Letters to the Editor

Letter to the editor: Tosti-Vasey a leader

Bellefonte is facing enormous changes, but to ensure these changes are for the good we need smart, fresh Borough Council representatives who are committed to transparency and who will listen to taxpayers.

Joanne Tosti-Vasey will work to put an end to the closed-door dealings like the one that arranged for the unpublicized, no-bid transfer of the Garman to a questionable developer. More than a year later this prominent lot looks like a bomb site because local officials quietly released the developer from his promise to clear out the lot and plant grass. Is this how we want the waterfront development to be handled?

When Borough Council moved to vote on a sensitive issue and then hold a public input meeting after the fact, Tosti-Vasey objected. What does this tell you about how the old guard leadership values public opinion?

The upcoming waterfront project could be a disaster if it’s run with the same mismanagement and disdain for public opinion we’ve seen in the past.

Bellefonte deserves better. Vote Joanne Tosti-Vasey.

Patrick North