We don’t think that everyone in the village of LeRoy is being represented fairly and equally.
We are running for office for Village Trustee positions, because we believe in fair and equal representation.
We are concerned about a local law proposing that sidewalks be paid for by the adjacent landowner. That’s unfair because: 1) not all people in LeRoy have sidewalks yet they have equal access to the existing sidewalks; 2) people who live on corner lots will be responsible for twice as much sidewalk as the average homeowner; 3) the law is discriminatory because the Village can come to homeowners demanding replacement of sidewalks without a reason why.
Sidewalks are a community asset and should be paid for equally by the community. On February 23, Senator Orrin Hatch, long-time member of the Senate Judicial Committee, said that it was unconstitutional to force someone to buy anything they don’t want to buy. Furthermore, he said that if they get away with it, your rights are gone, and they can force you to do just about anything they want.
We agree with current Democratic Trustee Greg Rogers that we shouldn’t change the law and that we should fund the line item in the budget each year to repair and maintain the sidewalk system.
This is just one of our concerns about our community. Please save these three dates:
· Tuesday, March 9 at 7:00 p.m. at the Greens of LeRoy, 1 West Ave., for the Meet the Candidates Night, where you will be able to ask the
· Wednesday, March 10 at 7:00 p.m. at the Village Hall to voice your opinion in the Public Hearing regarding the proposed sidewalk law;
· Saturday, March 13 at 1:30 p.m. at Java’s on Main St. to meet us, your Democratic candidates. Join us for coffee and cookies, and bring us your concerns about the Village of LeRoy, regardless of your party affiliation.
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