I have served with Anne on both the Princeton Environmental Commission (PEC) and the Site Plan Review Advisory Board.
I believe she
has the necessary experience to serve the community well as a member of Borough Council
and I were initial members of the PEC’s Sustainable Princeton subcommittee.
took charge of annual leadership awards in sustainability and single-handedly organized green home and garden tours for two years in a row, thereby winning a statewide award for the PEC
unequivocally supports senior housing in Princeton
but was one of those who deplored the large and intrusive initial senior housing plan that was proposed to be built on the Princeton Ridge.
When the initial developer withdrew, a new plan for age-restricted housing which was far more environmentally sensitive was presented.
With additional pressure from the community, this plan was revised and improved even more.
recognized that the Princeton Ridge site in question would be developed, whatever local environmentalists might have preferred.
held out for an improved proposal and then helped persuade her
PEC colleagues to accept it.
I am writing to explain why I will be voting for Anne Waldron Neumann
and Jo Butler in the Princeton Borough Democratic Primary on June 8, and why I urge my fellow Princeton Borough Democrats to do the same.
I have known and worked with Anne Waldron Neumann
for a number of years, and over that time I have been consistently impressed with her
hard work, her
thoughtful approach to issues, and the great passion she
brings to everything she
She has served the Borough selflessly on a number of volunteer boards, and particularly distinguished herself with her work on the citizens committee, which has led the way in the latest effort to achieve a greater contribution toward the municipal budget from Princeton University.
More recently, she
has spoken up on the revaluation in an effort to ensure that all property owners in our community are treated fairly.
I know that as a Council Member, I am frequently guided by her
strongly held, but always well-expressed, opinions.
I think now is the time for Anne
and Jo to continue their work on behalf of our community as elected members of Borough Council