The following letter has been sent to the following political candidates. We will post responses as soon as we have them. We encourage everyone to vote this election and to make an informed decision.
Julia Boseman, Micheal Lee, Danny McComas, Sandra Spaulding Hughes, George J. Swart, Carolyn Justice, Jonathan Barfield, Jr., Ted Davis, Jr., Bill Kopp, Jason R. Thompson, Brian Matthew Berger.
Re: Upcoming Election and Multi-Use Paths
Please accept the following inquiry on behalf of the Getting Connected, a local citizens’ group aimed at the pursuit of new bicycle and pedestrian paths CONNECTING the extended neighborhoods of Ogden Elementary School. To date over 600 New Hanover County residents that have signed our petition in support of new bicycle and pedestrian paths. We recently had a neighborhood ride with over 125 people in attendance; many of which where children and families.
We are interested in offering all local candidates the chance to express their position on adding and supporting new multi-use paths in the area. We believe that additional multi-use paths will dramatically increase the health and quality of life of our local residents. In addition, studies have shown that multi-use paths increase property values and the subsequent tax values. For additional information on our campaign you can visit http://www.gettingconnected.org.
As a potential non-profit organization we can not endorse particular candidates. However, we can effectively communicate your positions with our supporters and the residents of the Ogden area. We look forward to hearing your views on multi-us paths and any other positions that you might have relevant to this issue.
Getting Connected Steering Committee
cc: Patrick Gannon, Wilmington Star News