GJ: I've lived here all my life. The reason I am running is to support Carol Clark for mayor. She has the power and understands the needs of today. We need to connect all the entities of the city. She understands that we need contributions from everyone. Additionally, the high taxes of homeowners. We don't suffer from lack of revenue. We have more revenue than Montclair. Last but not least, it's important we improve the quality of life. The educational system must be community based. Parents and teachers must be a vital part of it.
DS: Do you know the graduation rate?
GJ: Approximately 70%. The acceptable rate statewide is 75%.
DS: What are the duties of the council?