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The Concerned Residents of Ridgewood (CRR) is pleased to announce that Pete McKenna has been elected as the new President of CRR, a grassroots non-profit organization committed to maintaining the residential character and the quality of life of the village of Ridgewood.
CRR Endorses Reynolds, Walsh and Alegre for Village Council for Village Council
First, we hope you, your family and neighbors are in good health and staying safe. While you haven’t heard from CRR recently, we believe that you, as our past friends, continue to care about that delicate balance between preserving our quality of life as residents, and supporting positive progress and reasonable development in our Village.
The new Master Plan, to be written in the near future for approval by Village Council, will define that balance for decades to come, while other decisions on appropriate land-use will continue to shape our community.
We believe Lorraine Reynolds, Bernadette Coghlan-Walsh and Sergio Alegre are uniquely suited to uphold that balance. Please participate in this year’s election by filling out the postage-paid Village Council ballot (arriving to you during the next few days) and promptly place it in your return mail; and consider forwarding this message to interested neighbors. Meanwhile, please accept our best wishes for you, your loved ones, and all of our Village.
As a grassroots leader for over a decade, Lorraine has participated in hundreds of Council and Planning Board meetings and has provided analysis, outreach and advocacy for positive land-use governance in Ridgewood. As a citizen and volunteer, she has successfully protected quality-of-life issues in our Village, and is also dedicated to addressing the burdens of local taxes, prudence in our municipal budgets, the well-being of our central business district and pedestrian safety.
During 3 terms serving on Ridgewood’s Village Council, Bernie has championed and protected our Open Spaces. In facing challenges to our Master Plan or proposals before Council, she has favored moderate growth versus overdevelopment, to protect the character of our community, while promoting a healthy business district. Bernie has served to uphold the interests of grassroots resident organizations who wish to balance progress with keeping Ridgewood “Ridgewood.”
As Chairman of the Zoning Board of Adjustment for the past two years, where he has also actively served for five years, Sergio understands the land-use and quality-of-life issues faced by residents and businesses in the Village.