April 20, 2009

Some mandate relief may be coming

The New London Day has the story.
I would say, though, that the idea of dropping printed legal notices in newspapers is a terrible one. It would eliminate the one tried-and-true method of letting the public know what's going on at city and town halls across the state.
If they all had busy, active, wonderful websites that residents routinely checked, I might agree that the requirement is archaic. But let's face it, most of the government's websites are a snooze and few people use them.
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14 comments:

disgusted said...

wow, sure wish that the state would do something rather than this republican/democratic fiasco.

Anonymous said...

We could use the money to reduce the rate of tax growth, snooze or not.

clueless said...

no one in hartford has a clue

Anonymous said...

Thank God for Art Ward.

Anonymous said...

The Second District republicans need some help. I hope the Dems come up with some decient candidates to run with Mccauley.

growing but no buds said...

3:56 - they have heeded your concerns; now it is the republican/democratic/governor fiasco.

Anonymous said...

Why doesn't Ward work on reducing some of the mandated costs of local government, as well as some of the unnecessary costs?

He has done nothing but sit on his hands and whine.

Anonymous said...

9:56:

Too bad you're not sitting on yours.

Anonymous said...

LOL 2:08 PM! That would definitely stop a LOT of the whining!!!

PROOF said...

9:56 - expand on the stupidity of your statements, offer up examples - not everyone visiting this site is stupid enough not to recognize your lack of substance - meaning - put up or shut-up STUPID.

Anonymous said...

9:23

The mayor gets over 100K/yr: it is his job to run the city in the most efficient manner possible.

What has HE done in this regard?

Why isn't he reducing staff, asking for input, soliciting ideas?

Wht hasn't called on people like Ellen Zoppo, who did the eficiency study a few years back?

Many ideas have been suggested: how many, if any, has he implemented?

I will probably get a wise cracking reply from you, but nothing of substance, as usual.

Anonymous said...

i don't think Artie needs advice from Zippo. And closing the pool was the worst idea ever.

Anonymous said...

Artie needs advice, some good advice, not just some more requests from his union buddies.

Anonymous said...

Hey Artie, is forcing us to cut our grass an unfunded (city) mandate?