If we don't fight for our community, who will?

We live in a wonderful community of families and small businesses. But we live with decisions made by faraway power brokers who are not listening - decisions that affect the quality of our lives and the future of our community.

Decisions such as a proposed homeless shelter – where a thousand children walk, every day, to and from three nearby schools.  Moving “community jails” into our neighborhood. Not replacing aging and leaking sewers and pipelines that flood raw sewage into our streets and homes.

We want transparency from our elected officials. Respect for our wishes and needs. Decisions based on the best interests of our families, children, elderly, local businesses, and local public safety officials.

City Hall and Albany may not be listening. But I am.

–Slawek Platta