The Business of the City: Miscellaneous

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Adrian O. Mapp for Mayor: Moving Plainfield Forward

Mayor Mapp and Union County Freeholder Linda Carter with a new and collaborative City Council body.

I am endorsing Mayor Adrian O. Mapp for re-election, along with his council team (Joylette Mills-Ransome for 2nd and 3rd Ward At-large and Steve Hockaday for 4th Ward). As we are only a few weeks before an election that will determine whether Plainfield moves forward for the next four years, I thought that I would write up my reasons for endorsing Mayor Mapp for another term. The reasons are many, and I am sure that many of you are aware of them, as you have been receiving our message as we have been canvassing the streets of our city, and through social media and campaign mailings. After just three years in office, Mayor Mapp has provided strong, capable, and responsible leadership as Plainfield's chief executive. With the right team in place, we have seen Plainfield grow by leaps and bounds.

Ribbon-cutting at ABC Supply Co. on S. 2nd Street in 4th Ward

The reputation of our city has greatly improved, and our economic development outlook has never been stronger. With over $230 million in new and ongoing development (commercial and residential), Plainfield is moving forward as it never has before. In the 4th Ward, ABC Supply has expanded their operations in a new facility on a formerly blighted property on South Second Street, with new jobs and increased commercial taxes to our city. The second phase of this development, new quality housing for 4th Ward residents, is scheduled to begin this summer. 

4th Ward's Dunkin Donuts

The new Dunkin Donuts on Clinton Avenue has also brought new jobs and economic vitality, as I canvass through the neighborhoods, residents are feeling optimistic about West End development, which had been ignored for too long. And this development is occurring throughout the entire city. I will discuss in future posts more of the specifics of how the mayor has begun to turn our city around. 
I hope you will join me on Tuesday, June 6, and vote for Mayor Adrian O. Mapp and all the COLUMN A Democrats--vote to keep Plainfield Moving Forward.

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