Letter: Gidwani calls for support of Envision Shelton candidates

Below is a Letter to the Editor from this week's Shelton Herald. If you'd like to have a letter to the editor run next week, email letters to brian.gioiele@hearstmediact.com

Below is a Letter to the Editor from this week's Shelton Herald. If you'd like to have a letter to the editor run next week, email letters to brian.gioiele@hearstmediact.com

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To the Editor:

Sign season is clearly upon us. Lawns throughout town have sprouted signs supporting this candidate or that cause in anticipation of the upcoming municipal election.

It is refreshing to see that there are many lawns that have signs from up to three different political parties which seems to indicate our city has finally realized that in a local election it is most important to cast your vote for the person rather than party.

The political signs are not necessarily the only signs that we, the citizens of Shelton, should be paying attention to however. The vast majority of our retail and commercial spaces have had very large “space available” signs for the better part of the last five years, and it is these signs that should sway our votes this fall.

These vacancy signs all over our business districts should serve as big red flags to the financial disaster approaching. Shelton is at an economic turning point and if we do not fix it by changing our Aldermen, taxes will assuredly go up a lot.

We need smart development in our city. We need to back projects that are in the best interest of our community. New subdivisions of single family homes would add to our grand list intelligently rather than the massive commercial spaces that developers can profit the most from yet are clearly no longer in demand.

Wouldn't nice quiet neighborhoods be a better use of the land that is proposed to become super developments like Shelter Ridge and the Mas property? Envision Shelton has a bipartisan slate of Aldermanic candidates who are committed to such smart development.

We must change course and these volunteer community servants have a plan to keep your taxes low rather than line the pockets of developers. David Gidwani, Michele Bialek, Chris Jones, Matt McGee, Mandy Kilmartin, and Michelle Laubin have committed to being your voice in Shelton government.

So the next time you pass one of the plethora of “space available” signs in our town, please know that Envision Shelton candidates have a viable plan to not only fix our economic woes but to grow our grand list responsibly and keep yours and yes our own taxes low. Please vote for us this November and assure a bright future for us all.

David Gidwani

Republican Alderman First Ward