True leadership is about making life better for all in Fairfield

To the Editor:

True leadership is not about cutting small percentages out of the budget, hobbling the town when we need to reserve funds. The current RTM leadership is presenting a paper tiger as a true tax savings, while underplaying the fact that this was done against the Republican led finance committee’s advisement.

This removal of $820,000 from the town side budget’s contingency led to an average of $31 dollars savings a year, per household. This amount is not worth losing library hours, public works support and support for the police and fire departments. Not to mention, the cut further tightened a lean budget in a time when it was well known the state was having huge budget problems and our town would likely be affected.

Thanks to the governance of Mike Tetreau and team, true prudence in fiscal and social policy has led the way. This means that despite not having a commitment from the state as of yet, Fairfield operates with minimal disruption to our services. Fairfield has maintained the triple-A bond rating, as well — saving us actual money. 

I call upon the town’s people to come out to vote on Tuesday, Nov. 7th and champion the leadership and democratic values that makes Fairfield such a great town.

Laura Silence

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