Wayne Maiorano For Raleigh City Council
Endorsed by the N&O and NC Sheriff Police Alliance
Raleigh is a wonderful place to live, work and play. It is growing. From many perspectives that makes us fortunate; however growth brings challenges. To ensure it remains the community we want it to be, the City needs leadership that brings strategic thought, collaborative and transparent interaction, and proactive prudent planning. If elected, my representation of District A will bring those talents to our City Council.
Thirteen years ago, my wife and I chose to live in District A, well before much of the growth we’ve recently experienced. We wanted our daughters to grow up in a neighborhood like the ones we lived in when we were kids. Safe. Quiet. Easy Navigate. My singular goal, if elected, is to ensure that the quality of life and opportunities we want for our daughters are enhanced, not just for them, but for everyone.
I commit to you that I will engage in candid, open discussions about the hard decisions our City must make. I will always put our City’s interest before my own. And I will do so in open dialogue with you. Dialogue that focuses on three key points:
Building a Competitive Edge: To have a vibrant, sustainable economy we must become national leaders in well-defined sectors. Raleigh needs a clear vision and concrete plan.We need the business community and civic leadership to continue to engage in this discussion, but we also need our educational institutions, our not-for-profit leadership and our arts community to work together to identify what Raleigh can become.
I have spent 25 years as a leader in the public, non-profit and private sectors helping people and organizations think strategically about how to be successful. If elected to represent District A, I commit to w
Ensuring Safety: Raleigh has urban, suburban and rural environments, each requiring very different resources to protect. We must plan for what is needed to cost-effectively deliver police, fire and paramedic services throughout our entire City, including our greenways. Then we must execute on that plan. We must properly pay our safety professionals to ensure we attract and retain the best qualified. And we must have the best possible resources, technology, training and facilities available for their use.
My wife is an avid runner. I bike. My children play. We use our City’s resources. And as a businessman I know that those resources are not free. Having sat on boards responsible for annual budgets, I know how to work with others to prioritize key expenditures – like safety. I will not only work to ensure that monies are prudently allocated, but also to have the costs and rationale behind the decisions available for you to understand.
Maintaining Our Financial Strength: We must maintain our fiscal health, carefully manage our debt load and have cost-efficient operations at every level of our City. We need to invest to support the right kind of growth. That means investing in our schools, our transportation system, and in building upon our quality of life (neighborhoods, parks, greenways, cultural arts). We must also be honest about the cost of doing so – not just the initial investment, but the long-term cost to maintain every aspect of our City.My wife is an avid runner. I bike. My children play. We use our City’s resources. And as a businessman I know that those resources are not free. Having sat on boards responsible for annual budgets, I know how to work with others to prioritize key expenditures – like safety. I will not only work to ensure that monies are prudently allocated, but also to have the costs and rationale behind the decisions available for you to understand.
This starts with making sure we have the most effective tax and fee structure. Then we must scrutinize every dollar we spend – making sure that it is going to deliver vital city services or to support our City’s vision. It is through appropriate public and private investment, targeted business development and focused education and job training that economic and financial stability can be achieved.
A good City Council member must be a thought leader, not simply a manager of City personnel. It takes far more than management for our City to be great. In defining my goals for our District, I know that building a competitive edge isn't just a broad ideal, it requires - vision and focus, courage and discipline, and boldness and balance.
District A may be on the “geographic edge” of our City, but our voice matters. I want us to be on the leading edge of thought in our City. As your council representative, I want to make certain all voices, including those voices on the edge, are heard.
I look forward to engaging in frank discussions with you, and my fellow City Council members, on how we can achieve this together.
Please vote for me on OCTOBER 8th so that together we can give our City leadership the balanced voice it needs to move us all forward!
“Through Wayne’s work I have seen his passion to promote the kind of smart growth and development that will help make Raleigh a sustainable community for generations to come.” –Evelyn... Read More
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