I want to keep Wallingford a wonderful place to live. I also believe that Wallingford could be so much more than it is today, that there are some immediate and tangible ways to make Wallingford stronger. Under this new administration, things will not be “business as usual.”
Our conservative financial strategy, protecting our strong financial position and our bond rating, minimizing our reliance on the state of Connecticut will all continue. At the same time, we will invest in our town in many important places and ways. While our town is in a strong position, it is now in need of significant investment and upgrades. This new administration will focus on making sure those investments happen.
More specifically, I would actively pursue the following initiatives:
Strengthen Our Public Safety. I will be an active partner and supporter of our first responders, and will continue to support the investment in a new, state-of-the-art Police Command Center that will meet the growing needs of our police force for decades to come. New laws and
regulations have placed greater data storage requirements on our police force. We need to be ready.
In addition, while Wallingford is currently a very safe place to live, we face many of the same growing threats as our neighbor communities: drug use and distribution, youth vandalism, and car theft among others. Under my leadership, our first responders will get the support they need to keep Wallingford safe.