By Fran Maye, Daily Local News, 3/01/17
WEST CHESTER >> Cassandra Jones, a former two-term West Chester councilwoman, has announced her candidacy for mayor of West Chester.
“I think I am the best qualified candidate,” said Jones, who completed her second four-year term as a member of West Chester Borough Council, representing Ward 2, in December of 2015. “I want to continue to work on issues I have been working on for the past eight years, and to make sure there are financial resources available to all the wards.”
During her first term, Jones worked with borough colleagues on many projects including successfully closing a $1 million budget deficit without borrowing from reserve funds, resulting in a balanced budget for 2012.
In her last four-year term, voter registrations increased by 41 percent in Ward 2, representing the largest increase in any ward in the borough. She worked with citizens, borough officials and business leaders to develop the recently approved 10-year comprehensive plan. She has also worked to determine the best redevelopment ideas for the Wyeth property.
Since the mayor oversees the police department, Jones said Police Chief Scott Bohn has done a great job, but she would like to see a bit more diversity….
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