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Neuman releases campaign platform

| April 08, 2014, 02:48 PM | 0 Comments

neumancampaignCounty Executive Laura Neuman has released her campaign platform, Vision for Advancing Anne Arundel, outlining a growth path for Anne Arundel families, businesses and communities.

“In my first year in office, we turned around a county shaken by scandal, making the government more open and responsive, and strengthening the local economy, including improving the county’s economic ratings from the national agencies. Collaborating with local residents, business owners, and community and political leaders, we have accomplished a lot in a short period of time, and we have  much to be proud of,” said County Executive Laura Neuman. “Vision for Advancing Anne Arundel is the plan to build on these successes, and to continue to make Anne Arundel an even better place to live and work.”

Laura has spent her first year in office traveling throughout the county, speaking with taxpayers, retirees, moms and dads, and workers throughout Anne Arundel. She created the Commission on Excellence, a working group of 45 residents and leaders from a variety of expertise and backgrounds, and empowered them with unprecedented access to analyze and scrutinize every department and to make recommendations for improvement. Those recommendations, combined with her own philosophy, bold ideas, and expertise, form the foundation of Laura’s vision.

“Laura was appointed to serve as County Executive to bring her strong private sector leadership and economic development background to create greater opportunities for Anne Arundel County and its residents. She infused Anne Arundel with her entrepreneurial spirit, a fresh approach and the leadership ability to make it happen,” said Timb Mantegna, campaign spokesman.

Highlights from her platform include County Executive Neuman’s top priorities for the next four years:

  • Fiscal Responsibility – focuses on keeping taxes low (especially the property tax rate), spending wisely, and cutting costs in creative ways.
  • Jobs – focuses on ensuring the availability of quality education from elementary school to community college, limiting regulations, making it easy for companies to move here, and streamlining the permit and zoning process.
  • Transparent and Accountable Government – focuses on continuing to open up the county government, expanding citizen engagement, reining in government overreach, and using technology to provide greater access while reducing costs.

Added Mantegna, “When Laura launched her campaign one month ago, she was determined to offer voters a positive campaign that focuses on her record and her solutions for the critical issues facing Anne Arundel. While her challenger, a career politician, utilizes misleading information and dirty tactics to try and distract voters from Laura’s vast first-year accomplishments, Vision outlines a plan of continued actions, not words, illustrating what she can accomplish in the next 4 y­ears.”

County Executive Laura Neuman’s Vision for Advancing Anne Arundel is available here.

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