About Us

Founded in 1962, the Civic League For New Castle County is an organization comprised of community civic associations, umbrella civic groups, good government groups, businesses, and interested individuals. The League provides a forum for education about, discussion of, and action on issues relating to the impact of government on the quality of life in New Castle County

Friday, August 24, 2012

Watch The CLNCC 2012 Delaware Primary Candidate Forum On YouTube!

The Civic League Meeting/Candidate Forum held on Tuesday is now available on Youtube.

We have four videos.

1) Vincent White discusses the role of the Delaware Real Estate Comission and current issues.

2) The Delaware State Legislative Candidate Forum. Six Democratic Party candidates running for different seats in the state legislature discussed issues.

3) Candidate Forum For Insurance Comissioner. All four Democratic Primary candidates participated in this forum.

4) New Castle County Candidate Forum. The two Democratic candidates for County President and four candidates for County Exec participated in this forum.

-Dave Tancredi


Monday, August 13, 2012

New Castle County Pre-Primary Forum Line Up!

August 15th

WDEL-1150 AM New Castle County Executive Debate 

at the New Castle County Chamber building

12 Penns Way

New Castle, DE 19720
(302) 737-4343
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Aired live, listen in!

August 20th 
Greater Hockessin Area Development Association Forum
at the Hockessin Memorial Hall
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM


1st - State Rep District Primary (R) Nick Manolakos & (R) Joe Miro
2nd - County Council President Primary (D) Chris Bullock & (D) Rene Taschner
Final - County Executive Primary (D) Paul Clark, (D) Tom Gordon, (D) Jon Husband, (D) Bill Shahan.

August 21st
Civic League For New Castle County Forum

at the Delaware State Police Troop 2 Building 
100 La Grange Ave
Newark, DE
7:00 PM - 9:00P M

James Burton 15th Rep
Bill Dunn 19th Rep
Jim Martin 1st Senate
Claudia Bock and Paul Baumbach 23rd Rep ( they are @ 7PM due to another event)
Tony Deluca and Bryan Townsend 11th Senate
Spinarelli -US Senate
Paul Gallagher, Mitch Crane and Karen Weldin Stewert - Insurance Commissioner
J.Christopher Bullock and Rene Taschner - County Council President
Jonathan Husband, Bill Shahan, Tom  Gordon & Paul Clark - County Executive

August 25th

UUFN Social Justice Committee and Newark Post Forum

at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Newark
420 Willa Road
Newark, Delaware 19711 
(All Day)

August 28th
Delaware Agents For Change Forum
at the Ezion Fair Baptist Church
1400 B St, Wilmington, DE 19801
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

And don't forget the Community Crossfire Mayoral Debate August 19th on Channel 28 from 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM. You can call in your questions, live!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

CLNCC Primary Candidate's Forum Set For 7PM August 21st In Bear - Also Woodlawn Trustees Will Discuss Brandywine Area Park


At 7PM on August 21st, 2012, the Civic League for New Castle County will conduct a candidate forum targeting the primary races for both State and County positions. The candidates will have responded to these questions ahead of time:

Proposed questions for candidates and incumbents at our August Candidate Forum- Charlie Weymouth  
1.  In  three  sentences  or  less,  what  responsibilities  should  the  County uphold and what duties should it carry forth? 
2.  What  incentives  for  economic  improvement  do  you  believe  County government should offer?  To what selective bodies — agriculture, trade, research,  corporate  law,  finance?  Do  you  see  any  importance  of  a residential population growth requiring a precedent economy? 
3. What duties should you perform? Do you foresee needed changes and what should they be? 
4.  Regarding  Land  Use  and  the  present  UDC,  what  does  the  term "concurrence" mean?  Do you believe it is being presently consistently applied?  Do you think the UDC should remain intact?  If not, what changes would you propose? 
5. In land use changes, what infrastructure should be funded?  By who?  Do you think schools, local roads, sewer,  library, police services should be incorporated in the County budget?  Is the present system adequate?  Do you see any problems in traffic flow of our interstate highways due to our directly and immediately adjacent commercial usage? 
6. Should residential growth in our unincorporated areas be encouraged? Who should pay for the infrastructure? 
7. What are the truly 'vital' services the County should perform? 
8. What local services, and for what infrastructure should local residents pay?  Should local taxes be increased if such local services are to be paid by local residents? 
9.  Should  Municipal  and  County  Governments  be  combined  in a Metropolitan  form  to  concentrate  for  efficiency  and  coordination  of services? 
10.  What  do  you  include  as  "infrastructure"  when  speaking  of  Federal,  State,  County,  Municipal government?  What annual contributions into the County Government are Federally and State funded? 
11. Do you think County Government has been best representing your local constituents? 
12.  How  do  you  think reduction  of  our  National  debt  should  impact State  and,  particularly,  County programs? 
13. In establishing a Capital project, due think an inducement for such a project should be to establish and maintain ongoing personnel as a legitimate purpose in founding such project?  Do you see any urgent Capital needs? 
14. Do you believe County Government should endorse "open shop"? 
15. Do  you  believe County  taxpayer  contributions  to retirement  benefits  and  pensions  for County employees are equitable? 
16. Regarding County Police responses, what percent do you believe, result in restraint and arrest? 
17. Should fire response for the County remain essentially volunteer?
More  questions for candidates for County office - Fritz Griesinger

1.  Would you support the Delaware State Real Estate Commission seller's disclosure form regarding affordable housing and workforce housing?
2.  Would you support all potential buyers in a workforce / affordable  community be given a disclosure sheet concerning the 15 builder incentives? 

Prior to the forum, we will introduce Vince White, a  member and former President of  the  Delaware Real Estate Commission, and epresentative(s) from the Woodlawn Trustees on the aspect of a new public park in the Brandywine Hundred area.

We will meet at 6:00 PM in the Paris Community Room at Delaware State Police Troop 2
100 LaGrange Avenue (across from Glasgow Regional Park) in Bear
Tentative agenda times:
6:00 PM Woodlawn Trustees
6:30 PM Delaware Real Estate Commission member
7:00 PM primary candidate forum, with questions already distributed to candidates.
9:00 PM Adjournment
In this election year a national business news organization has given Delaware voters important points
to  ponder  as  both  the  primary  and  general  election  dates  approach.  I,  like many,  have received
campaign literature expounding "all the hard work" purported to have been done by those holding
elected office.  Well, how about Delaware's having slipped again in the national rankings for "Quality of
Life",  now to #49,  just above Louisiana,  and confirmed in a July 13th, 2012 email from the Delaware
House of Representatives! The 2012 rankings by CNBC, list Delaware with an overall ranking of 43 ( out of 50 ), a drop from #36 in 2011.

Hope you can attend.
Chuck Mulholland
President, Civic League for New Castle CountyP