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In the almost 18 months since taking office, we have accomplished a great deal and addressed many of the challenges that were confronting our community. We have ended the daily drama and embarrassing news stories, restored open and ethical government, replaced the Town Manager, rebuilt our Finance Department, debunked the false-bankruptcy narrative, fully funded our schools, aggressively negotiated five taxpayer-friendly union contracts, saved millions of dollars in retirement expenses (OPEB), restored a balanced budget, replenished plundered reserves, put Council meetings online, restored services to our seniors and fully engaged the residents. We also took unprecedented steps to lessen the tax burden on residents (reallocated to other tax classes with the support of the Chamber) and kept the tax increase on residents to a low 0.9%.
The next two years will no doubt bring greater and unforeseen challenges, as we are anticipating dramatic cuts in State aid due to the crisis. We are prepared for this, but once it happens, a deep understanding of our municipal finances and options available to us will be critical in making sure we can provide the services that our residents require and the education that our children deserve. I am running for reelection because I believe that my experience, skills and commitment to doing the work can help us continue along our current positive path, while navigating this crisis.