When I attended the Mayor’s State of the Town / Budget address, I was a little surprised.
There was nothing he said that surprised me or a moment that left me stunned. It was the number of residents in the seats.
If you took out the department heads and Town Council members who had to attend, there were less than 40 people in the East Haven High School Auditorium.
East Haven residents are hard working, passionate, community-minded individuals. It’s time to put some of that passion and sense of community to work.
It’s time more residents start attending the various East Haven Town meetings. This goes beyond the Democratic, Republican, Independent and even the Trolley Party.
These meetings give you an opportunity to see the people you voted for in action.
Attending may also give you peace of mind knowing your vote went to the right person. The best voter is an informed voter; there are more than a dozen ways for all of us to become more informed.
The meetings are at various times and days, so there’s something for everyone’s schedule.
Just a few examples: Town Council, Planning and Zoning, Board of Finance, Board of Education and The Police commissioners meeting.
Truthfully, that list just scratches the surface.
Some of the most important meetings are coming; I’m referring the final budget presentations to our Town Council.
For a full list of meetings take a look at www.townofeasthavenct.org and you’ll find everything you need to weave yourself deeper into the fabric of our community.
Be Well -
Vice Chairman East Haven Democratic Town Committee