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Former Dunedin assistant city manager Maureen "Moe" Freaney to run for commission Seat 1



Maureen "Moe" Freaney worked for the city of Dunedin from 1984-2006, spending some time as assistant city manager and interim city manager. Afterward, she worked for Pinellas County in various capacities until resigning in March 2015, when she said she "decided to move in a different direction."

Now, it seems her direction has been revealed. She says she plans to run for Seat 1 of the City Commission this November, and her reason is simple.

"I love Dunedin," she said. "and I want to be here to help it move forward in a way that preserves its special character."

Freaney said she hopes to be a voice for smart development that protects green space and preserves the city's vibrancy.

"There are so many spokes on the wheel of Dunedin. So many things people love about it," she said. "We have to figure out how to continue that charm and elect leadership that will work toward those goals."

Some of Freaney's other platforms, as listed on her campaign website, include a push for more transparent and accessible government and a focus on Dunedin's special events, neighborhoods, community programs, history and culture.

Freaney will run against Dunedin resident Mike Jones for the seat, which is currently held by Vice Mayor Bruce Livingston, who is running for Mayor.

[Last modified: Monday, April 25, 2016 3:13pm]


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