Five Year Fiscal Sustainability Plan for the Attleboro Public Schools

This is the first of its kind initiative in Attleboro, where the School Administration and the City Administration have partnered to create a 5-year financial plan to grow and optimize the educational value for invested funds. The Road Map includes both existing and new revenue and expenditure commitments from my administration. Included are my existing commitments to fund $1m above …

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Balance Urban Development with Open Space

Gary Ayrassian, the Director of Planning and Development pointed out that as many communities grow, they become ugly and over-developed. He wanted to create a new paradigm for Attleboro where we would counter-balance urban development with open space. Once I heard the idea, I was all in. The most notable example of this can be seen in the center of …

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Ensure Public Safety

My vision for public safety is to ensure that Attleboro’s Police, Fire and Paramedics have the tools and the support that they need for the 21st century. Central to this was working to put our safety equipment on a maintenance plan. We now budget to replace our police cruisers every 7 years and our fire trucks every 3 years. We …

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Support Our Seniors

When I first took office, there was the belief that as people aged, they would leave the city — either seeking warmer climates or specialized senior services. That has not proven to be the case. In Attleboro, we have an ever-growing population of seniors who wish to stay in their homes, but this introduces challenges. Transportation and isolation becomes a …

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Fiscal Stability

Fiscal stability is at the core of everything we do. My administration worked from Day 1 to build back up the stabilization fund in order to increase our bond rating. I have been working with city departments and city unions to keep growth year-over-year within the confines of the tax levy. My administration has been working aggressively to secure grants …

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New High School

I have a demonstrable record for having moved the City of Attleboro to a place of greater fiscal stability without ever asking tax payers to pay more than 2 1/2 percent. So please consider that context when I say, I believe that we need this new high school. The present school is an expensive liability. If any major system breaks, like the …

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