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Tesei Announces Capital Improvement Program Budget Process

For the last several years the First Selectman has established an ad hoc Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Project Committee. The CIP Project Committee served as an advisory body to the First Selectman. The Committee represented the various stakeholders of the capital budget, including Town department heads, the Superintendent of Schools, members of the Representative Town Meeting (RTM), the Board of Estimate and Taxation (BET), and the Board of Education (BoE). The role of the committee was to rank and prioritize capital requests. read more...

OpEd: RTM Budget Cuts: The Right Message

On May 9, a remarkable thing happened at the Greenwich Representative town Meeting (RTM). The body voted to actually delete funds from the proposed 2016-2017 increased expenditures that were approved by the Board of Estimate and Taxation (BET). When considering a town budget of approximately $500 million (a total spending increase of 9.8 percent over 2015-2016, by the way), the RTM deletions were minimal. read more...