Where Are Our Tax Dollars? Demand Bi-partisan Budget Oversight in Shelton!

Where Are Our Tax Dollars? Demand Bi-partisan Budget Oversight in Shelton!

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Envision Shelton, Michelle Laubin started this petition to Mayor Mark Lauretti and

On November 3rd, Shelton voters overwhelmingly rejected a Charter Revision proposal that eliminated our Board of Apportionment and Taxation. Since that time, members of the Board of A&T have sought information concerning the status of the City budget, and have sought to convene the Board of A&T to fulfill those responsibilities as set forth in the Charter. 

Unfortunately, the Mayor and Board of A&T Chairman, Jay Francino-Quinn, have refused to schedule a meeting of the Board and have instead depended on the partisan supermajority that currently makes up the Board of Aldermen for lone oversight over our city budget, blatantly thwarting our Charter and the will of the people.

Furthermore, the October budget run that was produced and posted on the City website shows that numerous departments within the City have line items that are over-spent, in violation of their budget allocations, and they have not submitted budget transfer requests to the Finance Director to correct these problems.  Department heads continue to not respond to budget transfer requests, and Mr. Francino-Quinn continues to refuse to address this problem. 

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The Board of A&T and the Finance Director must meet and do their jobs as required of them by the City Charter. This includes but is not limited to:

- The City must analyze the budget and submit budget transfer requests to the Board of A&T.

- The Finance Director must fulfill the Charter requirement to produce a full analysis of the City budget as of October 2020.

-The Finance Director must submit his analysis to the Board of A&T to review and correct overspent line items, so as not to overspend the total budget allocation.

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The Charter Revision failed, and for good reason. We need more eyes on the budget-- not just a select few from the Mayor's inner circle. These are OUR tax dollars at risk!

    - Envision Shelton and Board of A&T Member Michelle Laubin

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