Jonathan Lace and Henderson Cole are seeking their second terms on the Caldwell Borough Council.
From the beginning, a fundamental plank in their platform has been accountability and transparency in local government. They have consistently delivered: clarifying the identity of sewer commissioners; eliminating nepotism in contract awards; and revamping the Borough website for usability and relevance. Since their election, meeting agendas, minutes and videos are available on the website, expanding accessibility; now, meetings occur on the widely-used Zoom platform. Lace has implemented a strong Facebook presence, and is available through virtual office hours, and, pre-pandemic, in-person office hours, including weekends at Rockin' Joe's. Cole heads the Caldwell Community Center Task Force, a community-based group working to resolve issues there.
LaceCole4Caldwell.com delineates their accomplishments in office and their platform for their next term. They also maintain a public Facebook page, Lace & Cole for Caldwell, where they announce opportunities to meet with them in person (masked, socially-distanced, of course).
In contrast, their opponents are almost invisible. Neither website nor Facebook page provide information about their objectives and plans for the Borough*. There are no events, opportunities or offers to meet with them. Does opacity 2 weeks before the election translate into responsibility after?
If you value accountability, transparency and access in public office, vote Lace & Cole for Caldwell Borough Council.
*Their campaign materials routinely use "Town" instead of "Borough". Are they unaware of the form of municipal organization in Caldwell?