Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Bodnar for council

TROY – A Sycaway resident is hoping to preserve the integrity of city neighborhoods as a member of the City Council.

Dean Bondar, who has served on the city’s Zoning Board of Appeals for the past two years, is looking to represent District 3 as a member of the legislative body this fall.

“Troy’s neighborhoods have seen much progress in recent years. As a longtime resident of the city, it’s great to be a part of its revitalization,” said Bodnar, who noted that was a strong proponent of a “down-zoning” initiative to preserve residential neighborhoods. “There is always more work to be done. As a member of the City Council, I promise to continue the advances our city is already experiencing.”

Bodnar said his extensive history of participation in community activities, including work with the Our Lady of Victory parish council, serving as president of the school board there, and working as a volunteer with the Rensselaer County STOP DWI program, was one of the reasons he was qualified for the job.

He also noted his excitement about the Republicans’ chance to recapture the City Council majority and said their platform of financial integrity and accountability combined with continued economic development would address the concerns of city residents.

However, Bodnar pointed out that as a member of the City Council, he would also be part of a team restoring the legislative body to a productive governing partner rather than a partisan sparring opponent.

“Trojans are tired of having petty political infighting keep this city from realizing its potential,” said Bodnar. “I look forward to making the case why I am the best person to end the gridlock and keep Troy on the right track.”

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Blogger Marc Conroy said...

Good luck Mr. Bodnar! Bringing civility to the council seems to be something that's in order.

July 1, 2009 at 5:25 PM 

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