November 5, 2013 is an important date for New Brighton residents. We will have an opportunity to elect a new mayor and two new city council members. There are three candidates for the city council, all of whom bring excellent ideas and qualifications.
I know her, I like her, she is smart, she is engaged with people both as a listener and a problem solving public servant. She will represent the community of New Brighton exceptionally as it’s new Mayor... That’s Mary Burg.
As a resident of New Brighton, I have enjoyed the spirited debate between candidates for the open city council seats in the local media. During the October 9th debate between these candidates, incumbent Gina Bauman called her opponents unqualified, which was quite a surprise.
Hidden Oaks Park is a wonderful gem with a playground for younger kids and a beautiful soccer field. This is quickly changing.
Over the past five weeks some very stupid person(s) has been using the field to play with his/her truck. The beautiful soccer field is covered with circles and gouges from the tires of this idiot’s vehicle as he/she spinsthrough the turf throwing aside huge chunks of sod. Now there are large mudholes where children used to kick soccer balls.
“If you don’t feel safe, you have nothing” is a quote and decision making guidepost that Char Samuelson, candidate for New Brighton City Council, has used in her seventeen years as a public servant for the citizens of New Brighton.