He's the long time Executive Director of the Realtor Association of Southeastern Massachusetts, formerly known as the Southeastern Mass Association of Realtors. As an exclusive to Brian's Beat, Paul Chasse announced he's a candidate for Ward 5 New Bedford City Council.

Chasse gives us his view on Mayor Mitchell's push for a sweeping moratorium on recreational pot manufacturing and sales, crime statistics and the city's residency law. Job 1 is economic development to reduce the tax burden.

Editor’s Note:   Brian Thomas is the host of Brian’s Beat on 1420 WBSM New Bedford.  He can be heard weekdays from 10am-Noon and Saturdays from 6am-9am.  The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.