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  • If I was the Mayor I would make sure that every child in my city would have a good education. With the best quality supplies, instruments, and PE equipment. I would make sure that the schools are also kept clean and renovated. I would make sure all of the roads are safe and the signs are clear so there would be little to no accidents. I would make sure that the hospitals are up to date with the best equipment to help look after the patients. I would try my best to keep the city safe. I would treat everyone nicely and with respect. Finally I would want fire and police departments to have the best tools to keep the city safe. That is what I would do if I was the Mayor.    

    Abby Wilson San Rafael, CA
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