We of the Republican
Party stand for fiscal and social conservatism; personal responsibility; and
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
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.
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.
SENIOR programs will be coordinated in neighborhoods beyond the
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