Paula Ryan says the growing homeless population, drug-related crimes, neighborhood infrastructure, business/jobs, and taxes top issues
WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, January 4, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Surrounded by supporters at West Palm Beach City Hall, West Palm Beach City Commission President Paula Ryan officially entered the race to become the next Mayor of West Palm Beach.
Ryan says it’s the most important job interview she has ever been on and encourages voters to ask tough questions and to review her experience and plans, “My entire life has been about this moment. I’ve actually built and run mini-cities, overseeing ten thousand affordable-housing homes and communities where businesses and residents thrived."
"I’ve been on the front lines of disaster response. Following two devastating hurricanes, Mayor Lois Frankel put me in charge of a city department. I headed the ‘Blue Roof’ program which put 107 roofs on the homes of the elderly, single moms, and families in just 100 days! In my role as President of the City Commission, I’ve learned there is one thing more important than speaking with residents, it’s listening to them.”
Commissioner Ryan thanked the crowd of supporters who encouraged her to run for Mayor, “I promise you that your priorities are my priorities and that specific needs in your neighborhood, from the Western communities to Historic Northwood, from Downtown to the South End, and to the Lands of the President, will finally get the attention they deserve but have not received in years.”
In closing, the Commission President noted that West Palm Beach is at a pivotal point in its history, “We are positioned for great success but we must address serious issues immediately to ensure that nothing threatens our progress. For four years the person you elect will be in charge of everything from keeping your taxes down, to your protecting your drinking water, to the safety of your family.”
“I’m on a job interview and I hope to earn your trust as we address ongoing issues like the homeless population, drug-related crimes, traffic, and infrastructure. Together, we can build a city of the future that leaves no one behind.”
More information on Paula’s platform and to join/support the campaign:
PHONE: (561) 207-7051
MEET PAULA RYAN
Raised in a military family, Paula has built a career filled with community and professional leadership. You’ve seen her at civic events and supporting nonprofit work for years. She has served as a West Palm Beach City Commissioner and now is the President of the Commission. She has run varied city government departments and has lead the neighborhood campaign for a former U.S. President.
She rose to the level of CEO at major firms, building over 10,000 units of affordable housing for families – including many in our own community. She has actually ALREADY BUILT AND RUN MINI-CITIES!
When disaster struck, then-Mayor Lois Frankel appointed Paula to run a city department charged with overseeing disaster relief efforts for citizens devastated by two hurricanes. In just 100 days, Paula put 107 roofs on houses of elderly residents, families, and residents who were desperate for immediate help.
Her latest project will dramatically improve the quality of life for residents in the North-end. Paula’s plan to revitalize the area through a public/private partnership was sought by dozens of other cities across the nation, but Paula secured it for us!
There’s a reason why Paula’s own neighborhood elected her President of their association. The people closest to Paula, those who know her best, trust her to handle issues that affect their lives and their families. What’s more telling than that?
Source: EIN Presswire