The Reading Eagle today published a story in which it solicited advice from community leaders for the newly-elected Mayor of Reading. The story included eight “community leaders,” including two City residents, one Democrat and one Republican. I represented the Reading Republican City Committee.
I strove to provide advice beyond what the mayor-elect has already stated or what I thought would typically be mentioned by others and focused on points of concern from a resident’s perspective that reflected conservative and Republican common-sense principles in an urban environment. The new mayor is a Democrat, as Democrats outnumber Republicans in Reading by a 5:1 margin.
Here is the link to the story, in which the Eagle took four one-sentence pieces of advice from each of the community leaders and compiled them into categories to establish a consensus: http://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/what-other-leaders-are-saying-about-readings-needs.
Here is a link to the story, which was not in the printed edition, that includes all of the advice, verbatim, from each community leader: http://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/local-leaders-have-plenty-of-suggestions-for-incoming-mayor.