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Riley says she would seek to energize community with improvements as Albion mayor

Posted 19 March 2018 at 7:26 am

Editor:

As I read all the misinformation that is flying about in my name, I have decided to lend my own voice so that you can hear from me. The most important people to me are the villagers, not someone who is fighting to maintain the establishment and the status quo.

My first statement of fact is that I did not say I would get rid of the Police Department. Safety is the constitutional right of everyone. We need our police walking in our community and helping us form neighborhood watches.

Fairness is the second issue of concern that I raised at the forum and did not have the time to elaborate on. Fairness encompasses the selection process of village employees. All jobs need to be properly advertised so that all interested applicants can apply for them.

Fairness in code enforcement. The community wants to present its best self to all who pass through the village and that entails consistency and equity in application of the codes for single family dwelling, multi-family dwelling, businesses, and unoccupied homes.

Election Day is Tuesday, March 20, at the Village of Albion Offices 35-37 E. Bank Street from noon to 9 p.m.

I am a retired Registered Nurse with a Master’s Degree in Public Administration, who has managed over 200 staff and multiple departments. Unlike my competitors, I would be a full-time Mayor for the village.

A vote for me and my team is a vote for energizing our community through needed improvements such as sidewalks, roads, increasing businesses and working with landlords to improve their compliance with codes. We need and want our employees to serve you. I am asking for your vote this Election Day.

Respectfully,

Joyce Riley

Albion

Candidate for Mayor