Please go to the Official Website for the real GOP reports!!!
R E P U B L I C A N    T O W N    C O M M I T T E E    W E B S I T E    L I N K    H E R E
  

CONGRATULATIONS SENATOR TONY HWANG ON YOUR RE-ELECTION!!!
                                                               
REGISTER TO VOTE HERE: https://voterregistration.ct.gov/OLVR/welcome.do

Local matters...CT State links.  Issues impact?  President's Facebook Page

      

C.G.A. 2018 Session over.  




FINANCE BOARD NEW MEMBERS BELOW:

 
THANKS JERRY, FOR ALL YOUR WISDOM THROUGH THE YEARS
No one can replace Jerry for knowledge and history - but these two together have a shot at it!!!  Good luck Greg (l) and Jeff.(r)


  
POST LABOR DAY AM-PM MEETINGS BEGINS AT 9AM
Stephan leads discussion of Town Plan update and strongly favors the efforts of P&Z to take a look at tweaking the Plan,
while not throwing away those elements of zoning that have made Weston CT the place it is..


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AUGUST PRIMARIES OVER NOW



LEGISLATIVE UPDATE JUNE 12th FROM OUR SENATORS AND REPRESENTATIVE.

What happened and perhaps more importantly, DID NOT HAPPEN - no VETO overrides.




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No quorum at ATBM.  Budget passes 3-1 with 9% turnout.  Dog Part got 25% turnout.


SPECIAL TOWN MEETING ADJOURNED TO THE MACHINES IN TOWN HALL MEETING ROOM
Stephan had recused himself from the issue of the Dog Park, after initial Selectmen's meetings, citing perceived conflict of interest.


  
GUESS WHAT?  The Environment Committee - SB103 was JF'd to the floor for a statewide ban...
Feb. 1, 2018 Board of Selectmen and Selectmen's Review of School Budget (2-6-18)
During debate on the matter of proposing a fracking ordinance, Stephan points out that the wording proposed by its advocate at the
previous Selectmen's meeting was intended to be included in all contracts.  In addition his concern is for wasting town resources on a
matter that did not pose an immediate threat. 2-1 to send the draft to Town Attorney for review.


DOGS JUST WANT TO BE DOGS
Is it a question of preserving linked parcels of open space v. a dog park?  Stephan thinks not.  Suggesting shared parking.
No more paving over Weston - that's something we all agree about!  Applause followed.



What are our busy Republicans doing for the holiday season?
In the case of the Board of Education and Board of Selectmen, working on their budgets FY'19!


B O A R D    O F   E D U C A T I O N


Vice-Chair of Board of Education, Ellen.
Facilities Sub-Committee Chair.

Other sub-committees chaired by Republicans:
    
Jacqueline: Finance and C.A.B.E 


Dan: Policy, Negotiations, C.E.S. 

What's up?
And new Board of Education relies on experienced Republicans to Chair. six (6) of nine (9) sub-committees - so our point about
"experience counts," while not winning the day on Chairperson of the Board itself, is confirmed, as the Facilities, Finance, Policy,
Negotiations, C.E.S., and C.A.B.E. Sub-Committees have Republican Chairs.  These are the real working bodies.
 

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ELECTED NOV. 7th, Stephan now the Republican Selectman!  Calls for implementation review of Town Plan ideas!


DEFINITION OF CIVILITY
Stephan doing a great job in his first meetings commenting that the "gift" ordinance is a terrific and well written document. 


TASK AHEAD FOR SELECTMAN GROZINGER:  GETTING READY FOR WESTON BUDGET PROCESS  FY'19
Short form"notes" for understanding the budget process below - (click to enlarge) as we understand the process post - 11-14-16 change.
There are three big dates mentioned for the public - those within circles are opportunities to speak in public:

Other dates are for the First Selectman to remember (First Selectman is in charge of producing an operating budget and conducting
reviews of town department budgets to present to the Board of Selectmen); as well as Capital Budget Committee recommendations for
Town and School requests for long term, but not bonded, capital projects.



Expect the Board of Selectmen to consider any number if ways to minimize increases to the tax burden on voters.

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We offer this note from CTNEWSJUNKIE regarding why it "turned out" as it did:

http://www.ctnewsjunkie.com/archives/entry/as_dust_settles_on_election_2017_democrats_claim_victory_11_8_2017/#more




S A T U R D A Y ,   O C T O B E R    7 T H ,   T O W N    H A L L   D E B A T E S
   

Thank you LWVCT Moderator, League of Women Voters of Weston and Channel 79 for presenting candidates and voters with this opportunity.



The top of our ticket, and thanks you for all you've done...unfortunately national politics interfered. 
NINA AND STEPHAN:  They've got it covered - education, land use and keeping us afloat in choppy financial times for CT.







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SENATORIAL ELECTION COMING

http://www.stamfordadvocate.com/local/article/Former-GOP-lawmaker-calls-for-election-probe-of-11068907.php

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NO CASINO GAMBLING YET...
Bill passes both houses of the Legislature "on furnishing or receiving police assistance"


NOT TALKING ABOUT CT FINANCES...
Special LWV of Weston meeting to remind everyone of the other problem at the Connecticut Legislature...its penchant for
seeing no further into the future than the end of their noses. 

Just say "no" to more gambling!!!

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CONGRATULATIONS SENATOR BOUCHER AND GOOD LUCK WITH NEW RESPONSIBILITES!!! 
CONNECTICUT SENATE 18 - 18 IS TIED FOR 2017 - 2019 BIENNIAL SESSION NOW UNDERWAY...


(L) Congratulations Senator Hwang on re-election and welcome ADAM DUNSBY (R), State Rep. 135th District (on Environment Committee)
WATCH 135th District Debate in Weston:  http://www.thewestonforum.com/70205/election-2016-dunsby-troy-share-similar-goals-but-different-paths/



      
Direct link to new President on youtube Remember this from the campaign?

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PANEL DISCUSSION AS REPORTED:  http://www.thewestonforum.com/68664/panel-discusses-opioid-crisis-at-forum-in-weston/




2017, THIS YEAR...ATBM had no quorum (107 present instead of 130); Nina calls in the numbers to FORUM

At Referendum 2017 all three budgets passed with 580 voting:
507-71 (2 not voting) - Town;
483-97 - School
493-85 - (2 not voting) - Capital
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2016 REFERENDUM FOLLOWED A.T.B.M. - THAT HAD A QUORUM THIS YEAR! 

All three budgets pass:  533 - 40 (Town);  509 - 63 (School);  526 - 47 (Capital). 
Referendum votes from after A.T.B.M. plus Thursday's Referendum voting = 575

Bravo Nina and Dennis for rebounding from having school budget go down in 2015!!!


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A P R I L    2 6 ,   2 0 1 6   P R E S I D E N T I A L   P R E F E R E N C E    P R I M A R Y    R E S U L T S :   T R U M P   W I N S
TRUMP 454,
KASICH 413,
CRUZ 94

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WHAT'S UP?
First Selectman Nina Daniel has expressed succinctly the significance of this historical building/structure to the Town.  As
well as importance of Historic District entry to the town, too!!!

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W E S T O N    W A T C H    O U T    :    S T U D Y    R E P O R T
Weston has lowest "child poverty rate" - Weston has highest median income, highest % of bachelor's degrees (25yrs and older)...
More study:  http://f2q4j2hltvexe31v1j1b8w14.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/DataHaven_FairfieldCounty_Wellbeing-1.pdf

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First snow emergency for new Board of Selectmen January 23rd...2016
S W E A R I N G  -  I N    C E R E M O N Y    N O V E M B E R    1 0 ,    2 0 1 5  :   T H E    S O U N D    F I L E

Salute and color guard (please note picture is below caption on this "picture story"... 



Audience excited! Candidates who could make it excited, too!

  
Business of the meeting...those not sworn in will be before they take action!


A brand-new face on the Board of Education!



Weston's two State Senators front and center...

  

 TOP OF THE TICKET LOOKS HAPPY TO US!!! 
Before the mantle of leadership weighs her down, the new First Selectman proposed to share power with the people.



Swearing-in:  Nicole sang, Nina waved to crowd and her son...and our new First Selectman Nina hasn't skipped a beat!


The people spoke. 
CONGRATULATIONS TO EVERY SINGLE REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE -  BRAVO!!!  GREAT PICTURE HERE:  Channel 12 news.


W E S T O N    L I B R A R Y    D E B A T E    L I N K :     www.lwvweston.org


  
WESTON GOP FIELDS A PERFECT COMBINATION OF TALENTS AND EXPERIENCE - READ FORUM ENDORSEMENTS TODAY!!!
Nina Daniel and Dennis Tracey, a pair you can depend on!

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Will we gain the majority in the CT State Senate on Nov. 6, 2018?  Previous outreach...




Weston's legislators always busy...Westport-Weston Chamber of Commerce above...at Lachat, below.







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CT SENATE GOP:

Weston has the best Senators.  Town divided for State Senate districts - #26 ("District 2") and #28 (District 1");


26th Senatorial District - NORWALK HOUR ENDORSED FOR RE-ELECTION



 
28th Senatorial District


  
SATURDAY BEFORE "BLUE PRINT" PH - RIGHT, AFTER 4th DISTRICT CONVENTION UNANIMOUSLY NAMES JOHN!!!
Senator Hwang and Rep. Shaban give Legislative update Saturday before the Monday Public Hearing on the GOP budget alternative.

CT HOUSE GOP:

135th District

CH12/FOCUS ON CT -   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7Sy-LenmvQ&feature=youtu.be&list=PLC3BC5ECD69F44EF6

SPECIAL INFORMATION MEETING ABOUT OBAMACARE



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ISSUES FACING WESTON:

How will state finances cause other disadvantageous impacts on Weston? 

School Security

Weston Republicans in local government set an example...and work in non-Partisan way!

Regional Transportation/Planning background:

EDUCATION MANDATE RELIEF
PEDESTRIAN CIRCULATION PLANNING
TRIAL ON LAWSUIT ON FAA OVER - NO APPEAL HEARD AT SUPREME COURT
FAA re-routing of flights over CT - what did you say?  What was that???

Transit Oriented Development (T.O.D.) and other outside funding
Will Weston receive a grant to unify circulation in and around its government-commercial center in 2017?  Ever?

Energy, etc.:
EVERSOURCE is the new name for CL&P/NU.

National politics: 
What is the outlook for 2018 Election results?

Local Politics:

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THIS IS NOT THE OFFICIAL WESTON RTC SITE.  For the official Party line:  http://www.westonrtc.org/wp/

Information links such as Town of Weston, State of Connecticut...

CNN/AllPolitics;

Polling report source

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/