Fairness = A Level Playing Field: A Note from Helen
Many of the issues that are most dear to me are really about “fairness” at their core.
I believe it is critical for everyone to be offered an equal opportunity to participate fully in society, thus giving everyone an equal opportunity to succeed. This will be possible only when everyone has clean air and water as well as access to a good education, affordable high-quality health care, and jobs that offer fair and equitable pay.
Some Key Initiatives that Helen led or drove As Solebury Township Supervisor
These are the types of things you can expect me to do as State Representative.
As a supervisor, I keep residents informed with regular emails, Facebook posts, and blog
Changed township policy so that all supervisors now have public emails; meeting agendas and minutes are sent out to residents; and audio-recordings of all meetings are publicly available
As a consequence, residents are better informed and more engaged with the township
Significantly decreased the use of harmful herbicides by the township and third parties, worked with PA Game Commission to develop a successful deer management program, and increased recycling in parks and schools
Stopped an amendment that would have begun the dismantling of our carefully written zoning ordinances
Passed a resolution opposing the PennEast Pipeline
Prevailed in an appeal against local quarry; currently working with DEP to ensure quarry operates responsibly
Conducted a comprehensive study on the potential for fracking in Solebury
Improved the Permitting Process so that it is friendlier to residents, saves residents money, encourages homeowners to make improvements and routine maintenance while limiting widespread development
Issued a statement of inclusion condemning acts of hate and stating unequivocally that Solebury Township is a community of respect, caring and inclusion
Passed a resolution urging state and federal lawmakers to implement common sense gun safety; worked with other municipalities to do the same
Passed a resolution urging our state legislators to implement Fair District Reform