East Mt. Airy Neighbors will have a friend in City Hall

Eighth District Democratic City Council candidate, Cindy Bass, joined the East Mt. Airy Neighbors (EMAN) last night for its 45th annual meeting. Bass served as the president for the organization in the late nineties and was happy to be “among friends.” In addition to promising a local district office, Bass promised to work closely with the group she once led.

“I intend to strengthen EMAN and get you the resources you need,” Bass told the group.

Residents were given the opportunity to meet and ask questions of the newly elected Democrat. David Bell first raised his hand and applauded Bass’ promise to establish an office in the 8th district.

“It’s about time,” Bell said, echoing a sentiment felt by many in the district.

Bass promised the office would be more of a “community resource office” where residents could find information they needed as well as a space to meet with elected officials.

Bass also promised the office would work around residents’ schedules and would be open nights and weekends.

After a question about redistricting, Bass stated that the 8th district had lost nearly 14,000 voters according to the recent census, but that she hoped the districts would be established by the September 23 deadline.

EMAN will meet next in September. The community group is seeking volunteers to help them during their membership campaign starting in July.

Cindy Bass is expected to win in the November General Election. The Eighth District is heavily Democratic and there will be no Republican candidate on the ballot. 

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