Repblican Platform 

We of the Republican Party stand for fiscal and social conservatism; personal responsibility; and small government.

City Budget and Taxes

  SPENDING increases, if unavoidable, should be increased by no more than the increase in the Grand List. 

  BONDING - A Charter Revision Commission will be empaneled to require that bonding, which requires a referendum, must be approved by a minimum of 25% of the registered voters, during regular voting schedules.   Additionally, bonding under $750,000 must be approved by a 2/3 majority of the common council.

  UNPRODUCTIVE and unsuccessful city programs will be eliminated.  We support incentive programs for city workers who find money saving measures for the city.  We support making directors responsible for their budgets, by making the accuracy of their budgets a subject of their job performance evaluations.

         BUDGETS will include 5-year projections

  ATTRACT and promote new and expanded businesses to increase our tax base.

Development

  Planning and Development should be approached responsibly for the betterment of the city and all her citizens.  That means economic and residential development and conscious decisions to leave open spaces should be accomplished through a balance of environmental concerns and business needs.

Long Range Planning

  MIDDLETOWN  will develop a long-range plan for administration and budgeting purposes.  A twenty-year plan will be adopted for our infrastructure:  buildings, water, sewer and streets.

Our Seniors

  SENIOR programs will be coordinated in neighborhoods beyond the Senior Center

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