Letters to the Editor

Letter to the editor: Support for Stone, Engeman

I support David Stone and Janet Engeman for State College Borough Council.

I had the opportunity to get to know both when my neighborhood was opposing the proposed route of the high pressure Penn State gas pipeline down my residential street. They researched the safety issues and attended many meetings, educating the Borough Council and others about the potential safety issues. They also regularly attend the Highlands Neighborhood Association meetings, where I have heard them thoughtfully addressing and discussing local issues.

Stone is a Penn State alumnus and a long-term resident of State College. He has gone to many Borough Council, Planning Commission and other meetings and understands the major problems, such as the impact of development on water quality, on State College and the surrounding region. Endorsed by the regional Sierra Club, he is passionate about the environment and climate change. As part of the council, he is hoping to support local changes that reduce impacts on the environment.

Engeman is another active participant of Borough Council and other local meetings. She was raised in State College, and is passionate about the importance of preserving the safety and quality of the neighborhoods surrounding Penn State. Janet is also outspoken about environmental issues, such as threats to water quality, and she is aware of the complexity of the issues facing the borough.

They are the only two candidates endorsed by the local Sierra Club. They will speak up for our neighborhoods and quality of life.

Elizabeth Shirey

State College