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Most Recent Accomplishments:

ACCOMPLISHMENTS AS FREEHOLDER (2003-2005)

  • Author of Bergen County Public Advocate for Land Use ordinance.
  • Chairman of the Budget & Finance Committee. Made substantial cuts to County property taxes (2003) from County Executive's Budget recommendations
  • Introduced County drug prescription card program county-wide, offering discounts on prescription drugs to seniors, children and all other County residents, offering a savings averaging 7% to as high as 41% off of the regular prescription price, discount good at 55,000 pharmacies nationwide.
  • Introduced "Reverse 911" to Bergen County as already used in Borough of Fair Lawn (county-wide security program).
  • Introduced "Cafeteria plan" tax savings for Bergen County employees and taxpayers, offering ability of County employees to pay for child care, medical and dental care and related health care services with pre-taxable funds, saving the County 7.65% of all sums deferred.
  • Introduced "Transit Check" plan for Bergen County Employees, offering ability to County employees to use pre-tax dollars to pay for some permitted commuting costs, saving the County 7.65% of all sums so utilized and giving a huge tax benefit to County employees
  • Wrote the resolution calling on President Bush to release strategic petroleum (oil) reserves to lower gas prices at the pump.
  • Wrote the resolution to prohibit Members of the Board of Chosen Freeholders from receiving severance packages, "golden parachutes", accumulated vacation pay and sick time, and for other purposes.
  • Wrote the resolution calling on County golf courses to have their flags marked to show the pin's position on the green (front, middle, back) to speed play and increase rate of accuracy for the County's 80,000 golfers.
  • Wrote the resolution from the Board of Chosen Freeholders backing Congressional issue of a circulating coin commemorating the life of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Created the first intern program for freeholders utilizing summer employees from the matching funds of Mt. Olive Baptist Church.
  • Wrote the Ordinance to ban motorized scooters on County roads as a safety hazard to drivers and children.
  • Wrote the resolution calling for support of our troops and placing of yellow ribbons on County offices until the troops are brought safely home.
  • Helped Modernize the Freeholder meetings by changing the bylaws to allow action votes at work sessions as well as full meetings.
  • Wrote the COPCARS program that allows municipalities to lease-purchase police cars by bonding, rather than paying cash outright, to reflect their three-year lifetime and save municipal tax dollars.
  • Co-sponsored the SAVEBUCS program that allows municipalities to bond capital items cooperatively to save money and minimize costs.
  • Wrote the ethics law requiring disclosure of campaign contributions to Freeholders, Sheriff, County Executive, Clerk and Surrogate (12/03).
  • Wrote the ethics law requiring disclosure of campaign contributions to Freeholders, Sheriff, County Executive, Clerk and Surrogate (12/03).

Paid for by David L. Ganz and Ganz & Hollinger, P.C. and Committee to Reelect David L Ganz , Vi Etler Treasurer

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