Letter: A Fellow Commuter Supports Nick Williams for Selectman

Dear Mr. Dinan,

As a fellow commuter and father of three schoolchildren who attend our highly ranked public schools, I write in support of Nick Williams for re-election as selectman of our town.

Nick is a former chairman of our Board of Education who championed academic excellence in our schools throughout his tenure. He also introduced the concept of televised public meetings in New Canaan – perhaps the most important act promoting public transparency in town history.

As a commuter—the only commuter running for office at any level in town government—Nick and his fellow selectmen authorized the creation of a separate Parking Fund to support necessary maintenance and upgrades to our parking facilities. So far that fund has generated nearly $1 million that have been used to pave and rehabilitate our existing lots, install electronic parking meters, and permit the use of smartphone apps.

Given the literally thousands of hours he has spent riding the trains to and from New York City, it’s not a surprise that it was Nick’s idea to embrace technology with the use of digital license plate readers, which eliminated the cumbersome stickers and tags that were used by commuters with great frustration in past years.

The Republican Caucus will be held at the New Canaan High School on Wednesday evening, July 18th, from 6-9 pm. I hope you will join me in voting for Nick and permitting the town to benefit from his calm, enlightened and effective leadership.

Mike Tamasco

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