Friday, February 06, 2015
Glazier Asks Voters to Elect Him to Allentown City Council
Glazier states he's running for re-election, but if truth be told, he's never been elected to this office. He's been appointed twice, If elected, it will be the first time his appointment comes from the voters.
But he's no stranger to electoral politics. He served for three terms on Alentown's School Board, including a stint as President.
In addition to being an appointed City Council member, Jeff is also a member of the Planning Commission. This is inappropriate. A Planning Commission is an advisory body to City Council. When it is composed of members who also sit on City Council, it makes little sense to call it advisory.
Glazier, in my view, is part of the Lehigh Valley Urban Growth Regime, and has pretty much been a rubber stamp for Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski. On the other hand, he is transparent and has never failed to answer an email. Though I'm suspicious, I'd like to hear him explain how he differs from the City Administration.
He is also well-suited to City service, having both a Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Public Administration from PSU.
Updated 9:10 am to correct a factual error in the story as originally published.