Why I want to continue to serve you

Dear Residents: Framingham now needs new, bold leadership by those who possess the knowledge, skills and abilities to move the community forward. The time for TALK WITHOUT ANY PROVEN ACTION IS OVER. SOME RUNNING FOR OFFICE HAVE MANAGED FRAMINGHAM IN THE PAST AND IN THE PRESENT WITH POOR RESULTS LEADING TO AN INCREASE IN SPENDING, TAXES, AND BLIGHT. WE NEED CHANGE NOW! DON'T BE FOOLED BY CAMPAIGN PROMISES AND EMPTY PLATITUDES. Please review the links throughout this site for information about my campaign!

DID YOU KNOW? 


There are  351 municipalities in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts


Framingham's FY18 budget is currently $282 million


Framingham has the 4th highest residential tax rate in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts with a rate of $16.71/thousand. 


Further, there are only 18,600 residential tax payers carrying this burden to fund municipal services.


In addition, there are only 865 commercial tax payers contributing to the tax base.  


Framingham has the 5th highest commercial tax rate in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts with a split rate of $36.52 per thousand.  


How can Framingham continue to grow its commercial and residential tax base with such high rates?   


Currently SELECTMEN create policy for the Town; set the tax & water/sewer rate  This Board decides HOW YOUR MONEY IS SPENT.  NO land use involvement.     


PLANNING BOARD:  INDEPENDENT OF SELECTMEN:  This Board GENERATES REVENUE; Creates Zoning; Controls & Issues Permits for ALL land Use activity; CREATES MASTER LAND USE PLAN & POLICY.      

 

VOTERS NEED TO ASK  THOSE RESPONSIBLE AND SEEKING OFFICE WHY SPENDING & THE TAX RATE IS OUT OF CONTROL.

Backgound

Municipal Experience :

  • Planning Board, Chair - elected  2008 to present
  • Standing Committee on Public Works - former Chair
  • Government Study - Former Chair
  • Zoning Board of Appeals, Alternate
  • Town Meeting - Vice Chair - Precinct 2 

Business Experience:

  • Capital Improvement Coordinator  - Newton Housing Authority
  • Former Small Business Owner/operator Castle Construction - 30 years

Education:

BA Boston College, pre-law

ABA, Lasell College, Business Administration

Licensed MA Real Estate Salesperson


Certifications:

State Certified Procurement Officer



YOUR VOTE IS THE ENDORSEMENT I SEEK!


I WILL CONTINUE TO WORK HARD FOR ALL MY CONSTITUENTS!

Much work to get done together!

City Election: November 7, 2017

At this time I wish to thank all those who support my candidacy and came out to vote for me in the Preliminary Election of September 26, 2017. 


Special thanks to all those who worked and continue to work on my campaign, allow me to place signs in their yards and those who have made  donations to my campaign.  None of this would be possible without your support and assistance.  Thank you!

Teamwork is important to success!

On to the City Election 11/7/2017

Now that I have won the preliminary election with your help, the next step is to win the final election to the first City Council ever in Framingham.  I need your continued support and assistance to get this done!   


Please consider volunteering  to help with my campaign if you want to get involved in the process.  I love meeting people who live in Framingham and want to get involved.  The sense of community is what makes Framingham so great!


Please let me hear from you - your comments, questions, concerns are very important to me.  

Much work to get done together!

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I will be visiting your neighborhood over the next several months to speak with you about issues of concern.  I want to hear from you!


"Planning a better future for Framingham"


I ASK FOR ONE OF YOUR TWO VOTES - NOVEMBER 7, 2017

Christine Long for City Councilor-at-Large

10 Hemenway Rd, Framingham, MA 01701, us

(508) 561-3825

Please visit Vote411.org for information on my candidacy