Jeff Ramer

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RAMER: Whose Budget is this ?

Jeff Ramer - Greenwich Free Press

” Low taxes are great. Stinginess is not. One time gimmicks that compromise fund balances, risk funds, and sound capital financing certainly are not. To me, these party-line votes were mean and unsound budgeting.” – Jeff Ramer, Democratic member of the Board of Estimate and Taxation Continue Reading →

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Special BET Meeting to Reconsider FY ’21 Budget Amounts to Lengthy Argument over Robert’s Rules, Adjournment

The BET held a special meeting via Zoom on Tuesday afternoon with just one item on the agenda: to reconsider FY 21 approved budget before it gets sent on to the RTM for approval. The special meeting was scheduled at the request of Democrats on the BET after an outcry from public school parents over cuts to the education budget. The Republican controlled BET had voted last week during a contentious meeting to cut $3 million from the education budget leaving it at current academic year spending levels. The Democrats had proposed instead a $700,000 cut. Despite the meeting lasting only about 40 minutes, and almost 400 people listening on mute, most of the session was taken up by arguments over motions, Robert’s Rules of Order, and consulting the new Town Attorney Vin Marino. Continue Reading →

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CAMILLO: BET Democrats Unnecessarily Attacked Town Staff on PAYT

“…I would be happy to continue this discussion and move the implementation back a year or so and support a tipping fee to act as a bridge until the public has had enough time to see the true benefits of the program and its value to the community.” – Fred Camillo, Greenwich First Selectman Continue Reading →

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LETTER: Everything You Need to Know About Democratic Leadership on the BET and What to Expect Going Forward

“The Democrats have two years of track record in the majority and have demonstrated proven results.” – Laura Erickson, Miriam Kreuzer, Beth Krumeich, Leslie Moriarty, Jeff Ramer and David Weisbrod Continue Reading →

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Candidates Speak at Largest Turnout in Decades for Greenwich Democrats Annual Picnic

Greenwich Democrats Annual Picnic featured remarks from Richard Blumenthal, Governor Ned Lamont, Congressman Jim Himes, Senator Chris Murphy, Attorney General William Tong, Secretary of State Denise Merrill, State Senator Alex Bergstein, State Rep Steve Meskers and Greenwich Candidates including Jill Oberlander and Sandy Litvack. Continue Reading →

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Republican Selectmen Demur on Investigation of Unauthorized Filming; Democrats Cry “Felony,” “Inside Job”

“Gentlemen, this appears as though it was an inside job. It had to be an inside job. We are sitting here today rapidly approaching 90 days since it was brought to anyone’s attention, giving those involved plenty of time to destroy records and cover up the tracks.” – Tony Turner, DTC Chair Continue Reading →

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