LETTER: DTC believes they can sidestep town charter

To the Editor:

I recall reading somewhere that “any time a vacancy occurs on the Board of Selectmen, including First Selectman, a replacement, who shall be registered with the same political party as the person vacating the office, shall be designated by the remaining Selectmen.” If you had guessed that “somewhere” was Fairfield’s Town Charter you’d be right!

That language would on its face seem simple enough for anyone of us to understand. That process for filling vacancies is straightforward enough, and it is essentially the same process for all boards in the Town of Fairfield. It is a process which has been followed by the town for many years and it was put in place for good reasons. The Democrat Town Committee had no objections to that process for Democrats now serving on the Board of Finance who are serving out remaining terms for other Democrats.

So let’s just come right out and say what we all know to be true, the Democrat Town Committee’s petition to force a special election for selectman was nothing more than an attempt by the DTC to circumvent the town charter. They can march around the town green as much as it pleases them, they can pretend that they represent the will of the people. The democrat appointed Town Attorney can even tell us (remarkably) that “vacancy” in this case means vacancy for something other than the unexpired term of office, but all this is nothing more than an attempt at an end around. Being in the minority on the board of selectmen is a new experience for them, they don’t like it, and now they are trying to regain control because they believe they can sidestep the Town Charter. It’s as simple as that.

Ray Neuberger

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  • Slim_Charles

    Zezima voted for Malloy 3x. Pinocchio Zezima loves to spend retired folks social security money on bad ideas like this. Please Vote for Ed Bateson to keep taxes from rising. No more Pinocchio Zezima and Danny Malloy

    • Slim_Charles

      By the way, Zezima and the Dems plan for Fairfield is bring In low income housing and destroy our neighborhoods and quality of life. The democrat plan for growth is to flood the town with low income housing so we get federal money. Zezima seeks to destroy your property value. She is an evil communist that voted for Malloy

  • Matt

    Well said, Ray. Town Democrats don’t care about the “will of the people”….they only care about their own agenda. If Democrats really did care, they’d end this useless charade.

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