The Daily Yorktown asked the candidates for town board and town supervisor the following five questions: Why are you running for your position? What are the biggest issues facing Yorktown? How do you propose to fix these issues? How are your solutions and approaches different than other candidates? What experience do you have to hold such a position?
Ed Ciffone is a write-in candidate for the Republican and Conservative parties for the position of town councilman. Here is his response:
"I want to be a Yorktown Councilman to have the ability to have a vote on town issues and become the watchdog on the town board for the residents of Yorktown. I want to stop wasteful spending. I read the comptrollers report of millions of dollars of taxpayers money wasted by not having bids for work projects and services.I would bring in revenues by using town properties and fields for special events.The two biggest issues facing Yorktown are how to increase the tax base and maintain services without raise taxes. I would put a freeze on buying open space and making new ball fields. We cant afford to lose any more tax revenues on open space land and we cant maintain the fields we have now. I agree with a hiring and firing freeze. We must maintain services by keeping employees so towns departments can run effectively and efficiently. My knowledge of finances and budgets saved millions in taxpayers dollars.I am a leader not a follower and a saver not a spender. I will use my common sense; I will cooperate with my fellow board members by using compromise and compassion for the whole diverse community of Yorktown. I would have liked to see a one story stand alone senior center at the Shallow Creek Golf Course. I am the only candidate with the experience of being Yorktown Supervisor in 1997."
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