Petruccelli to Council: Be professional

To the Editor:

As I am sure many of you are aware, during the past week our Town Council has been in the process of attempting to set a budget. It is not the process that bothers me, but the way certain members of the Town Council have conducted themselves.

Difference of opinion can be healthy in government as ideas are exchanged, debated and a consensus is reached. Personal attacks on each other, the mayor and his staff do nothing except make our town look dysfunctional. We cannot let personnel dislikes affect the job we were elected to do.

Setting the mill rate for our Town Council is not only the most difficult, but has the biggest impact outside of services on our citizens. Add to that the inability to get along; shouting matches, personnel insults, interference from outside sources you end up with what has just occurred, no budget by May 12. First time in the history of Stratford that a budget was not set by its due date.

It is nice to make history in a positive way. This is far from that. I hope that by missing the deadline some of our councilors will realize that it is not healthy to conduct town business based upon dislikes for each other, but put dislikes aside when conducting town business. Be professional  in conducting town business. Our citizens deserve nothing less.

Len Petruccelli

Democratic mayoral candidate

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  • Lorraine Cecile Benoit Calzett

    One can miss reality TV for a night and come to any meeting here In town and get the same entertainment. That is very sad. Any other job, volunteer or paid, where people act so immature and unprofessional certainly would result in dismissal, Sadly once bad behaviour is deemed acceptable it continues habitually. Like children, if not held accountable, they will continue to act out !!! .fact is there is no professionalism and this modality is continued by local writers citing who was wearing a hoody vs a suit.

  • Joe Pedoto

    I was banned from this site for my consistent complaints about the current town council, calling them the Worst. Town. Council. Ever. I also struck back – and would not back down – at the cowardly, anonymous trolls who repeatedly attacked me.

    Sadly ironic to see that the trolls are not banned from this site and the town council being described exactly as I had said previously.

    • Connecticut Sam

      I will support you. We need ten new council members for the good of our town.

  • SCR

    ^^^^^^*Personal(X2). Not personnel.

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