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Portsmouth Herald's Picks for City Council

Nov. 1, 2017 - Lazenby has served as chairman of the Citywide Neighborhood Committee and has street-level, detailed understanding of the concerns of the city's various neighborhoods. A resident of Elwyn Park, with children in the public schools, he’ll broaden the council's perspective beyond the needs of downtown and the South End. It was his suggestion to create ward forums, where council representatives came to meetings in the city’s five wards to hear from residents who might feel intimidated to speak at a televised council meeting at City Hall. As a neighborhood leader, Lazenby has shown an ability to build consensus and to put forward ideas in a thoughtful and constructive manner.

Portsmouth Groups Announce City Council Endorsements

Nov. 2, 2017 - With six days left until Portsmouth's municipal elections, various groups have begun releasing their picks for the nine City Council seats.

Lazenby endorses Blalock (and he'd like your vote, too)

Oct. 30, 2017 - Cliff Lazenby Letter to the Portsmouth Herald

Choose character, vote for Cliff Lazenby and Brian Kelly

Nov. 3, 2017 - Monica Dorley & Jen Scumaci letter to the Portsmouth Herald

Incumbents plus Raynolds, Lazenby, Hagaman and Roberts lead field

Nov. 3, 2017 - Sandi Hennequin letter to the Portsmouth Herald

Party affiliation matters — but other considerations also important

Nov. 3, 2017 - Rep. Peter Somssich letter to the Portsmouth Herald

Cliff Lazenby has helped neighborhoods and will be an ideal councilor

Oct. 26, 2017 - Kathy Bergeron letter to the Portsmouth Herald

Amazing things happen when Cliff Lazenby is on your team

Oct 25, 2017 - Sean Caughran Letter to the Portsmouth Herald

Knowing Cliff Lazenby for 25 years, I will absolutely vote for him

Oct 25, 2017 - Nicole Outsen Letter to the Portsmouth Herald

We support Blalock, Perkins, Pearson and Lazenby for Council

Oct. 24, 2017 - Linda & Ralph DiBernardo Letter to the Portsmouth Herald

We trust Cliff Lazenby will move city in a positive direction

Oct. 24, 2017 - Randy and Stephanie Holt Letter to the Portsmouth Herald

Cliff Lazenby is a problem solver with an open mind

Oct. 24, 2017 - Scott McKee Letter to the Portsmouth Herald

Blalock, Dwyer, Perkins, Pearson, Denton, Lazenby, Kelly, Walls, Raynolds best for city

Oct. 23, 2017 - Jason Boucher Letter to the Portsmouth Herald

Nancy Pearson, Cliff Lazenby for City Council

Oct. 20, 2017 - Duncan Craig Letter to the Portsmouth Herald


Letters to the Editor

Views of All City Wards Need to Be Heard

Oct 31, 2015 - While there is always plenty at stake with local elections, this year there has been an upswell of discussion about how our government represents all of our citizens. Are the interests of neighborhoods in all wards represented?

Peverly Hill Now; Clarify CIP Priorities

Feb 12, 2015 - It is encouraging to read support from The Herald and some on the City Council for needed improvements to the Peverly Hill neighborhood. However even as we urge their project higher on the priority list, there are larger system-wide issues to address with our Capital Improvement process.

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Portsmouth City Council Hopefuls Share Views

Nov 1, 2017 - Residents packed the Levenson Room at the Portsmouth Public Library to hear from the candidates during the forum, which was sponsored by the Friends of the South End.

City Council Candidates Talk Hot-Button Topics

Oct 13, 2017 - Lazenby raised what he described as the major issue of drinking water. "Even if you put Coakley and Pease aside, access to drinking water is an issue that we have to pay attention to as a country, as a region," Lazenby said. "When you talk about Coakley, I think it's also the elephant in the room that we as a city need to look at. There is a moral responsibility and legal and financial risk ahead for the city and taxpayers."

Lazenby Announces Run For City Council

Elwyn Park resident Cliff Lazenby officially filed to run for City Council on Monday.

Portsmouth Neighborhoods Seek More Attention

Jan 19, 2016 - Cliff Lazenby, newly appointed chairman of the Mayor’s Blue Ribbon Citywide Neighborhood Committee, said the group would like to engage the City Council with the five ward districts.

Group Questions Distribution of CIP Funds

Feb 3, 2015 - Committee member Cliff Lazenby conducted his own study to determine where neighborhood-specific capital improvement projects (CIPs) are being done in the city, after his committee failed to convince city councilors to adopt a similar mechanism.

Portsmouth Residents Call Attention To Neighborhood Needs

Oct 21, 2013 - For McKinley Road residents Cliff and Stephanie Lazenby, the issue on their minds as the city election approaches has much more to do with the safety of their school-aged children and their fellow neighbors than anything else.

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Strong Field of Candidates for City Council

Sep 19, 2017

Praise For Ward Assignments for Councilors (Herald Editorial)

Jan 25, 2016 - Kudos to Portsmouth's Mayor's Blue Ribbon Citywide Neighborhood Committee for working to increase the connectivity between the City Council and the various neighborhoods of Portsmouth.

Effective Citizenship Requires Hard Work (Herald Editorial)

Oct 28, 2013 - Neighborhood issues are the city’s issues, even if they are not as predominant nor as popular as parking and development. Cliff and Stephanie Lazenby of Elwyn Park’s McKinley Road said the safety of their and their neighbors’ school-aged children is a top concern. This is due both to motorists regularly breaking speed limits and the fact there are no sidewalks in a neighborhood of 375 or so homes.

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Community Events Spearheaded by Cliff

Ward 1 Residents Discuss Future Projects

Nov 3, 2016 - More than 100 people attended a Ward 1 meeting at New Franklin School, where they heard from city officials about upcoming projects in the ward.

Portsmouth Resident Forum with NH Lawmakers

Mar 27, 2017 - The panel of lawmakers will discuss legislation they are working on, legislation likely to impact Portsmouth and there will be a question-and-answer session. This is a citywide, non-partisan event and all Portsmouth residents welcome.

Night Out Brings Neighbors Together

Aug 3, 2011 - For Atlantic Heights residents seeking to ramp up neighborhood safety, it was a night that couldn't have come at a better time. For those in the Elwyn Park neighborhood, Tuesday evening was a chance to meet new neighbors and express concerns over speeding drivers. In the South End, it was about enjoying what the neighborhood has to offer.

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