Dover First – Coverage Agenda


Slate for Aldermembers brings expertise, range, compassion, and powerful management

March 30, 2023

“Sturdy management, Expertise, and Compassion, these are the qualities that Dover wants in our subsequent Mayor” acknowledged Mayoral Candidate Edward Correa at his standing room solely marketing campaign kickoff occasion held at Components Bar and Restaurant on West Blackwell Avenue.

Correa continued, “Dover wants leaders with character with a transparent Imaginative and prescient for our group; a workforce that listens and acknowledges our wants and has the dedication to create and implement a coverage agenda that can profit all of us–and that’s precisely what this workforce can and can ship to the folks of Dover.”

As Correa stood earlier than the packed room, the group erupted when he launched his slate for Aldermembers:

Ward 1 – Alderwoman Jessica Cruz (for re-election)
✓ At present serving her 4th yr as 1st Ward Alderwoman
✓ Resident of Dover for 38 years & immigrant from Ecuador
✓ House owner for twenty-four years
✓ Graduate of Dover Excessive Faculty
✓ Worker at Costco Wholesale in Wharton for 30 years together with 14 years as a Supervisor
✓ Expertise serving on the next committees of the Dover Board of Aldermen
• Finance Committee
• Recreation Committee
• DPW Committee
• Well being Committee
• Library Committee
• Liaison to Dover Public Library
Ward 2 – Cindy Isaza
✓ Resident of Dover for 23 years & immigrant from Colombia
✓ Attended Dover Excessive Faculty 1999-2001
✓ Volunteered with the Dover Hearth Division and Dover Ambulance (EMT) for six years
✓ Grasp’s diploma in healthcare administration and international well being from Farleigh Dickerson College
✓ At present employed as an Superior Medical Analysis Coordinator in Florham Park, New Jersey
✓ Mom of 15-year-old at the moment at Dover Excessive Faculty

Ward 3 – Alderman Michael Scarneo (for re-election)
✓ At present serving as third Ward Alderman
✓ Resident of Dover and home-owner for 42 years
✓ Former Chair of the Planning Board and former Chair of the Board of Adjustment serving a mixed complete 30 years on the land use boards of our City
✓ Former member of the Board of Schooling serving a complete of 15 years
✓ Former Coach and member of the Board of the Dover Space Little League for 18 years
✓ Former Coach and member of the Board of the Youth Soccer for 8 years
✓ Father, Grandfather and Husband

Ward 4 – Former Alderman Carlos Valencia
✓ Former Alderman of the 4th Ward serving between 2019 and 2022
✓ Resident of Dover and home-owner for 25 years
✓ Enterprise Administration diploma from Farleigh Dickerson College
✓ Expertise serving on the next committees on the Board of Aldermen
• Financial Improvement & Redevelopment Committee
• Finance Committee
• Police Committee
• Public Works Committee
✓ Father, Grandfather and Husband

For Mayor – Former Alderman and Civil Rights Chief Edward Correa
✓ Former Alderman of the third Ward serving between 2020 and 2022
✓ Resident of Dover for twenty-four years and home-owner for 20 years and immigrant from Colombia
✓ Licensed Paralegal & Licensed Public Supervisor (CPM) from Rutgers College
✓ Managing Companion – The Bilingual Group, LLC
✓ Chairman Dover Democratic Committee since 2018
✓ Former President of North Dover Elementary Faculty PTA and former Treasurer at Casa Puerto Rico
✓ Elected delegate to the Democratic Nationwide Conference by Bernie Sanders 2016 & 2020
✓ Expertise serving on the next committees on the Board of Aldermen
• Chair of Finance and Financial Improvement & Redevelopment Committees
• Member of Police & Personnel Committees
✓ Father of two youngsters attending Dover Faculties

Correa wasted no time by introducing his workforce’s agenda for the good thing about all Dover residents.

“Security, together with policing, firefighting, code enforcement, and public well being are prime priorities. Inadequate and insufficient lighting and the dearth of cameras in our downtown and residential areas is a significant concern.”

As Chair of the Finance Committee, Correa spearheaded the acquisition of a number of brand-new police autos and a brand new ambulance with state-of-the-art tools to offer first responders with all of the instruments they should serve and defend the folks of Dover in essentially the most sensible and environment friendly methods attainable. He additionally began saving the funds so the City should purchase a brand new firetruck.

● CREATE a police division specialised visitors unit to regulate visitors in our neighborhoods financed with income from new redevelopments.

● REPLACE out of date public lighting with trendy, photo voltaic powered LEDs.

● INSTALL cameras in our parks, the Downtown, and major entrances to our City.

● HIRE extra Code Enforcement Officers to work in the course of the nights and weekends to cut back and eradicate stacking and overcrowding.

● CONTROL dashing utilizing mechanisms to enhance neighborhood security.

“Making certain that our taxes stay steady and that we don’t return to an administration that views public funds as their private disposable revenue is completely important to restoring integrity to our system and religion in our native authorities.” Correa acknowledged.

In three years as Alderman and Chair of the Finance Committee, Correa led the trouble to cut back our City’s bond debt by 48%. He achieved this by championing the sale of the Newberry’s constructing and forgoing the expense of turning that constructing into an pointless City Corridor as deliberate by the earlier Mayor. He was additionally the vitality behind recovering $6.8 million taxpayer-funded and curiosity free grant awarded by ex-mayor to the Meridia Redeveloper.

Correa additionally led the trouble to slash by larger than 50% the salaries of the Mayor and Board of Aldermen, which had ballooned astronomically underneath the previous Mayor saving our residents $139,000 yearly in salaries of elected official since 2020.

Wanting ahead, Correa acknowledged, “balancing environment friendly and efficient authorities by sustaining, enhancing, and increasing municipal companies whereas conserving our taxes low is a central tenet of our workforce’s platform.”

“Arts and tradition are pure property in abundance in our group and we should prioritize alternatives for our homegrown artists to showcase their abilities whereas creating alternatives for creating younger artistic artists in our group and improve financial growth for our native companies.” Correa acknowledged.

A major precedence is to spend money on enhancements for Hooey Park within the third Ward and Overlook Park within the 2nd Ward, a splash pad at Water Works Park, lighting for the soccer fields and finalize the loos at Crescent Subject Park, and return the Richard’s Avenue Park within the 4th Ward to a youngsters’s park with a brand-new jungle health club and secure floor overlaying.

● BUILD a Neighborhood, Arts and Senior Heart to offer area and applications for everybody in our group.

● DEVELOP & IMPLEMENT the humanities and cultural initiative together with the Dover Cultural Pageant, the Dover Salsa Pageant, the Dover Meals Pageant, the Dover Movie Pageant at Crescent Subject, a murals program, and assist native artists and organizations.

● CONTINUE to enhance our parks and open areas; create an built-in group path connecting our mountain trails and parks in a single system; and CREATE a canine park, a skating park, and a splash park.

● PROVIDE extra assist to present applications and ESTABLISH new applications for everybody in our group together with bringing again the Dover Boxing Membership.

● ORGANIZE annual competitions corresponding to biking uphill time trial, a motorbike Criterium, and seashore volleyball; and set up weekly applications corresponding to skating roll outs, the Ciclovia (Bike Rodeo), Zumba Lessons at Senior Facilities, and aerobics on the parks.

“Sensible and Accountable Redevelopment features a steadiness of dwelling possession alternatives, inexpensive housing, market price housing, older dwelling renovations by way of state grants administered by the City, numerous industrial and retail endeavors, a parking deck, a group middle, and a public security advanced.”

Correa continued, “The plan additional requires buildings inside scale and delicate to our present historic structure, no extra road closures and no extra sweetheart offers for personal redevelopers on the taxpayer’s expense.”

● BUILD a parking deck Downtown to increase parking alternatives for our residents, guests, and staff of our companies funded by a mix of personal and public funds and income generated from renting parking areas quick and long run.

● IMPLEMENT Dover Delivers Hope Homeownership Program (HOPE), which can present homeownership alternatives for present renters from Dover looking for to purchase a single-family dwelling for the primary time funded by redevelopment income and never the prevailing tax base.

● PROVIDE devoted inexpensive housing for our seniors, one among our most weak populations.

● ESTABLISH a Employee Heart for Day Laborers and different staff on the new Neighborhood Heart.

● CONTINUE a balanced strategy to redevelopment that features inexpensive housing, market price leases, homeownership alternatives, rehabilitation of previous houses, and flood mitigation options.

● CREATE the Dover Welcoming Package to teach new residents of their language about their rights and obligations in our City.

● DEVELOP a complete instructional marketing campaign concerning property upkeep, noise, and trash.

● ESTABLISH the Dover Volunteer Brigade to work intently with City Administration to handle park, sport fields, road, sidewalks cleanliness, graffiti, road potholes.

● ADDRESS homelessness and alcohol points by working intently with state and native organizations to offer shelter and built-in assist for our weak populations.

● CONTINUE rehabilitation of roads by way of paving, sewage methods and sidewalk repairs.

The Correa Slate’s proposed “Mayor’s Motion Heart” shall be a hotline for residents to name when there is a matter that requires the City’s consideration. A devoted worker will coordinate the response together with the suitable city officers and the Aldermembers of that resident’s Ward. This can streamline the method for residents who need assistance, promote accountability, and make sure that internally inside the City, the entire obligatory events are actively concerned in assembly the wants of our constituents.

● IMPLEMENT telephone software system for all our residents to report back to our Administration in actual time on high quality of life wants.

● ENSURE City varieties are bilingual making certain language entry to everybody.

● STAFF & ENHANCE the Development Division to successfully service our residents and enterprise homeowners.

● DESIGN a complete communications plan to make sure your authorities is related to you.

● BRING authorities to your neighborhood by holding group conferences in every Ward on quality-of-life issues.

“It’s time for our group to maneuver on from the previous in the direction of a way forward for financial and political stability. There isn’t any place in Dover for the nastiness, nepotism, and corruption that dominated our city till 2019. I stay up for talking immediately with our residents as I proceed to knock on doorways to go to previous mates and make new ones.”

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