Elections matter. How you vote matters. You can make a difference.
Newburyport has a very important election on Tuesday, November 8, 2011.
You will be voting on The Newburyport Charter. Basically a “Yes” vote means that the mayor of Newburyport, MA will be elected for 4 years instead of 2 years. (It’s a good idea, vote “Yes.”)
The Newburyport City Council At Large race. VERY IMPORTANT. What is at stake here is the economic future of Newburyport.
In 1968 downtown Newburyport was partially and almost totally destroyed.
In 1999 MassHighway came very close to destroying High Street.
The historic character, beauty and charm of Newburyport’s downtown and Newburyport’s High Street are the economic engines for our city. Without Newburyport’s historic charm and character, I wouldn’t want to live here, and probably you would not want to live here either.
The only protection for downtown Newburyport is a Local Historic District (LHD).
If you want to save Newburyport, support a Local Historic District and vote on Tuesday, November 8, 2011.
The At Large candidates running for Newburyport City Council who are on record for supporting a Local Historic District, i.e. the economic future of Newburyport are:
Katy O’Connor Ives
Make sure you vote!