The following is courtesy Michael Venezia's campaign.
Ward Councilman Nicholas Joanow endorsed the Venezia on Friday.
The Venezia Team consisting of Michael Venezia for mayor and Joseph Lopez, Wartyna Davis and Carlos Pomares for council at-large are Democrats running in the Nov. 5 General election.
Joanow said, “I am happy to endorse the Venezia Team, because we are like minded when it comes to preserving open space. As an example, they are united with me in a common goal to negotiate in good faith with the developer of the Scientific Glass/ Liongate property to preserve this site and acquire it for recreational purposes.”
For years, Joanow has been trying to find solutions to the flooding that has been a real problem for residents who border the Third River and businesses downstream who are negatively impacted from rain events. In addition preservation of this flood prone property would eliminate a significant number of children from this development ( 104 townhouses ) who would be enrolled in one of our neighborhood schools which already is challenged for space.
Venezia said, “Our team is extremely proud to receive this endorsement from Councilman Joanow. Nick is an excellent council person who consistently fights for all the people in the second ward. When our team takes office, we will work together with Nick to rectify any issues he has in the second ward”