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SEEC to Investigate Complaint against RTM Candidates, Fiscal Freedom for CT

The SEEC has agreed to investigate a complaint by Lorelei O’Hagan against Fiscal Freedom for CT, Laura Gladstone and others. The complaint alleges coordination and impermissible expenditures from Fiscal Freedom of CT on behalf of RTM candidates, including one or more of its own members, in the Nov 5, 2019 municipal election. Continue Reading →

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Meet Cheryl Trepp Moss, Democratic Candidate for State Rep in District 151

Last week the DTC nominated a relative newcomer to local politics, Cheryl Trepp Moss, to run for State Rep in District 151, the seat vacated by Fred Camillo. Moss, who is District 8 chair on the RTM is married and lives in Cos Cob. She graduated from GHS as did her three sons. Continue Reading →

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PERLOE: Why I’m Running for RTM as a District 8 Write-In Candidate

“when a candidate is likely guaranteed a seat on the RTM who espouses violence (“if you try to take my guns it will be an attack on my freedom. Attacking my freedom will end poorly for you.”) and blatant xenophobia (“This is America!! If you love Mexico so much, move.”), who denies climate change (“Fake News: Weather Crisis.”) and supports a Congressional candidate so offensive she’s banned by major social media platforms (Laura Loomis, FL-21), I feel voters in District 8 (Cos Cob) deserve an alternative choice.” – Jonathan Perloe Continue Reading →

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Lucia Jansen: No More “Ready Fire Aim” Fire Planning

Submitted by Lucia Jansen

On May 13, 2019, the RTM approved the BET’s proposed $444 million general FY19-20 fund budget. Included in the budget is $75,000 for an independent town-wide fire study that was added by the BET after a unanimous vote. During the BET budget hearings with the fire department, it showed that there were serious gaps in town-wide fire incident and response time data. Lacking sufficient data, of course, makes it difficult to determine effective and required fire department staffing levels. Additionally, the Office of First Selectman and Fire Department’s report to the RTM and BET revealed that town benchmarking data using national standard criteria for response times, including call processing, turnout, and travel times, was either non-existent, non-compliant (e.g., far beyond recommended standards), or excluded data from our important volunteer fire stations located in the area in which the shortfall in service is claimed. Continue Reading →

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