Letter: Keeping Our Taxes Low

Submitted by David de Milhau Greenwich RTM – District 12 May 3, 2016

To the editor,

In an effort to keep taxes low and get good value for our tax dollars the budget overview committee of the Greenwich RTM (the town’s legislature) is proposing that the 2016 – 2017 budget be reduced by the following amounts; $1.4 million from the operating budget and $3.05 million from the capital budget.

Budget items that are removed or reduced can be brought up again in the following budget cycle.

Town officials, Board of Estimate Taxation members, and RTM members have expressed the opinion that the RTM should be more proactive regarding the budget. Recently, the RTM reorganized the budget review rules so the RTM can do a better job with the budget. There’s a lot more work to be done. These budget reductions are a great start.

Please support the “keep our taxes low initiative”. You can call or email RTM members. All the members are listed on the RTM.Greenwich.org website front page.

Click on the name for contact information. With 230 members the Greenwich RTM is the fourth-largest legislative body in the United States. It is the sovereign authority in the Greenwich town government deriving its authority directly from the people.

David de Milhau Greenwich RTM – District 12