Press Coverageof Cliff's Work in the Community
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.
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.
Oct. 30, 2017 - Cliff Lazenby Letter to the Portsmouth Herald
Nov. 3, 2017 - Monica Dorley & Jen Scumaci letter to the Portsmouth Herald
Nov. 3, 2017 - Sandi Hennequin letter to the Portsmouth Herald
Nov. 3, 2017 - Rep. Peter Somssich letter to the Portsmouth Herald
Oct. 26, 2017 - Kathy Bergeron letter to the Portsmouth Herald
Oct 25, 2017 - Sean Caughran Letter to the Portsmouth Herald
Oct 25, 2017 - Nicole Outsen Letter to the Portsmouth Herald
Oct. 24, 2017 - Linda & Ralph DiBernardo Letter to the Portsmouth Herald
Oct. 24, 2017 - Randy and Stephanie Holt Letter to the Portsmouth Herald
Oct. 24, 2017 - Scott McKee Letter to the Portsmouth Herald
Oct. 23, 2017 - Jason Boucher Letter to the Portsmouth Herald
Oct. 20, 2017 - Duncan Craig Letter to the Portsmouth Herald
Letters to the Editor
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?
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.
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.
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."
Elwyn Park resident Cliff Lazenby officially filed to run for City Council on Monday.
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.
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.
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.
- Portsmouth Neighbors Raising Voices on I-95 Noise
- Is CIP Money Being Spent Fairly
- Committee Raises Questions About Capital Project Spending
- Neighborhood Schools Still Best Option for City
- Great Things Happening at Dondero
Sep 19, 2017
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.
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.
Community Events Spearheaded by Cliff
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.
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.
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.