|Loretta Clawson's Filing Statement|
|Written by Lauren Ohnesorge|
|Thursday, 19 July 2007 06:40|
Filing statement for Loretta Clawson- Incumbent mayor of Boone.
July 6, 2007
It has been a privilege to serve The Town of Boone as Mayor for these past two years. Today I am announcing my candidacy for another term.
I have so enjoyed the opportunities of working with neighborhoods to preserve and protect their livability, of promoting Boone to newcomers and visitors, of looking for creative ways to find the money to plant more trees and open more green space, and, of course, of getting to cut the grand opening ribbons for new small businesses in Boone.
It’s not always easy to try to balance the various interests in our town, but I have always continued to look to the future, to be fair to all the people, and I have always faced Boone’s important issues head-on with all my heart and soul.
I love our town.
My priorities continue to be:
--Protection and Preservation of our Town’s R-1 Neighborhoods. This has always been my Number 1 priority. I have worked to encourage mixed-use developments to encourage more Town housing and strive to protect the integrity of our established neighborhoods.
--Steep Slope Development. It wasn’t easy, but we finally passed a steep slope compromise that will protect our town from developments like the one above Wal-Mart. An October 2006 editorial in the Winston-Salem Journal called the steep slope compromise "a gutsy move that was in the best interest of both the environment and business."
--Promotion of Our Small Local Businesses. These businesses are one of the important backbones of our community. I pledge to continue to work hard in their interests.
--Continued Expansion of Our Greenways and Parks. Greenspace and places to ride bikes, walk, run, and picnic are important to the livability of our town, both short and long term
--The New High School. I have always been a strong advocate for our new school, and am so very proud the Town has had the opportunity to be a part of this exciting new project.
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