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Ron Beitler to run for L. Macungie Board of Commissioners

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Ron Beitler has announced his intention to run for Lower Macungie Township Commissioner.

Born and raised in Lower Macungie Township, Beitler is an Emmaus High School and Slippery Rock University graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in political science. Over the past two years, he has served on various local community boards including Chairmanship of Friends for Protection of LMT, a smart growth advocacy group and the executive board of LMT Citizens for Change.

He is a co-owner of Bar None Weddings & Entertainment, a local small business that provides wedding and commercial films, photography and entertainment services for businesses, weddings and special events.

"I'm running for the Board of Commissioners to continue being a part of making our township an even better place to live and work. I'm running to continue to shine a spotlight on smart growth.

"Instead of rolling up their sleeves and implementing sound smart growth policies immediately when taking office in 2010, our current commissioners made it a priority to instead strike a deal with a land developer that represents the antithesis of smart growth.

"Within weeks of taking office they traded away two decades of open space and farmland protection in exchange for 700 acres of warehouse, strip mall and high-density housing zoning. Development of this open space and farmland could cost the township dearly in terms of our quality of life, ongoing infrastructure maintenance and cost of services such as police and fire protection.

"My commitment is to continue advocacy for positive solutions making sure the residents of Lower Macungie have a clear alternative representing sound land use planning, smart growth principle and transparency in government. I hope to earn their support in the May Republican primary."

To learn more, visit his blog at www.ronbeitler. com for information.