Tymniak emphasizes differences in how Fairfield town government should be run

Chris Tymniak, candidate for Fairfield First Selectman

Chris Tymniak, candidate for Fairfield First Selectman

The Fairfield RTM meeting last night highlighted a clear distinction between the management styles of the current First Selectman and me.

For the fourth consecutive year under this administration, Fairfield taxpayers will see an increase in their annual tax bill. Although this year’s increase is modestly lower than the previous three increases, we can no longer accept higher spending levels each year as the status quo.

The First Selectman claims that the increase this year is “only” 1.6% but that number relies on one-time savings that cannot be relied upon in the years following the November election. I pledge that if elected First Selectman, I will not employ such fiscal gimmickry. As First Selectman I will propose structural reforms and remedies instead of annual spending increases.

There are responsible ways to craft our town budget that will actually build a stronger financial future than simply passing along each year more costs to residents in the form of taxes. I believe that we can achieve better solutions that involve structural permanent ways of lowering costs through:

• Efficiencies;

• Regionalizing certain assists; and

• Revisions to the Town Charter to give more control to taxpayers over bonding and budget increases.

The bottom line is that Fairfield is an exceptional place to live, but our town government can be managed much better. We can grow our grand list, improve local service and maintain and improve our outstanding schools — and we can achieve those things and more without asking taxpayers for more money each year.”

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