you for your interest in receiving my newsletters, and
for your interest in www.deandepiero.com.
I apologize that it has been quite some time since my
last newsletter, but I hope you find this edition informative
February 21st, I issued my annual State of the City
address at Parmatown Mall. In the speech I emphasized
that Parma is making "Progress through Partnerships".
I am proud of the partnerships strengthened during my
administration - with Parma Hospital, the Parma City
School District, Tri-C West, the county library system
- to name a few. You can click here
to read the entire speech.
I am proud of the advancements the City is making. Forty-one
new homes were built in Parma last year. Two new fire
stations are nearing completion, and work continues
on the Metroparks project.
am also proud of the work of Parma's Police Chief and
Safety Director. As you have noticed, Police Chief Dan
Hoffman, his command staff, and Safety Director Greg
Baeppler have worked diligently to correct management
issues of the past. Today, I am confident that Parma's
police force is among the finest in the area.
is time to move the City forward, which is why I have
requested Parma City Council place a modest police levy
on the ballot for the May Election. Their unanimous
support emphasizes not only their confidence in our
police force, but also Parma's need to pass the levy
to remain financially stable and safe.
City's general fund has been supporting the police department's
budget since 2005. Due to the layoffs at General Motors,
the closing of the TOPS stores, as well as other businesses
in Parma shuttering their doors, the City can no longer
afford to supplement the police budget and maintain
the programs that we currently provide.
encourage you to visit my site frequently between now
and the Primary Election on May 8th. Regular updates
will be made regarding the police levy under the "Public
Policy Issues" tab. If you have questions, I also encourage
you to contact me.
addition, if you would like to volunteer to support
the police levy, feel free to visit my "Volunteer" page.
There you can submit contact information so I can contact
you directly about volunteer opportunities, or you will
find opportunities listed on the site as well.
you for your support. I look forward to my continued
service to the City of Parma.
Mayor of Parma