Osler works hard for city of Lewes

May 8, 2014

As a homeowner in Lewes, I would like to share my thoughts on why Bonnie Osler should be reelected to city council. I have known Bonnie Osler for over 20 years, and most recently have worked with her on the board of the Historic Lewes Farmers Market. I know that she has dedicated most of her adult life to public service from her job as a trial attorney for the U.S. Justice Department to her position as Deputy Chief Counsel for Litigation at TSA at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, to her work on the HLFM board and the board of the Greater Lewes Community Village.

Her work on Lewes City Council has been enthusiastic and industrious. Most importantly, she has spent the last two years learning about the city, its services to our community, and its traditions— all of which I feel are important to help keep Lewes the place we all love. Bonnie has been dedicated to the city’s commissions and boards that she has served on in the last years — in fact, spending most of her time on city business.

She is a fiscal conservative, and has helped build responsible budgets, and has acted as the city council liaison to the Lewes Planning Commission, a commission that all of us who cherish the very soul of Lewes are interested in. It is important that we keep Bonnie on council so that there is careful analysis of proposed major subdivisions and the future best uses of Lewes city lots. We need to all remember that Bonnie has actively supported hiring a city planning consultant, and was responsible for proposing a “stop-and-take-a-look” moratorium on development in the Marine Commercial District.

We are a small town with complicated issues and large challenges. We treasure our connection to the sea and to our farmlands. We need Council members who will listen to all parts of the Lewes constituency, and actively work towards solutions that will benefit our community as a whole. I think that Bonnie Osler has done a tremendous job doing just that in the last two years, and she deserves our support for reelection to city council.

Helaine Harris


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