Craig C. Gaetani: One candidate for mayor can rebuild Pittsfield


PITTSFIELD >> My press conference announcing my candidacy for mayor was a dedicated analysis of my plans. I will post a video on PC-TV. Please contact the station for dates and times.

In a Gaetani administration, everything is on the table and all of us will be tightening our belts together. Pittsfield can continue to go forward as we are now under either Ms. Tyer or Mayor Bianchi, neither of whom have a clue as to how to solve our problems. There will just be a continuation of the poor guidance that the city has had for the past 30 years by the "good ole boy" network.

City residents, this mayoral race is not a joke. Residents have to vote for someone who has a big brain and who is willing to use it to solve your problems. No matter how high taxes get, I can afford it. You may not be able to do that and that means you need me to be mayor. I intend to make big changes that will help you.

I am an accomplished, dedicated Vietnam veteran and an honors graduate of Monmouth Technical School. I am did work for William Westmoreland and Creighton Abrams, both command generals of the U.S. Army worldwide and at the joint chiefs of staff of the U.S. military complex. I worked with former Army command Gen. Colin Powell in Chu-ali, Vietnam, who later became the Joint Chiefs chairman and secretary of state.

My concentration in was in the areas of biology, chemistry, physics, physiology, anatomy, microbiology, health sciences and geology. I have taught all of these courses at the high school level and am a professionally licensed teacher in Massachusetts. I was also an adjunct professor of environmental engineering at the Lenox Institute of Research. I am an inventor and was worldwide director of technical marketing for Krofta Engineer Corp. globally. I brought the technology to the city of Pittsfield.

Dr. Miles Krofta, Dr. Lawrence Wong and myself patented our invention which we call sandfloats. I sold the city of Pittsfield our technology and saved its citizens $150 million versus what the city was going to build for $190 million. We did it all for $33 million and change. If I didn't build the plant and didn't use Krofta's technology the other option the city was looking at was your water and sewer rates, and the rates which you have paid for the last 30 years, which I'm sure you feel are quite high, would have been seven times higher. The savings to taxpayers for the sewer and water taxes in the last 32 years was another $20 million, I saved you $170 million and counting every time you pay your water and sewer tax annually.

I worked closely with Governor Michael Dukakis and then Lt. Lieutenant Governor John Kerry. With their help I was able to get approval for our technology in Pittsfield.

I can handle a little job like the Pittsfield city budget of $150 million. I will show you how to whittle it down fast. After all, that's what I've been doing for the past 35 years.

City residents, your vote will be my mandate. I will follow the taxpayers' orders. Whatever you want you will get and more importantly whatever you don't want you won't get. If I win the mayor's seat the taxpayers of Pittsfield will win big time. If I lose, it will be the taxpayers who will suffer the most.

The mayor's job will be a step down for me. I think I will enjoy this little job as it will give me time to rest before I set my sights on China with my colleague Dr. Wong and our company Gaetani-Wong Scientific Engineering Consultants. Please let me take a little rest by being your mayor. Bianchi will be gone, and I will get access to my water plants, which I have been denied access to by DPW head Bruce Collingwood and Bianchi. Go figure that one out!

Residents of the city of Pittsfield, I need you to vote for me so I can bring your tax rate down as low as possible so you can afford to live in Pittsfield. I represent the only real choice for any change in city government. Vote Craig C. Gaetani for mayor on Sept. 22 and Nov. 3! It is your only choice!

Craig C. Gaetani is a candidate for mayor of Pittsfield.


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