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Mayor “I imagine the Health Department.”

    UPDATE FROM NOVEMBER 16, 2020 COUNCIL MEETING This letter was not placed on the agenda.  I did not ask for an explanation.  Without elaborating, Mayor Morgan said that enforcement of all Executive Orders from the Governor are enforced by law enforcement.  This is in agreement with my discussions with the Attorney General’s office …

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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 Much of the information is outdated.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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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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Mayor and Citizens Address Racist Comments

The August 17, 2020 Council meeting had on its agenda a correspondence item from a citizen which contained some inflammatory statements regarding Black Lives Matter and a denial of “systemic racism.” As a result, there was some activity among a number of us in New Providence who are pushing for more recognition of race issues.  …

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Declaration of Racism as a Public Health Crisis

Below are the letter and declaration to be considered at the July 13th meeting of the New Providence Borough Council.  The letter and declaration will be considered during the correspondence portion of the meeting and will be open for comments during the public comments portion of the meeting. July 3, 2020 Borough of New Providence …

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Letter to the New Providence NJ Borough Council on Banning Plastic Bags October 28, 2019

New Providence Borough Council Members of the Council,     On June 10, 2019, a letter I submitted regarding the issue of single use plastic bags, was discussed.  In the letter, I pointed out that this issue was not going to go away, and you had the opportunity to stay on top of it by …

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