I am running for Nanticoke City Council in the interests of taxpayers and residents because I feel the need to take a fresh look at how our leaders serve us.
The fact that I have been active in Council meetings for the past 2 years and 10 months is because I had the feeling that our voices were not being heard and that the now existing inflated budget is the result. The cost of garbage collection has skyrocketed and complaints about its performance are frequent.
I believe the two newly elected councilors have the best interests in us, but they do not have a majority to do what is necessary. Blight is so systemic that $ 3,000 taxpayers are hooked after the interim manager has been appointed to a steering committee for the Lower South Valley Land Bank. They suggest that we are not bound.
I brought to the council the need for security-related issues such as the town hall and its security, speed monitors and the demolition of buildings. Anyone who knows Ronald D. Knapp knows that above all safety is on the agenda. We the People Taxpayer Activists urge current councilors to consider not raising taxes for 2022 by tightening their belts and working with the resources they have distributed.
The old, worn-out councilors nibble on taxpayers’ purses, the old cash cow has dried up and the systemic rot is the proof.
Nepotism and nepotism have monopolized and people are afraid to challenge them. Voters can count on Ronald D. Knapp to work with the Mayor and the two newly elected councilors from 2019 to bring courtesy to our city by holding people accountable in all aspects of leadership.
Ronald D. Knapp