HOW WILL PEOPLE FIND OUT ABOUT WHO IS RUNNING FOR WHAT OFFICE AND WHY? ELSEWHERE?
MORE AND MORE THIS IS LOOKING LIKE NOT TO BE IN SPECIAL SESSION 2019...
LESSONS LEARNED? CAN TRAFFIC FLOW MORE EASILY...IF HIGHEST TRAFFIC HOUR OCCURS EVERY OTHER WEEKEND?
I think our road system is at or near capacity- you
can tell when it take an hour or 2 to drive to Stamford...think twice
before going anywhere?
However, the culture of phony "transparency" only
makes more shocking the news of full-scale corruption - and gets elected
a foe of tolls in Fairfield;
And all politics is local department: When you
get too much in step with State Government/Legislative mandates, you are
vulnerable in a local election.
Top, Debate site. Left, Weston Police Department and its 24/7 prescription drug drop off
(L - R) Bill Brady
(who took a 30 second opportunity to let people know about 24/7
prescription drug drop off); Jess DiPasquale, David Muller,
MY FAVORITE QUESTION (#12) GOT ANSWERS -
@ 1 hour, 3 minutes plus. And the next one (13) was terrific,
too! #15 was actually a great "closing statement." FYI: Each question can be a maximum of 5 minutes for all 4 to answer...
HERE IS THE LINK TO WESTON LWV: http://www.lwvweston.org/
Police Budget is mostly made up of salaries.Is there any way to reduce the increase in your budget over time?
you have a handle on overtime?This has
always been a problem.Is it still?
are the trouble spots for traffic in town?
can we not have “red light” speed cameras to ticket speeders – there are
companies that can do this – and it would raise revenue?
we need any more traffic lights based upon volume increases in rush hour or
the Police Commission play a stronger role in school safety?
training is given to officers handling domestic violence cases?Is it sufficient?
can the Police Department and Police Commission more effectively contribute to
reducing the incidence of teenage drug and alcohol usage?
training is given to officers about handling mental health related
incidences?Is it sufficient to the
10.With the absence of the Weston Forum what are
the resources you intend to use to communicate the Commission’s top priorities
and vital information to the community?
Commission received funds for purchase of a drone in the last budget. What are you using it for?What should it be used for in the coming
12.The Town Plan consultant has received traffic
counts and analyzed them recently.What
input can you offer to the expansion of Town Center proposals along Route 57?
13.Should the Commission run a safety program
either for students in the schools or for everyone on speeding?
14.What is the most frequent crime committed in
Weston?What is the most serious?
15.What is the biggest single issue for the
Police Commission to address in the near future?
The following video on "The State of the Town" is presented by The League of Women Voters® of Weston, Connecticut.
It features a distinguished panel comprised of the members of Weston's
Board of Selectmen, who are running unopposed in the 2019 election.
This event was recorded on October 5, 2019, at the Weston Public Library, Weston, Connecticut.
[Note: For best
viewing quality click the gear-shaped icon that will appear near the
lower right corner of the video window when the video starts to play,
and under "Quality" select "1080p" if it isn't already selected
(assuming you have a reasonably high speed Internet connection). Also,
if you wish, click the square icon that is nearby at the lower right
corner to play the video full screen].
We visited the Town Clerk's Office at Town Hall this afternoon, July 24,
2019 at 4pm and found out: Major Parties' nominees shown at WestonLWV.
A CONTESTED ELECTION FOR THE POLICE COMMISSION
Left to right: Beth Gralnick (D), David Muller as we knew him on the Board of Selectmen (D), Bill Brady
(R), and Jess Dipasquale (R). Original graphics from our own
photos from our files.
The only major board to be contested this year would be...the Police Commission; as we define "major" this means one dealing with "global" issues.
will be: NOTE - it might be interesting for the general public to
find out more about what they are charged to do and as we often say
ZBA, for sure,
and we're still checking...you never know what might happen!!!
PUBLIC NOTICE AND/OR ANNOUNCEMENT OF CAUCUS:
What will be the issues?
For the Board of Selectmen
For P&Z, Z.B.A.
For the Board of Education
For the Finance Board
For the Police Commission
How many seats on how many boards or commissions will be on the ballot - and contested?
We think this will be an education in itself just figuring out the answers...
Byzantine process - too complicated for anyone but the LWV to figure out.
LWV will have to make a report on this for widespread distribution. How about a video for the internet explaining stuff?