Priorities for 2023

FOR Luzerne County COUNCIL

Election Day

Dear Residents of Luzerne County, It has been an exhausting year picking up the paper and reading about the dysfunction of county council. When home rule began 12 years ago, the majority of members worked together to find solutions. I believe that with a change of leadership we can move forward again. Thank you for your support!                  Sincerely,  Harry 

Tuesday, May 16, 2023

Council Candidate Harry Haas

Here are my priorities and action steps for this campaign:

1) Return what’s left of the Federal Covid Relief Funds back to the people in the form of a homestead. Council has wasted two years in order to hand out funds to special interests. 


2) Restore the functionality of council. Committee work has come to a standstill, and most members are not contributing to the workload. New leadership will:

 -organize a monthly committee schedule.

 -hear monthly committee reports at public council meetings.

 -make bimonthly council meetings efficient and productive because most discussion will take place in committees.

3) Lay out council's top strategic initiatives and communicate them to the manager who will execute the priorities of council. This list will:

 -provide clear direction.

 -minimize conflict between the two branches.

 -give the public a measuring stick to judge council’s effectiveness. 

4) Reject unnecessary tax increases like taxpayers got with the 3% hike in the 2023 budget.