Gus­ciora Em­pha­sizes In­tegrity and Re­spon­sive­ness as Core of Ad­min­is­tra­tion

The Trentonian (Trenton, NJ) - - NEWS -

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.”

1) In­tegrity

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

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