No Debate. No Oversight. Is Rush a Democracy?

Home  »  From the Committee  »  No Debate. No Oversight. Is Rush a Democracy?
Mar 30, 2007 No Comments ›› Rush Democrats Webmaster Posted in: From the Committee

Lisa Sluberski (Town Council Democrat) won election in 2005 by a sizable majority. This happened because voters from both parties decided an all-Republican Town Board and Supervisor was not in the Town’s best interests and that Lisa was the voice we needed. The Rush Democratic Committee believes a multi-party town government best serves people in Rush.
WHY IS RUSH SELLING OFF TOWN LAND?
The Nereau and Ryan families donated 8.7 acres to the town for long-term recreational purposes, and paid $3,900 in closing fees from their own pockets. The Hart’s Field parcel is 19 acres. Baseball teams and residents use the fields. Do we really need to sell this land whereas other towns are buying land back?
Lisa voted to protect our fields.
DO WE NEED 100’s OF NEW HOMES IN RUSH?
The reality of massive influxes of new families is that town services and taxes go up dramatically. What will happen when 400–600 extra kids show up at Leary and the highway department hires more personnel and equipment? We don’t even know how many parcels are currently open to residential development.
Where is the Rush Master Plan?
DID YOU KNOW RUSH NO LONGER HAS ITS OWN FIRE MARSHAL?
For a slight financial savings Rush now is dependent on the over burdened Henrietta department. The long- term benefits are questionable. Lisa voted to keep our Fire Marshal.
Please visit www.rushdemocrats.org for information. You will find facts and figures, town board minutes, concerns, pictures and videos of town events. Enjoy the sense of Community!
IS THERE A BALANCE OF POWER ON THE RUSH TOWN BOARD?
REPUBLICANS: 4 voting members
DEMOCRAT: 1 voting member
Registered Rush Voters:
Republican/Conservative: 1,144 (45.6%)
Democrat/Others: 1,321 (52.6%)
HOW DO YOU KNOW YOUR INTERESTS ARE BEING CONSIDERED?
The Rush Democratic committee is energetic, but we need to grow. This fall, the Supervisor, two Town Board seats, Town Clerk, Highway Supervisor and one Judge are all up for election. Republicans presently hold all of these positions. The Democratic Committee is currently accepting applications for anyone interested in running for these positions. It is not healthy for our town government to be 90% republican and leaves Lisa as a 1 in 5 minority without anyone to second a motion. We need to adjust the balance of power. We know the time constraints of everyone’s daily lives are huge but participation does make a difference in our future. Please visit our web site (www.rushdemocrats.org) for job descriptions of the above-mentioned positions, and future events. If you would like to be informed of upcoming events or breaking news that affects our town, please fill out our online form or call us, 585-533-1840.
November 05 proved that it is possible to elect a democrat in Rush. Lisa Sluberski won with an overwhelming majority. Lisa won because of her drive and commitment. She also had supporters who worked very hard. Running for office is demanding and time consuming. A candidate and committee need support. The political process and activism takes money. Yard signs, printing literature, advertising, and web design costs add up very quickly but are very necessary in order to compete and challenge the status quo.
The Republican Party at the County, State and National level has run from responsibility. The waste, corruption and arrogance are out of control. Look what happened with the Monroe County Water Authority?
We have a chance to improve the balance at the local level. We need to be vigilant and work together. In order to do this we need resources for this to happen. We ask for your help. This is the most important election year for Rush.
Sincerely,
The Rush Democratic Committee
David Sluberski / Gerald McIntyre / Mary Mulligan / Helen Mulligan / Joan Starkweather / Marilyn Enos
Rush Democratic Committee Meetings are held the 2nd Monday each month at 7:00pm at the Rush Library
————————————————————————————–
Please click here to download the entire PDF of this document complete with the form pledging assistance to the future of Rush, NY and the Democratic Party.
Would you consider becoming a candidate for the 2007 Rush election?
Attend the Rush Democratic Committee meetings.
Lawn signs promote! Can you host a lawn sign? Sign up by filling out the form available here.


Leave a Reply