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Myslewski outlines platform in Rehoboth

By Lawrence G. Myslewskic | Aug 08, 2014

With the City of Rehoboth Beach election for mayor and two commissioner seats up for your vote this Saturday, I ask for your intelligent consideration of the options.

If you can choose the status quo (Cooper, Markert and Zellers), the city will continue to be blindly led into reacting to the issues of the day, issues that these candidates should have addressed years ago. They hang on to their own beliefs rather than your beliefs. As I have noted during this election campaign, the current city administration needs to change both its vision and its attitude. This administration currently (1) automatically removes names from the voter rolls after two years of not voting, (2) allows individuals owning property through a partnership (like Cooper) to vote but not allow individuals owning property through an LLC to vote, and (3) denies constitutional rights under the 14th Amendment (equal protection under the law) to property owners who also own motor scooters. This year’s campaign issues related to the disposal of wastewater, a new City Hall, and parking are not new issues, and should have been addressed by the mayor and current commissioners years ago. Where was their vision and plan then? And where is their vision for the next generation?

Or, you can vote for a new vision and a new attitude for Rehoboth Beach government by electing Tom McGlone for mayor, Larry Myslewski for commissioner, and Kathy McGuiness or John Meng for commissioner. Three new faces at the commissioners’ table to represent you is worthy of your consideration. Each of these candidates brings a new perspective and expertise to the table.

I have been a Rehoboth Beach homeowner for the past 18 years (in the Pines) and know first-hand how the city government needs to respond to home and property owners by providing efficient municipal services that do not interfere with basic constitutional rights nor intrude on our property.

As a former Rehoboth Beach business owner for seven years (Vespa Rehoboth Beach), I know how the city needs to help businesses startup and prosper (e.g., by lowering annual license fees). As an international human resource consultant for 26 years (currently with The World Bank Group, Washington, D.C.), I know how the city must adapt to competitive labor market practices, and in the process save taxpayer dollars.

As the founder of the Foggy Bottom Historic District Conservancy, Washington, D.C., I worked to preserve the historic character of Foggy Bottom and will support the same for Rehoboth Beach. I also served on the City of Rehoboth Beach Architectural Review Committee, developing architectural guidelines, but not forcing strict requirements on builders. And yes, I proudly served in the U.S. Army, and earned an MBA in marketing from George Washington University.

Why then am I the top candidate for commissioner? Allow me to provide my vision for Rehoboth Beach:

• I want to ensure that the small-town character of Rehoboth Beach is maintained and that businesses prosper. The cottage environment of the city is quickly vanishing, so we must find ways to save the city’s history while planning for and adapting to the next generation

• I intend to bring my professional expertise to reforming the city’s human resource policies and employee compensation and benefits to state-of-art for municipal governments, and be an employer of choice but in the process save hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars, money that can be used for infrastructure and service improvements

• I intend to instill transparent, open, and honest municipal communications by streaming all city workshops and meetings via internet, and I will ensure that my commissioner votes are fact-based on evidence, and supported by your interests in every commission vote through free, custom-designed, internet-based surveys.

As commissioner, I will continuously listen to you, work for you, and prepare the city for the next generation. Thank you for your support and vote.

Lawrence G. Myslewskic
andidate for commissioner
Rehoboth Beach

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