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Having first been elected in 2013 and re-elected in 2017, Councilwoman Kathee Burke-Gonzalez has had the honor and privilege of serving the people of East Hampton. One of the things she is most proud of is how she has worked with her colleagues on the Town Board to return civility, dignity and respect to the business of the Board. Encouraging public participation to assist in problem solving, and restoring community's confidence in Town government.
Not only has the Town Board on which she serves balanced every budget, they have developed a socially responsible one and still achieved a Aaa credit rating.
It has always been Kathee's assertion that the Town's budget is an "accounting" of the community's priorities. Or put another way, a reflection of what we value. In her first term of office, the Town Board funded Meals on Wheels to ensure needy seniors would have a hot meal, expanded mental health services for our youth struggling with anxiety and depression, supported the Eleanor Whitmore Early Childhood Center and Project MOST-quality childcare and after school programs that serve as a lifeline for our families, expanded transportation services for our Veterans and our Seniors in Montauk, and began designing a new Senior Citizen Center.
As a working mother herself, she is fiercely committed to addressing the pressing needs of our children, seniors and hard working families.
Licensing Review Board
Adolescent Mental Health & Substance Use Task Force
Disabilities Advisory Board
Montauk Playhouse Board of Managers
YMCA Board of Managers
Volunteer Ocean Rescue
Little League Ball Fields Relocation Committee
Springs Citizens Advisory Committee
Internal Committee Assignments
Special Events & Film Permitting Committee
Website Development Committee
Co-Host of "Honest Conversations" on LTV
Restored civility, respect and transparency to town government
Reduced debt, increased surplus and upgraded town's credit rating to Aaa
Ensured that the Airport could be financially self-sustaining
Increased communication and coordination between town departments
Initiated a professional Business and Hamlet Study
Acquired 300+ acres of land with CPF including parcels targeted to protect ground and surface waters in Springs and Montauk
Purchased iconic farmland in Amagansett and Wainscott with CPF Funds
Adopted a wastewater management plan
Earned the designation as a climate smart community
Began planning for coastal resiliency
Supported three affordable housing projects
Increased handicap accessibility for town beaches and parks
Collaborated with the Trustees to assure public access to our beaches
Implemented Rental Registry program to protect our neighborhoods
Committed to restore Second House Museum, Duck Creek Farm and Brooks Park
Signed long term leases for EECO Farm, Amagansett Lifesaving Station, East Hampton Historical Farm Museum and Montauk Playhouse
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