The people of Mansfield are an inspiration to me as a Councilman and as a citizen. Attached is my 2016 Progress and Legislation Annual Review detailing all of the bills/new laws passed this year that are considered to be progressive. Thank you all for a great year. Let's continue to Move Opportunity Forward. Happy New Year and let's make 2017 an even stronger year!
Please find attached, your copy of the 2017 temporary budget. This legislative item is expected to pass tomorrow night at City Council. If you have any comments or concerns, you are welcome to participate in tomorrow's public comment session during Council. City Council begins tomorrow at 7 pm.
MANSFIELD—Councilman Bryant was reappointed to chairmanship roles over both the Safety and Airport Council Committees. Bryant was also reappointed vice-chairman over Streets & Traffic, Zoning and Public Utilities Committees. Committee terms are for one-year and are voted and approved by Council every December.
“It’s an honor to serve the people of this great city and I look forward to continuing my work on developing innovative ways to prevent and to combat crime, as well as, strengthening my partnerships with the business community to bring in new opportunities for our regional airport” Bryant stated.
In his Chairmanship of the Airport Committee, Bryant has sponsored legislation and worked on projects to renovate the Mansfield Lahm Airport Terminal Building, to repave runways 5-23 and 14-32 and to remove two taxiways that were not compliant with FAA requirements. Councilman Bryant has also worked in partnership with the mayor’s office and city engineer’s office in developing a partnership with NASA, which involves Mansfield being part of the federal government’s exploratory future mission to Mars. Financially, Bryant has worked extensively with the city engineer’s office, mayor’s office, Ohio House of Representatives and the United States Senate to secure over six-million dollars in state and federal funding for airport projects.
As Safety Chairman, Bryant has worked closely with both Mansfield Police and Fire Departments in sponsorship of all safety legislation for the City of Mansfield. Bryant has spent countless hours working with Chief Coontz and Assistant Chief Porch in development of the police department’s Community Policing Bureau. This operation, Bryant says he is most proud of because this section of “our police department strengthens relationships with the Mansfield community at-large.”
“You will find our officers at most, if not at every community-wide event in Mansfield. Our officers are out on bicycles, on foot and in vehicle to build positive relationships with Mansfielders of all ages and backgrounds” stated Bryant.
But the Councilman also reminds the public of the duties and responsibilities of our firefighters.
“Our fire department is one the best safety agencies in all of North Central Ohio. I live close to a fire station and well…I hear the sirens often. I can’t thank them enough for their time and service to our city.”
“I want to thank all of our first-responders and members of our safety forces for all they do for this city.”
Councilman Bryant says his 2017 Safety Agenda will continue to be community-driven and will focus on further strengthening relationships between the safety forces and the Mansfield community and encourage young people to take a look at careers at the local, state or national levels in safety.
“We have one of the most professional and skilled safety departments in all of Ohio and I want to make sure that our young people are exposed to options to pursue and study criminal justice, forensic sciences, and to join the efforts in keeping not only Mansfielders safe, but helping to keep Americans safe in the years ahead.”
When the Councilman was asked whether he welcomes President-Elect Donald Trump’s focus on law and order, Bryant stated,
“Once we have more information on the President-Elect’s law and order program, I’d be happy to provide more details. The thing you should know about me, is I am very approachable and am willing to sit-down with government leaders, business leaders or others who are interested in helping move opportunities forward for the City of Mansfield.”
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