|Private jets landing or taking off from Teterboro Airport shatter the peace and quiet once enjoyed by homeowners and high-rise residents of Hackensack.|
Victor E. Sasson of Hackensack, the only independent candidate in the May 14 City Council election, has refined his campaign platform.
Sasson also is the only candidate who pledges to give back one-quarter of his $10,400 council salary, if he is elected.
VOTE AGAINST THE MACHINE
SPLIT YOUR VOTE FOR
THE FUTURE OF HACKENSACK
Victor E. Sasson, a former newspaper reporter who is running as an independent in the May 14 City Council election, is asking for your vote. I am running on a quality of life platform that seeks to rein in property tax increases and improve city services.
The election is the most important in decades. My name will appear at the bottom of a column of 10 other candidates -- symbolizing how I will get to the bottom of things. You can vote for me and 4 other candidates.
If elected, I will:
- End the patronage mill at City Hall.
- Cut the city budget by $2 million and maintain services.
- Sell up to 15 cars now being driven home by city employees.
- Work with Teterboro Airport to reduce aircraft noise.
- Get Hackensack to purchase more efficient vehicles.
- Start collection of garbage and recyclables after 6:30 a.m.
- Ban commercial landscaping work on Sundays.
- Get police to crack down on speeders, stop-sign violators and loud motorcycles.
- Encourage the city to undertake a major program to repave streets. Have turn lanes installed on Passaic Street, at Summit Avenue, and at other traffic bottlenecks.
- Encourage the non-profit Hackensack University Medical Center to pay more to the city in lieu of taxes.
- Stop a 19-story, long-term, acute-care hospital from going up between Prospect and Summit avenues, near Golf Place.
- Improve the food at Hackensack High School, and encourage administrators to plant vegetable gardens at all of the schools to fight the obesity epidemic.
- Encourage the City Council to deliver a property tax cut to residents by passing along some of the additional tax revenue from major building projects, and gasoline and electricity savings.
- Call me with suggestions or if you need a ride to the polls: 201-488-3012.
- Follow me on Twitter/@vsasson
- Read my blogs:
- Eye on The Record
- Do You Really Know What You’re Eating?