What: It is common practice in municipalities across the region to provide a public State of the Town presentation to highlight municipal achievements and project a vision for the coming year. Past administrations implemented State of the Town addresses because they provide an additional opportunity to engage the public and project plans for the future of our town. To date, the current administration has yet to hold a State of the Town.
Why: Residents deserve to know both the current condition and plan for Yorktown. There are dozens of ways to properly communicate these things, but functionally, providing a State of the Town is the baseline method that should be utilized.
How: The Slater Administration would hold a State of the Town annually every March to provide a status report of the current condition of the town and proposed plan for the coming year. Additionally, legislation would be introduced to statutorily require a State of the Town to be given with in the first quarter of every year moving forward.