YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
Haller Wins Fourth Term on Council
It is with a sense of deep felt appreciation and community
pride for our great City that I seek reelection to the Worcester
City Council for District 4. I have truly enjoyed serving
as a Council Member these past years and believe I have been
an engaged and effective member of the City Council who has
worked hard to sustain and improve the quality of life we
enjoy in Worcester.
I believe that District 4 must continue to be
represented by a councilor who embraces grassroots participation,
not merely tolerates it. The District 4 councilor must enjoy
working with people to reach long lasting solutions, rather
than seeing it only as part of the job description. District
4 must have a councilor who believes in getting the job done
by rolling up her sleeves and becoming part of the solution.
I believe that I have demonstrated the success
of this style of leadership. We need only to look at our progress
over the past year in College Hill, South Worcester, Green
Island, Piedmont, Arts District, Elm Park, Main South: neighborhood
planning groups, business associations, new housing, renovated
housing, strong crime watch groups. Working with the Neighborhood
Cabinet and the City Administration we have made good progress
to rid the streets of abandoned cars and litter, to enforce
parking regulations, and to cite code violators, especially
for overflowing dumpsters. Working with the City Manager's
Commission on Homelessness, we have seen improvements with
the People in Peril (PIP) operations.
District Four faces many opportunities and many challenges.
I recommit to prioritizing issues of public safety, housing,
and neighborhood revitalization as the District Four Councilor.
I recommit to protecting residential homeowners under tax
classification to a fair tax rate. I recommit to following
through on initiatives such as the South Worcester Industrial
Park, the Route 146 Project, the Arts District, Weed and Seed,
and a Downtown Development Plan that meets and includes the
housing and economic development needs of our neighborhoods.
Most importantly, I pledge to continue to insist that neighborhood
is represented at all decision-making tables and to continue
to maintain a leadership style based on inclusion.
Similar to 2001, my decision to enter the race for District
4 is founded in optimism and belief that, despite the many
barriers to progress, I have and can make a positive difference.
I believe that my record of involvement in the district will
convince District 4 residents that a vote for me is a vote
to continue the momentum of improving the quality of life
for all of us and moving forward together.
I am committed to our community and will continue to emphasize:
||Delivering exceptional city services in a cost efficient
and effective fashion.
||Providing for the future of our city and its residents
by encouraging infrastructure investments that balance
need with affordability.
||Directing redevelopment of our city so as to maximize
the variety of housing choices for our citizens through
their life cycle.
||Connecting with our youth by supporting programs that
encourage and value their involvement.
||Developing traffic and transportation strategies that
allow Worcester to better control the increasing congestion
caused by the shrinking capacity of our regional roadway
As your City Councilor, I will continue careful review all
City issues to reach the most beneficial and fair decisions
for all Citizens.
I ask for your vote to continue serving you as Worcester
City Councilor for District 4.