Ramona D. Popowich
Candidate for councilmember on Amherst Town Board
Lines on Ballot: Dem, Con, WF
Number of years living in town: 30
Occupation/Employer: Dâ€™Youville College supervisor of teacher candidates
Top campaign platform agendas:
â€¢ Supports police and volunteer firefighters.
â€¢ No cuts in services.
â€¢ No six-story hotels in your backyard.
â€¢ A smart growth future with thoughtful long-range planning.
Biggest issues facing the town:
â€¢ Negative impact of uncontrolled development on neighborhoods, traffic, emergency-response times, environment.
â€¢ The increase demand this uncontrolled development puts on roads and aging sewer-water infrastructure.
â€¢ Tax breaks to developers is lost revenue for both town and school district.