SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

Opinion

December 28, 2012

Letter: Pinto has experience

To the editor:

Steven Pinto has placed his name before the Salem City Council as a candidate to fill the remainder of Councilor-at-large Joan Lovely’s term. With 30 years of perspective on Salem government, I support Steve’s candidacy.

Salem continues to address critical issues of policy and finance. Steve’s lifelong residency and his experience as an at-large councilor is an important component of his candidacy. His knowledge of Salem and his two terms as an at-large councilor would ensure that he could fill this council seat without needing to be brought up to speed on city issues or the workings of the council. Institutional knowledge of the council is key to being an effective councilor and is important to Salem’s citizens to balance a city government with a strong mayor.

Without such a balance, we risk the council’s advice and consent powers being diminished, which is an important protection that is established in Salem’s governmental charter.

Polly Wilbert

Salem

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Opinion

AP Video
Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US Raw: Palestinians and Israeli Soldiers Clash Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage Virginia Governor Tours Tornado Aftermath Judge Faces Heat Over Offer to Help Migrant Kids Kerry: No Deal Yet on 7-Day Gaza Truce Kangaroo Goes Missing in Oklahoma More M17 Bodies Return, Sanctions on Russia Grow Gaza Residents Mourn Dead Amid Airstrikes Raw: Deadly Tornado Hits Virginia Campground Ohio State Marching Band Chief Fired After Probe Raw: Big Rig Stuck in Illinois Swamp Cumberbatch Brings 'Penguins' to Comic-Con Raw: Air Algerie Crash Site in Mali Power to Be Restored After Wash. Wildfire Crashed Air Algerie Plane Found in Mali Israel Mulls Ceasefire Amid Gaza Offensive
Comments Tracker
Roll Call
Helium debate
Helium