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Policy Positions

Local Positions

As adopted by the Program Planning Meeting

January 25, 2020


  • Support of community involvement in Oneonta schools. 

  • Encourage openness between the Oneonta School Board and the community.



  • Support for waste reduction, re-use and recycling as essential strategies to combat the problems of solid waste management and environmental pollution.

  • Firm opposition to open burning.

  • Support measures intended to expand and facilitate the recycling of such items as tires, batteries and electronics, etc.



  • Support a separate public hearing, at least 24 hours in advance of a vote on each proposed ordinance and local law at a separate meeting before the Common Council/Town Board/County Board of Representatives vote takes place.

  • Support for a statutory period for petitioners/public comment at the beginning of each Common Council/Town Board/County Board of Representatives meeting.

  • Support the frequent updating in the City and Town of Oneonta of assessed real property values to assure that equity continues.

  • Support the regular review of tax exempt status and public disclosure of payments in lieu of taxes.

  • Support for closer cooperation between the Town and City governments in providing services.

  • Support of long-range planning for the City and Town of Oneonta.

  • Support the prompt and full implementation of the new Oneonta City Charter.



  • Support of a hired management professional with the education, training, experience and ability necessary to manage the day-to-day operation of Otsego County government.

  • Support for equitable apportionment of the Otsego County Board of Representatives.

  • Support of long-range planning for Otsego County.

Policy positions address:

  • Education

  • Election law

  • Equality of opportunity

  • Governmental reform

  • Healthcare

  • Judicial court system 

  • Natural resources

  • Transportation

  • Women's issues

Policy positions address:

  • Voting rights

    • Expanding voter access​

    • Redistricting

    • Money in politics

  • Healthcare reform

  • Immigration

  • Environment

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