Letter to Ward 1 from Gary Christenson FIRST TERM in office....
posted at 9/9/2011 2:06 PM EDT
This letter was sent out to us by Gary Christenson after his FIRST term in office as Ward 1 Councillor! No wonder he didn't have an opponent- he was doing a fantastic job. He has not slowed down since and has broadened his base city wide (which he was already starting to do- see below Malden parade). It is this kind of passion and energy needed to get things done! I hope he doesn't mind me posting this, but it is something I thought people should see.
He was, and still is
THE REAL DEAL. CHRISTENSON FOR MAYOR!
November 1, 2005
As the upcoming city election approaches, I want to take this opportunity to say that it has been a pleasure representing you these past two years. As many of you know, I do not have an opponent on Election Day and as such, I have refrained from conducting literature drops and asking you to host lawn signs. Rather, I have used this time to continue working on issues important to our neighborhood.
For example, I have been working closely with a developer who is converting property from an industrial use to a residential use at the end of Wyllis Avenue in the City of Everett. Arguing that this development could adversely affect traffic in Ward 1 even though it is technically an Everett project, I was able to secure sidewalk and street improvements on Green Street, Wyllis Avenue, and Madison Street.
Moreover, I continue to work to increase the pride in our neighborhood. Through the great assistance of the Ward 1 Committee, we have been able to host events such as a Mother’s Day Breakfast, July 4th Celebration, Flag Day, Jazz Concert, Back-to-School Bowling Party, Neighborhood Cleanups, and the Malden Holiday Parade which coincidentally will be held again this year on Saturday, November 26th from 10-12 noon in Malden Square.
One way that I have been able to communicate these great events with you is through the Ward 1 e-mail system. Nearly 300 residents have signed on and it has served as a great way in keeping in touch with each other. Also, I send every resident who moves into our neighborhood a postcard welcoming and encouraging them to get involved in Ward 1.
Finally, I remain an active member of the Ferryway School. There, I am the city representative to the Ferryway School Council where I work to make sure the school has access to city resources when needed. A recent example of this partnership is that there have always been two large columns blocking the view of central office staff to the lobby area. Thanks to the Building Department, that impediment was removed and the staff now has a clear line of vision to the lobby area thereby improving school safety.
It is these kinds of issues and results that energize me in representing you on the Malden City Council. I would appreciate your vote on Tuesday, November 8th at Ward One’s new polling location, 59 Green Street. Thank you for believing in me and I look forward to continue working with you to make our neighborhood the best it can be.
Very truly yours,
Ward One City Councillor