My name is Jeffery Paul Donnelly, and I?m asking for your vote for Mayor of Springfield.
I?m just going to cut to the point. I?m a fighter, who doesn?t believe in playing politics. I believe in getting things done and bringing people together. As such, I?m willing to get my hands dirty in the process. You may not fully understand it. But our city is in decline, and is riff with corruption.
My education speaks to my devotion of wanting to help others, after all. Most people don?t intend on getting rich by majoring in Psychology, Criminal Justice, and Art Education. They major in these subjects because they want to help others.
Body Cameras: All on duty Police Officers should be required to wear body cameras. This is not only for the protection of the public, but for the Officers protection as well.
Quality of Life Issues: I personally believe that before the city fines someone. The city should be required to notify, and provide the person an opportunity to correct the problem before the city fines them. If the numbers fall of your house the city fines you $50 even if you are not aware.
Trash Fee: the trash fee should already be included in our tax bills. Plus one must ask why the city hasn?t used the casino money to get rid of this fee.
Winter Plowing: the city needs to do a better job of clearing the roads. There is no valid reason for people to get stuck on our main roadways and having side streets that appear to be untouched days later, especially when the surrounding communities have clear roads.
Former Oak Street Fire Station: when the city put this property up for bid, I was one of two that offered bids (other person lives half way across the country) I intended on turning it into a live/work art studio. It was going to be a place where I was going to be giving back to the community, by providing free art classes. After being told that the committee loved the idea, the committee then denied my proposal by saying that they didn?t want to put me into debt because I wasn?t going to be taking out a mortgage.
Book: several years ago I wrote a book exposing corruption in the City/State and even though the Police Department finds me suitable to have a firearm license, they claim that I?m not suitable for a business license to sell the book.If you have any questions, feel free to ask.