to run for mayor
By MIKE McKINNEY, Review Staff Writer
EAST LIVERPOOL -- Saying she
planned a bottom-line assessment of the needs and benefits of each city department, Second Ward Council member Mimi Tambellini
candidacy for mayor Monday night, promising to make a "fair distribution of the taxpayer's dollars." Tambellini, a registered nurse and nursing home manager who is serving her third two-year term on council, said in a prepared statement read during the miscellaneous portion of Monday night's meeting that she has the "past experience and knowledge" needed for the job to go with a "burning passion" to help people. "Management sets the tone for any business and with the city, it starts with the mayor," she said.
The city should be run as a business, Tambellini
stated, with a view toward retaining its "customer base" of tax-paying citizens.This is done by providing "valuable" services, which she
ticked off as not only garbage, sewer and water, but also the safety forces--all services which the city should continue to offer, she
"Before we can make any determinations about these departments, we need to do a bottom line needs assessment/cost analysis of each and every department," Tambellini
maintained, that lays out the actual cost not just of salaries and benefits, but also utilities, phones and computers.
"Then and only then can one start to determine and start to evaluate the salaries of individuals in these departments and/or the impact that these costs will have on the city," she
If these steps are not taken, Tambellini
continued, then decisions affecting the departments are based on "inaccurate and inconclusive information" leaving a "very unbalanced, if not purely unacceptable equation."
While saying she
wants to make a fair distribution of the tax dollars residents provide, Tambellini
also plans to provide an optimal value for every tax dollar spent--thus creating a way to keep residents in town.
"This is the essence of what every business strives for," she
said, "repeat business by providing valuable services to the customer, the citizens of East Liverpool.In our case we want to retain our citizen base while enticing more citizens--that is the essence of revenue building."
"I choose to live in East Liverpool," Tambellini
concluded."I want to continue to be proud to live her
, not only for my family, but for your families, too." Tambellini is a life-long East Liverpool resident who graduated from East Liverpool High School and the local campus of Kent State University.She has been an RN for 16 years, working primarily in critical care, according to her statement.For the past six years, she has worked as business manager of Nentwick Convalescent Home.
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