Reception at Ristorante Pizzico

Dear Fellow East Siders:

It has been a privilege to represent our Ward and our City for the past five years.  During that time, my work has included the successful completion of the following projects:

  • As Chair of the Bond Study Commission, I organized the investigation and preparation of a report to assess the City’s infrastructure needs and available resources.
  • As Chair of the Claims Committee, developing an estimate of the City’s contingent liability from the fire fighters’ dispute, and pressing the administration to plan for contingencies and find a prompt resolution.
  • I sponsored and gained passage of legislation to solve the “Florida license plate” problem, make our taxes fairer and add more than $3.5 million in annual revenues without raising tax rates.
  • Working with Common Cause, I sponsored an amendment to the Home Rule Charter which the City Council and voters approved, increasing the transparency of the redistricting process.

Since the new leadership team and administration took office, I advocated against the streetcar proposal, the PawSox stadium deal, the passage of an unbalanced City budget and the expansion of the City Council staff in a time of difficult finances.  I also co-sponsored an ordinance to foreclose pension “spiking.”  In recent months, I have participated fully in the City Council’s oversight of the City’s current budget and proposed deficit reduction plan.

There is much more to do, and I need your help to find new and better ways to sustain and improve our City.  Please join me on Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. at Ristorante Pizzico to support my work and to discuss our City’s future.  You can print up a Reply Card and mail it in, or you can contribute online.  Either way,  I hope to see you on April 6, but if you cannot come, please consider making a contribution in whatever amount you think is best.  Thank you for your consideration and for your support.


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Paid for by Friends of Sam Zurier, Samuel D. Zurier, Treasurer, Dean Weinberg, CPA, Assistant Treasurer. I do not accept contributions from City employees, paid members of City boards and commissions, lobbyists, political action committees or City vendors.