Platform

UNION VALE DEMOCRATIC COMMITTEE PLATFORM

The Union Vale Democratic Committee is a local division of the Dutchess County Democratic Party, as well as the NY State and National Democratic Party. We espouse the values of strength at home and respect in the world community. A free society requires an informed electorate living in a clean, stable community governed by freely elected, accessible, and accountable public leaders. To that end, the Union Vale Democratic Committee values accountability, accessibility, a healthy environment, and a sound economy in our town.

ACCOUNTABLE, ACCESSIBLE LEADERSHIP

  • Update Town Zoning Code and Master Plan.
  • Clarify Town Policy on hiring practices, including advertising open positions.
  • Provide citizens in a timely fashion with electronic posting of the minutes for all meetings that affect town policy, and televise those meetings on the town’s cable station.
  • Encourage dialogue from citizens at Town Board meetings by allowing comments on non-agenda items without prior permission.
  • Apply equitably any time limits on comments by citizens at Town meetings.

HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT

  • Monitor clean water issues as property changes ownership in the town.
  • Seek alternative energy forms, including hydropower at Tymor Park.
  • Research protection of open land, animal habitats and migration, and stream/creek displacement.

SOUND ECONOMY

  • Provide taxpayers with detailed, easily accessible budgets, including standard expense codes, on line.
  • Assure fair taxation with a full explanation of the process of annual adjustments of assessed values on property.
  • Publish results of all audits on line.
  • Pay our fair share for public library services.

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