I have lived in Bridgeville for all of my 54 years, and my family’s accounting/CPA firm is right in the heart of our business district.
But as Mayor of Bridgeville, I’m not running on my biography—I’m running on my accomplishments:
During my first term as Mayor, Bridgeville has started to make progress in our ongoing battle against traffic congestion. By spring, most of the traffic lights in Bridgeville and South Fayette will be synchronized to learning computers that use real data to alleviate congestion. Next year, we’re getting a new, wider bridge over the Chartiers Creek.
On the public safety front, I hired a social media consultant two years ago to help bring Bridgeville’s police department to Facebook. Since then, Chief King and his officers have used Facebook solve numerous crimes and helped the department develop deeper community ties.
Moving forward, I want to help ensure that our police officers have the resources that they need to continue to keep Bridgeville safe
I have also been a vocal advocate for free 2-hour parking in Bridgeville’s public lots both to help our existing local businesses and to attract the new businesses that we need to keep our business district thriving and our taxes low.
When it comes to attracting new businesses I don’t want a borough that just tries to keep up with Collier and South Fayette. I want Bridgeville to fulfill its promise of becoming the urban center of our suburban region. During my next term as Mayor, I will continue to advocate for smart and creative zoning that helps Bridgeville draw the kinds of business investments that will place the borough squarely in the 21st century.
I believe in government transparency. The actions of our elected officials should be observed and scrutinized by you—the people who put them into office. So for the past two years, I have used my own money to help pay for gavel-to-gavel video coverage of Bridgeville Borough Council on Bridgeville.org.
Now, Bridgeville’s residents can watch their elected officials online—every public discussion and every vote. You also have a news source devoted to keeping you informed about what your elected officials are doing with your tax money. (However, I don’t dictate which stories are written nor how they’re written. Sometimes I don’t even agree with how certain issues are covered, but the important thing that is the information is out there for residents.)
Your Vote Matters On Nov. 7
We’re a small community, and on Election Day, every single vote will help determine the direction of Bridgeville’s future. With your support, we will continue to address and solve Bridgeville’s most vexing problems and continue to make our community a place we are proud to call home.
This post is sponsored by Pasquale B. DeBlasio