TO KEEP AND PROMOTE THE TOWN OF GUILDERLAND AS A DESIRABLE PLACE TO LIVE, BY PRESERVING GREEN SPACE AND USING BEST PRACTICES TO PRESERVE THE QUALITY OF EXISTING NEIGHBORHOODS, WHILE ENCOURAGING RESPONSIBLE GROWTH.
Our goal is to ensure that the average resident’s voice is of equal power to the developers’ voices; something that has not adequately been done in the past. In short, the residents of Guilderland must have more of a say in the future of their town.
We insist that the municipal boards consider the informed perspective of the residents when making any decisions about new growth in Guilderland.
We advocate for more transparency in upcoming large and small scale development proposals. Discussions behind closed doors between developers and board members and decisions made prior to public comment create a perception that developers have an unfair advantage. Town representatives must dispel that perception by providing for public input in all projects from their inception point on, not just after the fact. All boards must ensure timely and open dissemination of information about such proposals, strict adherence to the law, and a vigorous acknowledgement that residents’ voices matter.
Above all, we hold the town representatives accountable for recognizing their obligation to protect residential neighborhoods and preserve open space as paramount core interests of the Town of Guilderland, while allowing for reasonable and necessary growth in appropriate areas