• Running for re-election
    January 24,2013

    I’m delighted to report that I am running for re-election to continue to serve the city of Montpelier on the City Council for District 2. During my time on the council, I have gained valuable experience. I have the advantage of knowing how the system works, and yet, as a relative newcomer to the council, I continue to bring a fresh outlook and perspective to that body.

    One of the highlights of my service thus far has been participating in the district heat vote, in which the council voted to complete all of the phases of the project. Not only will this reduce the city’s long-cycle carbon footprint, I believe this project will be important for our future economic stability.

    As you may have read, this year has been a difficult one in terms of the budget. In line with what I heard from many residents, I, along with other council members, asked for a level-funded budget, with a small increase for streets and sidewalks. I know our city staff worked very hard to reduce city spending while maintaining the quality of city services. I’m thankful for their work and am pleased to support the budget they put forward.

    By the election, I will have had the honor of attending at least three “meet and greets” at homes in District 2. If you are interested in discussing city issues, please give me a call or an email (both are available on the city website).

    As an honest and hardworking representative, I look forward to the opportunity to serve the residents of District 2, working to make our city a more socially, economically, and ecologically healthy place to live.

    Anne Watson


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