Thursday, September 30, 2021

Caring & Protecting Our Environment

Ferguson Township has wonderful park lands, open spaces, and farms. Jeremie will continue to maintain the Regional Growth Boundary which regulates the sprawl of urban development. Ferguson Township has taken on several climate initiatives and projects from Resolution 2017-14, electric vehicle purchasing, new practices in Public Works, to a new LEED Gold Public Works facility. Today, Ferguson Township is partnering with the Centre Region Council of Governments to establish a strategy to reduce Green House Gas Emissions.

Jeremie has been supportive on regional climate action efforts and encourages everyone to get involved and stay informed. Open collaboration with the public is critical to how local government moves forward in addressing climate change. In addition, Jeremie is open of accepting Federal Government Resources that may become allocated to local municipalities for climate action. Furthermore, Jeremie believes the Township should align their operation within the Township's Community Bill of Rights.

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

An Affordable Place to Call Home

Workforce Ordinance Income Qualifications and Cost
As Planning Commission Chair, Jeremie has fought for a more inclusive Workforce Housing Ordinance. Citing that the last ordinance missed the mark in addressing the housing challenges that our residents and families making less than $50,000 face. Many people working solely in essential occupations don't even meet the minimum requirements of the ordinance. 

Click to expand the slides Jeremie presented to the Board of Supervisors at the Public Hearing on the current ordnance.

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

A Welcoming and Inclusive Community

Jeremie believes in the power of diversity, equity, and inclusion. He believes, despite our differences, we can accomplish more together when we actually take the time to come to the table open minded and find common ground. Jeremie was appointed twice to the Ferguson Township Planning Commission by a Board of Supervisors who were not of his political party. Today, Jeremie serves as chair on the Planning Commission with a dedicated and diverse group of members. The Authorities, Boards, and Commissions of the Township provide opportunity for our residents to get involved and help Township staff and elected officials. 

If elected, Jeremie will continue to support and sustain the efforts that have been made in the Township to address anti-discrimination. He also seeks to find equitable and sustainable resolutions to Social Justice through public engagement and open dialogue. Jeremie will also hold himself accountable to the residents and allow them opportunities to speak and be heard.

Monday, September 27, 2021

Health, Safety, and COVID Recovery

All of us must do our part to protect ourselves and one another from COVID-19. We must use discernment to separate the science from the misinformation. Research credible resources and consult with licensed medical experts.

As Supervisor, Jeremie will continue to promote COVID-19 Mitigation best practices as necessary. Jeremie will connect residents to vaccine distribution, resources, and offer incentives to the unvaccinated.

With the $1.92 Million in American Rescue Plan funds, Jeremie wants to hear what residents have to suggest these funds be used for. The Board of Supervisors hasn't fully decided on what the funds will be used for. However, the American Rescue Plan does allow the Township to use the funds to help residents and businesses affected by COVID-19 or invest in infrastructure projects such as stormwater and broadband internet. With the pending Federal Infrastructure Bill, it's too soon to make a call to allocate American Rescue Plan funds into infrastructure if the pending bill will be allocating additional funds to local municipalities. The Township has until the year 2024 to spend the American Rescue Plan funds.