Assistant Town Attorney Aamina Ahmad said the town legal dept determine the motion to amend a proposed ordinance to direct 50% of fire dept fees to the Affordable Housing Trust Fund was not in legal order.
Tom Byrne disagreed. He said the RTM was the ordinance-adopting authority in town. He urged appealing the Law Department’s opinion. Continue Reading →
“The last-minute appropriations for an elevator and sewage abatement amount to inadequate stop-gap measures, more likely to interfere with rather than advance a well-planned, holistic plan and were not based on vetted professional assessments.” – Signed by 17 District 6 RTM Representatives Continue Reading →
RTM member Brian Raney from district 9 joined Moderator pro tempore Alexis Voulgaris in seeking to succeed Tom Byrne in the position of RTM moderator.
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Moderator Tom Byrne explained that once a vote is announced, it is recorded and cannot be changed. “Any rule to the contrary would lead to chaos.” Continue Reading →
After passionate comments from the 50 people who signed up in advance to speak, the vote was 121 in favor, 68 opposed and 5 abstentions. Continue Reading →
While the donor had requested to be anonymous, the concerns about transparency continued, and ultimately, Police Chief Heavey shared the name of the donor during the meeting. Continue Reading →
“NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that it is the sense of the Representative Town Meeting of the Town of Greenwich that within two days the Town’s parks, golf course and beaches should be at least partially reopened, with reasonable restrictions and guidelines…” Continue Reading →
Monday night’s RTM set a record, with 228 out of 230 members in attendance via Zoom. Continue Reading →
Long before he was arrested for sexual assault, Christopher von Keyserling’s behavior triggered formation of a “decorum committee” who wrote 24-page report concluding that the RTM leader had personally attacked a woman nominated to the Wetlands Agency. Continue Reading →