Gusciora Emphasizes Integrity and Responsiveness as Core of Administration
Speaking early Wednesday morning, Assemblyman and Trenton mayoral candidate Reed Gusciora announced his core values of leadership for the City of Trenton.
“For too long, Trenton has been largely directionless, with our government functioning as a reactive, rather than proactive force in the lives of our residents,” Gusciora said. “We need to change that. I believe that instituting certain core values as the centerpiece for operating City Hall, and revitalizing Trenton, will go a long way towards creating the culture of opportunity we need for this city to thrive.”
Gusciora said we must hold every employee in City Hall – the mayor included – to the highest ethical standards and ensure consistency in their work. Everyone must do the tasks expected of them – even when no one is watching. Gusciora said we will have a ZERO TOLERANCE employee ethics policy that will be among the strongest for any city in the U.S. A culture of integrity will be the standard in a Gusciora City Hall. 2) Respect
Gusciora said regardless of who you are or where you come from you will be valued and respected in City Hall under his administration. Whenever a citizen steps into City Hall, they will be respected and heard. 3)Professionalism
City Hall has become a large bureaucracy, rather than the responsive partner it needs to be, Gusciora said. He said his administration will embrace best and safe practices that have been successful in other urban areas. Most importantly, however, his administration will be datadriven, so that we can use cold, hard facts to help do work, and ensure that our limited resources are allocated most effectively.
4) Customer service
City Hall needs to be a better partner in the lives of residents, Gusciora said. His administration will strive to be proactive and go the extra mile and exceed your expectations. Gusciora said the city will operate a 3-1-1 system to catalogue and respond to complaints rapidly.
“We will ensure that the administrative support structure needed to revitalize Trenton neighborhood by neighborhood is in place,” Gusciora said. “It is my sincere goal to become mayor of Trenton so I can serve you, and your family, every day, in a way that improves the city for all of us. I believe that instituting core values in City Hall — and holding our employees to those values — will be an important first step in identifying the talent we need to get Trenton back on track.”
Paul Perez (left) and Assemblyman Reed Gusciora