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Council Campaign 2020

News and positions from the write-in campaign for Allen Swanson for New Providence Borough Council

Final Candidate Statement

The statement below represents the final public statement submitted to the local virtual newspaper TAPinto New Providence I am running for the NP Borough Council as a write-in candidate.  I had hoped when I announced this campaign that my opponents would participate in some exchange of ideas and proposals.  Unfortunately, that has not occurred. Those of …

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Council and Mayor Respond to 10% of “Requests”

Council needs to improve responses to citizens One of my campaig’ns most important and easiest to accomplish goals is for the Borough to review, update and improve the Newprov.org website. Much of the information is outdated.  In some cases, by years.  There is very little explanation of some links.  Here is one example: Below is …

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Seek alternatives to single use bags

On Thursday, the New Jersey legislature passed a ban on plastic and paper bags, polystyrene containers, and plastic straws. The climate change and pollution deniers will be condemning the move as destroying businesses, it’s the wrong time, paper is good, and more. The reality remains, we must decrease the production of waste across the planet. …

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Allen Swanson for Council. Participation Plan

Allen Swanson.    2020 Write in for Borough Council The Participation Plan I plan to advocate for the following reforms in how government functions in New Providence.  I call it my Participation Plan.  The Participation Plan is designed to improve communication between the citizens and our leaders, to increase transparency of government, to make government pro-active …

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Allen Swanson Announces New Providence Council Write-in Campaign

Citizens of New Providence This year the Republican candidates for the NP Borough Council are running unopposed.   This creates a problem.  That being, the candidates have no obligation to express their views. New Providence has been under one party rule for over 50 years.  One party rule is not healthy for any level of government.  …

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