In a rare news release, Mayor Art Ward had this to say:
In the effort of affording our community the ability to sustain itself through these difficult economic times, I met with our State legislative delegation, State Senator Thomas Colapietro, Representative William Hamzy, Representative Frank Nicastro and Representative Christopher Wright, the Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Philip Streifer and Executive Director of the Chamber of Commerce, Michael Nicastro on Wednesday, December 9th.
The meeting addressed a review of potential actions to be considered if a Special Session of the State Legislature is convened, as Governor Rell has proposed. This Special Session would have a direct impact on the operations and delivery of services, as presently provided though our local government, if proposed cuts in municipal aid to cities and towns is enacted. Considerable attention centered on the renewed call for consideration of relief from the lists of both partially unfunded and totally unfunded mandates.
As always, we welcome and appreciate the ideas and suggestions of all our citizens, our business community and anyone concerned with the economic vitality of our community.
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