Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Gregory Argenti for Lorain City Council
Gregory W. Argenti is making his first run for elected office.
A Lorain Catholic High School graduate, Argenti has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Dayton. He is the owner of Argenti Auto Body and is father of two grown sons.
Argenti said he would tackle several issues as a member of Lorain City Council.
Lorain’s point of sale regulations should target absentee landlords who are responsible for most of the blighted property in Lorain, Argenti said. Single family, owner-occupied homes where people have lived 10 years or longer should be exempt, he said.
Lorain City Council also can take an active role in saving Lorain schools by assisting in the start of a vocational program for Lorain High School juniors and seniors, Argenti said. He suggested a partnership with Council, the school board, academic distress commission, organized labor, Lorain County Community College and the Lorain County JVS.
City officials also should investigate how Lorain might join other communities to consolidate services such as purchasing to save significan taxpayer dollars, Argenti said.
Lorain is at the city’s most critical juncture in more than 30 years, Argenti said.
“Decisions made in the next two to three years will make or break our city,” he said. “I have a combination of education, practical experience and common sense to help guid the city of Lorain through its renaissance.”
-- Richard Payerchin, Morning Journal article from Oct. 22, 2013