By Brian Arrigo
As we head into the last few days of the most important election Revere has seen in decades, I want to thank all of the residents I met during this campaign. Youâ€™ve opened your doors and your living rooms to me, and told me about your needs, your hopes, and your concerns.
Youâ€™ve told me about Revereâ€™s desire for a more open, honest, and effective city government – and I have heard you loud and clear.
Our campaign slogan has been â€œRevere Deserves Better,â€ because for far too long we have settled for elected officials who care more about â€œmeâ€ than they do â€œwe.â€ Â This election there is a chance for some real, effective change to the way we do things in City Hall.
Unchained from the Good Old Boysâ€™ Network, there is an opportunity to rein in out of control spending and focus on addressing the needs and concerns of residents from day one. As your mayor, my focus wonâ€™t be on the next election; my focus will be on making Revere a better place for the next 30-40 years, so that my children and yours will continue to be proud to call this city their home.
As your City Councillor I have listened to and fought for the residents of this city. Whether it was voting against the Mayorâ€™s unbalanced budgets, standing up to developers that were looking to make a profit at the expense of our quality of life, or trying to make sure Revere got its fair share of casino revenue, I have always had your back.
While my decisions have not always been popular, I will not compromise my morals and values for political gain. The one promise I can make is that if Iâ€™m lucky enough to be sent to the Mayorâ€™s Office, this will not change. I can make that promise because that is how I grew up. The values and work ethic instilled in me by my parents has led me to where I am today. Simply put, I have a consistent record of calling for positive changes in how Revere City Hall works, and we need the opportunity to put those ideas into action.
I humbly ask for your vote on Nov. 3.
Brian Arrigo is a current City Councillor at-Large and candidate for Mayor.