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
  

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

      

C.G.A. 2019 begins  January 9 and ends June 5. 

"If you have to ask 'how much?' you can't afford it" an old saying that may apply to tone of incoming leadership?

Is this the new approach to taxes in Weston, too?  

What did the question relating to taxes say about what Weston residents think?  Answer:  About half were concerned, some more
than others...don't take our word for it, click below for analysis (first "dive" into data)!





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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.. 

NOTE:  Stephan resigned his position on A.L.T. Board in Oct. 2018, as mentioned at the Jan. 14, 2019 P&Z 8-24 on Fromson-Strassler.

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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.



 

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!!!

                     

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



And for those who may wonder, 2018 was a "no quorum" too.

2017 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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Looking back...



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 FOR THESE THINGS IN 2019??
First Selectman Nina Daniel had 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" - 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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THE ROLE OF SNOW IN WESTON POLITICS




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LONG SESSION COMING JANUARY 9, 2019 - JUNE 5, 2019

 
SHORT SESSION 2018 bills that passed




CT SENATE GOP:
 
28th Senatorial District

 
RE-ELECTED IN 28th, SENATOR TONY HWANG.




SPECIAL OP-ED from Hon.Toni Boucher (CT MIRROR):
https://ctmirror.org/2019/01/16/a-republican-vision-for-a-better-connecticut/

CT HOUSE GOP:
 

G.O.P. HOUSE LEADERSHIP OP-ED:  https://www.cthousegop.com/opinion-new-budget-cycle-begins/

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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 2019? 

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

National politics impact on CT:  What is the outlook for Weston in 2019?

Local Politics:
                                                               
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Information links such as Town of Weston, State of Connecticut...

CNN/AllPolitics;

Polling report source

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/