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Solution to Newton North problems: Ken Parker

Thanks to Newton Highlands resident and Exploratory Committee member Karen Nacht for a great letter to the TAB in support of Ken Parker.  Here's the link to the TAB's site, and the full text of the letter can be found below.

Last week, I wrote in about the problems facing us with NNHS. Now, I’d like to endorse a solution: Ken Parker. For 16 years as alderman, Ken has been an innovative advocate for change in this city. His passion for educational excellence is complemented by a solid history of voracious advocacy for fiscal accountability, long-range planning and transparency of government. Ken supported a new high school before Mayor Cohen did, yet has opposed all of the steps along the way that have led to the potential $200 million boondoggle that we’re now facing. If we’d listened to Ken regarding debt-exclusion overrides, the site plan vote or any of the checkpoints along the way, we’d be in a much better place than we are today. It’s time for leadership that’s honest about the challenges we face in Newton and humble enough to call upon every resource we have to overcome them. As we approach less prosperous economic times with neglected school buildings and fire stations in desperate need of renovation and replacement; the people of Newton deserve realistic, responsible management. We need a leader that knows our city inside and out, inspires us to be our best, gives us something to show for our tax investment and is honest to us about the challenges we face. Newton needs Ken Parker as its mayor.
Karen Nacht, Newton Highlands 

 Thank you Karen!