Remarks made by Charles Crowley, Mayor of Taunton on Thursday, May 8, 2008 at the Norton Middle School at the announcement of the Growth District Initiatives and the grant awards for local businesses.
“Governor Patrick welcome once again to southeastern Massachusetts.
It is refreshing to see a governor who is accessible and someone who is genuinely interested in serving the entire state instead of just the metro Boston region.
Governor, you have been to our region more in your first year in office than your predecessors have been in the entire decade previous.
When I met with you along with my fellow mayors from surrounding communities we asked you for a hand up rather than just a hand out and it is proposals like the ‘Growth District Initiatives’ along with ‘Expedited Permitting’ and ‘Transit Oriented Districts’ that you have advanced that have demonstrated your commitment to the teamwork approach that will allow our communities and our region to engage the economic engine that will drive us to a future filled with opportunity.”