CONTROLLING TAXES & REDUCING SPENDING On assuming the responsibilities of Acting Mayor, Tom turned down the use of a city owned vehicle as an unnecessary perk, leading by example. He also worked with his council colleagues to reduce spending in last year's budget below the prior year's.
SAVING MONEY WHILE PRESERVING SERVICES Tom helped secure $1.9 million in federal grant monies to restore 7 firefighters to duty in White Plains at no cost to the city for two years. He has also helped obtain stimulus funds for the library window replacement, that will save energy and taxpayers money year after year.
PROTECTING THE ENVIRONMENT Tom drafted and fought for groundbreaking clean air requirements, storm water control measures in new projects and for energy-saving technologies in city buildings. He is leading the way in promoting the use of alternative energy sources such as solar power.
MAKING GOVERNMENT MORE TRANSPARENT Tom believes in open government. He is actively engaged in the community and seeks input from people throughout our city on the challenges we face.
PRESERVING THE CHARACTER OF OUR CITY Tom is supportive of downtown revitalization but has worked vigorously to protect our neighborhoods by opposing commercial development in residential areas.