I am Mary Gaasch, Mayor of the City of Lauderdale. I am running for my third term as Mayor and hope to have your vote on Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020!
After over 30 years of negotiation, we were able to buy back Eustis north of Larpenteur and Roselawn from Ramsey County. We were able to do this with adequate funding to rebuild these streets so that they will be an asset to our city for decades to come.
We started a successful and thriving Farmer's Market. Thanks to the wonderful volunteers who made this possible!
We purchased homes on Eustis Street as part of a long term plan to improve our housing stock and offer a variety of housing options to meet the needs of our Lauderdale residents. We now have three new homes on Eustis Street!
We made improvements to our Dog Park. I love this wonderful amenity and the community it has created.
We added an on-line volunteer system, to make it easier for our citizens to participate in the life of our community.
We are piloting the Smallest Cities Race and Equity Cohort, designed to help us ensure that we are providing services that work for all of our citizens.
I wish I could be out this season knocking on doors and enjoying 1-1 conversations with our citizens. This is my favorite part of serving you as Mayor. I love democracy and I love hearing what people think. I know how how hard it is to participate in city government when we all have such busy lives. So when you come to a meeting, I welcome you, explain the process, show you where to get a drink of water or the best place to sit if it is hot!
Not every one has the ability to come to meetings, so I seek community feedback in other ways. When there is an issue that we know people nee to weigh in on, I do surveys, host open houses and go door to door to hear directly from you when there are big issues. And of course you can always write or call or stop me when we are out walking.
I want to heard from all voices and I want to support civil and courageous conversations. I believe it is in unity that we will get through these challenging times together.
Top Priorities if Re-Elected:
- Developing a commercial district at Larpenteur and Eustis
- Installing sidewalks on Eustis from Como to Larpenteur
- Maintaining and improving our housing stock
- A coffee shop!