Beacon Democratic Committee
Together we’ll fight for:
CITY COUNCIL ISSUES
Development Moratorium: We must use the 6-month pause to re-set our zoning on Main St, Fishkill Creek and historic areas for density, design and jobs.
Sustainable Zoning: New construction must get all the details right – height, setback, style, fit with adjacent parcels, public space and more.
Empower Planning/Zoning Boards: Give them tools, laws and members to effectively manage development – including limiting density.
Tioronda Bridge: Plan for one-lane restored bridge primarily for pedestrians, bicycles and trail connections.
Quality of Life: Beacon’s popularity puts our community in the driver’s seat – for insisting on good design, green space, recreation & more.
Lost Sales Tax: Fight to restore Beacon share of sales tax, which has cost us over $4 million since 2013.
$250 Million Jail: Enact alternatives to incarceration to bring down exorbitant cost of new county jail.
Green the County: Develop green energy resources – solar, wind and other renewables – following Beacon’s lead.
Beacon Zoning Forum:
Sat, Dec 16 from 9:30 to 11:30 AM
At BEAHIVE Beacon, 291 Main Street
An open meeting, facilitator Lee Kyriacou will be joined by other planning and zoning experts to discuss how zoning works, what current zoning laws are, what proposed changes would do, etc.
Terry Nelson – Beacon Council Ward 1
John Rembert – Beacon Council Ward 2
Jodi McCredo – Beacon Council Ward 3
Amber Grant – Beacon Council Ward 4
George Mansfield – Beacon Council At-Large
Lee Kyriacou – Beacon Council At-Large
Frits Zernike – Dutchess County Legislature Dist. 16
Nick Page – Dutchess County Legislature Dist. 18
Robin Lois - Dutchess County Comptroller
Christi Acker - NY State Supreme Court 9th District
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As Democrats, we believe that good government exists to improve the quality of people’s lives by protecting equal rights, ensuring public safety, providing vital services, supporting economic development, and maintaining programs for the most vulnerable segments of the community. As Democrats, we pledge to act and speak with integrity and civility, always striving for common ground with those whose views are different.
Executive Committee Members
Pam Wetherbee, Chair
Lee Kyriacou, Vice Chair
Peggy Ross, Vice Chair
Prue Posner, Treasurer
Mary Gault, Corresponding Secretary
Marcia Frahman, Recording Secretary
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