The people of the village made up their minds despite the . This hard-fought election was all about the people of the village fighting to take back for what truly belongs to them: their own village. The residents finally realized that their destiny, for the longest time, has been in the hands of external entities: industrialists, real estate developers and appointed officials who don't even live here. I was given a broad mandate to change all that and to bring about a fresh approach to governance here. I am very excited about implementing it with the help of my highly qualified trustees.
What we would like to do is take a step by step approach to improving village governance, optimizing village finances and implementing future improvements. All aspects of governance and daily life in the village will be scrutinized, one by one. All village contracts and expenditures will be reviewed; wasteful positions will be eliminated; the state of the village infrastructure – the sewage system, as an example – will be closely looked at. Finally, new initiatives will be analyzed and prioritized.
There is a lot for us to do and we look forward to undertaking it. We are all about ethics, transparency and improved village life. This change is long overdue, but finally the moment has come.
I thank the residents for their trust and support.
Giovanna Giunta, of the Manorhaven Revival Party, was . The opinions expressed here are soley that of the author.