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John Amarilios for First Selectperson, New Canaan 2003

In The News: New Canaan Advertiser 20030807
In The News: Stamford Advocate 20030829
In The News: New Canaan Advertiser 20030904
John Amarilios met with Ralph Nader at a Green Party event in Hartford, August 30, 2003.
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Debate Schedule:
- Thursday, Oct. 16, 7:30 PM at the New Canaan Library
  (sponsored by the New Canaan Advertiser and New Canaan Television Channel 79)
- Wednesday, Oct. 22, 7:30 PM at South School
  (sponsored by the League of Women Voters and the Newcomers Club)
- Watch the debates on public access cable Channel 79, every night from Oct. 23 until Election Day.


Biographical Points:

* 33-year resident of New Canaan
* graduated New Canaan High School, 1976
* BS in economics, Lehigh University, 1980
* MBA in international marketing, Lehigh University, 1981
* JD, University of Bridgeport Law School, 1987
* practicing attorney since 1989
* past commander, Darien Power Squadron
* past communications officer, US Coast Guard Auxiliary
* past president, American Hellenic Educational and Progressive Association
* master, Darien Ivanhoe Lodge 107 and officer in Scottish Rite Bodies


John Amarilios stands for:

1. Municipal policies stressing politeness and extension of dignity to town
residents and visitors regardless of ethnic, religious and economic

2. Separate Conservation and Wetlands Commissions;

3. A complete freeze on any further development of Waveny Park grounds, and
a systematic acquisition of open space areas within the town borders;

4. A system of bond financing or municipal guarantees for private land trusts;

5. Establishment of a town vanity plate through DMV to fund ecological
initiatives and open space acquisitions;

6. An annual Earth Day Fair at Waveny;

7. A fair and equitable, yet compassionate system of property and automobile
tax abatements for economically challenged seniors and disabled individuals;
and related interest abatements for residents who become unemployed;

8. A progressive system of vehicle property tax based on engine displacement
and vehicle weight, representing the actual cost of wear and tear on
municipal roads;

9. A municipal campground for use by outdoor and youth groups;

10. An active and vital committee to encourage private funding of monuments
and points of cultural interest throughout the town. This in conjunction
with a revival of the GreenLinks Plan would provide self-guided walking,
biking and hiking tours through town;

11. Immediate reconsideration of the High School renovations to include an
alternative energy system and energy efficient design. We should encourage
and develop municipal mandates for cutting edge technology;

12. A Municipal Meeting Hall in the sparsely populated north end of town,
which could feature a spire housing a cell phone facility and would provide
free meeting space for civic and youth groups;

13. Distribution of free or subsidized Potassium Iodide pills to all town
residents who want them, given our proximity to the Indian Point Nuclear
Power Plant;

14. Exploration of a Municipal Electric Utility to reduce energy costs by
brokering energy for the entire town, perhaps including a clean high-tech
generating facility;

15. Expansion and further flexibility of the Getabout transportation

16. Pressuring the Postal Service to reintroduce local mail sorting and
distribution to reduce the number of postal vehicles traveling to and from
New Canaan daily from Stamford; also to improve the accuracy and diligence
of mail delivery to local residents;

17. No parking of school bus fleets in surrounding towns; use of fields or
facilities in town instead, thus avoiding additional rental costs, travel
time and fuel costs.