION ACCROSS THE CITY AND NOW ONE QUESTION IS BEING FIXED BUT THE ONE ON OUR STREETSTILL DOES NOT WORK.
    HOPE YOUR AT TOMORROW NIGHT COUNCIL MEETING IT SHOULD EITHER BE A BORE OR A 3 RING CIRCUS---LETS SEE WHO STEPS UP TO THE PLATE AND ASK IMPORTANT QUESTIONS;

     
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    Re: Gary Christensons Platform

    Who's the guy Gene in Ward 2 running?? Does he have a platform?
     
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