To the Editor:
I noticed in Peter Del Mastroâ€™s letter, published Oct. 4, 2021, that he says Mayor Ellen Zoppo-Sassuâ€™s opponent for re-election has a â€śvision for Bristol,â€ť without any real specifics. He lists hopes that her opponent has for the city, but no platform to achieve them. Like making Bristol a place where the â€śGrand List grows significantly year after year.â€ť
Ellen has been growing the Grand List, as Craig Minor pointed out in his letter, published Sept. 29, 2021, the â€ś...growth over last year is Bristolâ€™s largest one-year growth in the last 12 years. This generated $2.9 million in new revenue.â€ť
Ellen has been implementing a real platform during her time as mayor, not empty vision statements. Ellen is the most dedicated person I know. Her work ethic is rooted in her love for Bristol and her passion to make it the best it can be. Not only does she go above and beyond as Mayor, but also as Bristolâ€™s acting Fire Chief. She is at the Farmerâ€™s Market every Saturday, driving people from the parking lot to the market in a golf cart and helping with the set up.
I first met Ellen when I volunteered on her campaign when I was in high school. She restores my faith in how the government can make a positive change in our lives. Every time I come home from college, more businesses have opened in Bristol, more buildings have been built downtown, and there are more programs happening in the city.
From the back to school pencil hunt, to updates to Bristolâ€™s parks, and fixing sidewalks, she has both a long-term vision for the city, and never misses the important details.
She has a real campaign platform that plans on continuing all these beneficial projects for the city in her next term, so Ellenâ€™s got my vote on Nov. 2!