Voters of New Canaan,
This caucus to endorse candidates is not a popularity contest, although some of what I have read is filled with very nice compliments regardless of the skills or past experience of the party involved.
Past elections have given us good people with great intentions but we have, due to the lack of expertise, found ourselves faced with problems, especially financial that have taken much work to resolve.
In Roy Abramowitz we have a man with years of experience in working with financial matters, past, present and future. He is a man of integrity, a tireless volunteer for community, the Greenwich Council of the BSA, The Starlight Children’s Foundation, etc.
He was a pioneer in the establishment of the town’s Audit Committee and instrumental in establishing the guidelines for its operating procedures. In the belief that financial matters should be in the hands of financial experts, placing him on the Town Council would strengthen that body in its direction and oversight of the community. Implementation of his thoughtfully considered fiscal management programs could prevent the repeat of past costly errors. Had he been involved during the era of material weaknesses in the town’s financial reporting and operations, perhaps we would not have experienced the nearly $4.5 million dollars per year average increase in taxes since 2007 and a quick review of your own property taxes in that period of time.
I strongly urge a well-considered vote for Roy Abramowitz for Town Council. We need him!
Irene Barrack, 46-year resident