Bloomberg offers a positive vision for city

To the editor:

I grew up in Pittsfield and have lived here all my life. I'm a proud graduate of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and love every day I get to spend in the Berkshires, whether it's at work, or on the golf course.

I'm writing this letter in support of Mike Bloomberg for state representative because he represents a vision for Pittsfield that I want to see.

We've grown increasingly tired as a community. Less people are working and less people are really living. While the resurgence of the arts community has made for some great shows, there is still much to be desired in the way of community engagement.

Parks that were once full every day of the week, are now largely empty, as the youth turn to video games, and adults so often to drugs and alcohol for entertainment. We've been watching this for years, seemingly helpless and just trying to deal with the consequences of the change.

I support Mike Bloomberg because his vision for the city brings the community back together, not in the boardrooms for another "task-force," but in the parks and coffee shops, in the neighborhoods and in the community centers. He is focused on what we need right here in Pittsfield, not distracted by special interest groups in Boston.


We've got a long way to go as a city, but that doesn't mean we can just give up. Mike Bloomberg has the energy and the vision to be our voice in Boston. I'm voting for him on Sept. 8 in the Democratic primary and I hope you will too.

Shane Ortega, Pittsfield