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One Question For Donna Fritz – Candidate For School Committee

Donna Fritz Answers Our Question How Do We Help Students Who Need Support?   Our school system has many students with working class parents who are either unable, or perhaps even unwilling to participate in their children’s education. Many of these children are good students who are are facing strong obstacles to their being able to take full advantage of what our schools offer.  Housing, clothing, food, and and steady parental guidance, and holding jobs are some examples of these challenges. Do our schools have programming in place to adequately serve these students, if not what more can be done? Families ...

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One Question For Beth Anne Cornell – Candidate For School Committee

Beth Anne Cornell Answers Our Question How Do We Help Students Who Need Support?   Our school system has many students with working class parents who are either unable, or perhaps even unwilling to participate in their children’s education. Many of these children are good students who are are facing strong obstacles to their being able to take full advantage of what our schools offer.  Housing, clothing, food, and and steady parental guidance, and holding jobs are some examples of these challenges. Do our schools have programming in place to adequately serve these students, if not what more can be ...

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One Question For Elaine Milo – Councillor at-Large Candidate

Elaine Milo Answers Our City-Wide Master Plan Question Is The Legacy Master Plan Still Relevant?   The City of Salem City Wide Master Plan was written in 1979 under Mayor Jean Levesque. It was last updated in 1996 under Mayor Neil Harrington.  Does this master Plan, as written and updated remain relevant to the needs of the city in the east 21st Century? Thank you for this question, Bill. I know that this was something you tried to work on during your tenure on the council and it is much appreciated. Let’s begin by saying no master plan should be ...

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One Question For George McCabe – Councillor at-Large Candidate

George McCabe Answers Our City-Wide Master Plan Question Is The Legacy Master Plan Still Relevant? The City of Salem City Wide Master Plan was written in 1979 under Mayor Jean Levesque. It was last updated in 1996 under Mayor Neil Harrington.  Does this master Plan, as written and updated remain relevant to the needs of the city in the east 21st Century? I believe the Master Plan remains relevant but should be updated. While some major items in it have been completed, others have not.   One critical area that must be revisited is transportation and traffic management. Many of our ...

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One Question For Conrad Prosniewski – Councillor at-Large Candidate

Conrad Prosniewski Answers Our City-Wide Master Plan Question Is The Legacy Master Plan Still Relevant?   The City of Salem City Wide Master Plan was written in 1979 under Mayor Jean Levesque. It was last updated in 1996 under Mayor Neil Harrington.  Does this master Plan, as written and updated remain relevant to the needs of the city in the east 21st Century? One could say any plan nearly 25 years old is likely outdated and requires a major re-write, but revisiting the Master Plan of 1996 finds it actually addresses many of the issues relevant to Salem today.  The ...

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One Question For Domingo Dominguez – Councillor at-Large Candidate

Domingo Dominguez Answers Our City-Wide Master Plan Question Is The Legacy Master Plan Still Relevant?     The City of Salem City Wide Master Plan was written in 1979 under Mayor Jean Levesque. It was last updated in 1996 under Mayor Neil Harrington.  Does this Master Plan, as written and updated remain relevant to the needs of the city in the 21st Century? No, the master plan is not relevant to our current needs in the 21st Century. A lot has changed in twenty years. We need to revise the plan and adapt it to our current situation. In order ...

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One Question For Alice Merkl – Councillor at-Large Candidate

Alice Merkl Answers Our City Wide-Master Plan Question Is The Legacy Master Plan Still Relevant?   The City of Salem City Wide Master Plan was written in 1979 under Mayor Jean Levesque. It was last updated in 1996 under Mayor Neil Harrington.  Does this Master Plan, as written and updated remain relevant to the needs of the city in the 21st Century? While many of the basic needs of our city have remained consistent, such as being able to provide enough housing, maintain a thriving economy, keeping the historical integrity and beauty of our city intact, etc; it is always ...

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One Question For Ty Hapworth – Councillor at-Large Candidate

Ty Hapworth Answers Our City-Wide Master Plan Question Is The Legacy Master Plan Still Relevant?   The City of Salem City Wide Master Plan was written in 1979 under Mayor Jean Levesque. It was last updated in 1996 under Mayor Neil Harrington.  Does tis master Plan, as written and updated remain relevant to the needs of the city in the east 21st Century? SALEM ELECTION QUESTION 2019 One Question For The Councillor at-Large Candidates Great cities are built from the bottom up by many hands.  Salem’s historic neighborhoods were not built in accordance with a top-down municipal plan.  They were ...

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One Question For Arthur Sargent – Councillor at-Large Candidate

Arthur Sargent Answers Our City-Wide Master Plan Question Is The Legacy Master Plan Still Relevant?   The City of Salem City Wide Master Plan was written in 1979 under Mayor Jean Levesque. It was last updated in 1996 under Mayor Neil Harrington.  Does this Master Plan, as written and updated remain relevant to the needs of the city in the east 21st Century? The current Master Plan has been in place since 1996. It needs updating but I believe that the principles that it was built on are still relevant and functional. It’s important for any City to have a plan ...

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One Question For Jeff Cohen – Councillor-at-Large Candidate

Jeff Cohen Answers Our City-Wide Master Plan Question Is The Legacy Master Plan Still Relevant?   The City of Salem City Wide Master Plan was written in 1979 under Mayor Jean Levesque. It was last updated in 1996 under Mayor Neil Harrington.  Does this Master Plan, as written and updated remain relevant to the needs of the city in the east 21st Century? Answer: Although the City Master Plan of 1979, updated 1996, was a thoughtful comprehensive plan at the time, 23 years doesn’t take into account how Salem has evolved since.  With the expansion of the Peabody Essex Museum ...

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