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New London's Democratic team will be the people's voice on the council

Published October 17. 2013 4:00AM   Updated October 17. 2013 11:44AM

The New London Democrats running for City Council have put together a platform that focuses on public safety, economic development, support for education and developing a strategic plan for the ctiy. These goals are to be accomplished by working with key stakeholders and community leaders as the city continues to prosper.

The candidates feel the input of all stakeholders is vitally important in helping each of them to make educated decisions in their work to improve the city and continue moving New London forward.

Below are some key issuses the Democratic council candidates will continue to advocate for when elected.

• Commitment to public safety by increasing police department staffing and maintainig adequate fire department staffing.

• Promoting economic development by working with state and federal officials to address the economic needs of the city. The council will work with the necessary departments and organizations to finalize a plan for the redevelopment of the Fort Trumbull area. Another primary focus will be improving the infrastructure of the city.

• Improving the city school system by promoting and supporting the all-magnet school district in the city and continuing to work to maintain an open dialogue between the Board of Education and City Council.

• Create a strategic operating plan by working with residents, business owners and stakeholders on a citywide development plan focused on enhancing neighborhoods and business areas throughout the city.

The Democratic slate of candidates for City Council is a fine and diverse group of individuals who reflect the different cultures that makeup our city.

They have worked, and will continue to work, to make New London a better place for all of us to live.

This commentary was submitted by Democratic Town Committee Chairman Bill Satti on behalf of the Democratic slate for New London City Council.

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