To the Editor:
Municipal budgets provide the resources needed to deliver a city’s services and there is no one process that receives more public scrutiny than the budget process. The spending decisions a city makes is driven by the quality of their budget process and the level of oversight from a Finance Board, like the Board of Apportionment and Taxation. These boards are the very foundation of an effective and efficient government because their work promotes transparency and public trust. But Shelton’s Charter Revision Commission (CRC) wants to eliminate that independent oversight and place $128 million of revenue and expenses all in the hands of one body. A move that ignores the basic principles of segregation of duties and checks and balances.