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Mayor Dickson - Summit Leadership at Its Best


Summit is in its strongest position ever, a direct result of the direction and efforts of Mayor Dickson and the current Common Council.  Residents have been served exceedingly well:

Finance:  Only AAA bond–rated city from all 3 agencies in NJ (reduces borrowing rates).

Schools:  $17 million capital investment. Strong student academic and extra-curricular achievement continues.

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Municipal Taxes:  A focus on efficient operations resulted in the first decrease in Summit’s municipal taxes in recent memory and +0.56% last year.

Business:  Stable, strong City enabled commitment to expansion in Summit by Celgene.

Capital investment: Prudent investment continues in our schools, new Community Center, Downtown and infrastructure.

Downtown: 93% occupancy plus renovations underway (incl. 5 new restaurants); new signage, beautification and infrastructure improvements will be completed soon.

Safety: Only city in New Jersey with both accredited police and fire departments.

Here are some improvements in progress (not “new ideas” as presented by some candidates):

  • Newly hired, experienced City Administrator tasked with implementing a customer service focus, streamlined permit system and facilitating economic development and private/public partnerships.
  • Expansion of City communications, website and outreach to residents.
  • Broad Street corridor review nearing completion by City planner.
  • Master Plan re-examination scheduled for 2016.

These achievements are a result of weighing the impact of alternatives, then prioritizing and making decisions.  Summit residents should be proud of the strength of the City and the accolades it has received recently, including a 10/28/15 New York Times article, “Summit, N.J., A Place to Grow Into and Stay.”

Mayor Dickson is a dedicated advocate for Summit and a collaborative leader.  She is the best candidate for Mayor.  Join me in voting to re-elect Mayor Dickson to continue Summit’s strength and desirability as a community.

Sandra Lizza

Councilwoman, City of Summit

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