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Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim, Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton, Norwalk Mayor Harry Rilling, and Trumbull First Selectman Vicki Tesoro were all re-elected, while State Rep. Fred Camillo is taking as Greenwich First Selectman from the retiring Peter Tesei.
Monroe is in some ways still a rural community -- “Our residential districts are all still called ‘residential and farming districts,’” notes First Selectman Ken Kellogg – but one that is determined to restart the competitive process for development.
“This is a refreshing concept for Monroe, bringing a new style and energy that I believe will encourage even more growth,” says First Selectman Ken Kellogg.
“With all due respect to the new governor and state legislature, this kind of a structural shift has implications that will extend far beyond the best intentions of present leadership," says Newtown First Selectman Dan Rosenthal.
"It’s important to lead with the carrot and not force peoples’ hands,” the governor said.
The $84.9 million budget brings the town’s mill rate down from 35.76 to 35.24, a 1.44 decrease from the current fiscal year.
The changes will be focused on reducing paperwork, as well as eliminating interim plan revision requirements prior to applications going before the Planning & Zoning Commission.