Monday, January 05, 2009

Regionalization movement

From the MRJs Amanda Falcone:

Mayors from large cities, mid-size community leaders and first selectmen from Connecticut's smallest towns were in agreement Monday - it's time for change, and they had a list of proposals that involve regional cooperation and tax increases. They added that the state should not cut funding for cities and towns.

Cheshire is involved with a number of consortiums - from regional public safety agreements to library service buying agreements. I'm not sure how regionalization would improve the situation for the town though. And I also don't accept the notion that taxes must increase every year... well, unless you're a tax'n'spender who simply likes to have money to spend on your own pet projects.

I'm sure Councilman Turf wants to increase taxes... though you'll never hear such an admission.

Tim White


Anonymous said...

Regionalism is a means to limit transparency and accountatibility. When money is wasted or a dumb decision gets made, it just lets the local pols point fingers at someone out of town.

Anonymous said...

I agree it's time for a change - Reduce spending!!!