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Ramona D. Popowich

Candidate for councilmember on Amherst Town Board

Lines on Ballot: Dem, Con, WF

Age: 63

Number of years living in town: 30

Occupation/Employer: D’Youville College supervisor of teacher candidates

Top campaign platform agendas:

• Supports police and volunteer firefighters.

• No cuts in services.

• No six-story hotels in your backyard.

• A smart growth future with thoughtful long-range planning.

Biggest issues facing the town:

• Negative impact of uncontrolled development on neighborhoods, traffic, emergency-response times, environment.

• The increase demand this uncontrolled development puts on roads and aging sewer-water infrastructure.

• Tax breaks to developers is lost revenue for both town and school district.