In a statement sent by Legacy Hillcrest Investments vice president Preston V. Phillips, property owner Albert Huddleston issued a list of endorsements that parallels the list on the banners hanging on the Chase Bank Building at Daniel and Hillcrest Avenues. Read the full statement below:
For the first time in many years, voters in University Park will see more candidates on the ballot than there are seats on the City Council. This presents the voters with a real opportunity to breathe fresh air and transparency into how the City of University Park operates.
It is my hope that the citizens of University Park, many of whom I know, will take a serious look at electing individuals with new ideas and open minds who will allow the City to move forward on finally resolving the parking issues in and around Snider Plaza and finally bringing a permanent, first-class public library to University Park.
I reviewed the candidates running for Mayor and City Council in University Park, and am proud to endorse and support Dick Davis for Mayor and Alan Wasserman, Steve Metzger, Bob Begert, and Steve Cooke for City Council.
It is widely known that we have been in negotiations with the City of University Park for the better part of 10 years involving the renovation of our property that the Chase Bank building currently occupies and that houses a small, temporary public library. We continue to work on plans for a permanent, first-class library, as well as plans to help address parking problems in Snider Plaza.
If they are elected and take office, these candidates will be unbiased concerning the library, parking, the redevelopment of my building, and any other issue that comes before them. They will perform their jobs openly and honestly, giving fair hearing to ideas from citizens and business owners and, in the end, do what they believe is best for the community and the people who live and work there.