To the Editor:
The Nov. 3 vote on the proposed revision to the city charter was clear: 10,000 voters out 15,000 votes cast said no. And equally clear was one of the reasons: the elimination of the Board of Apportionment and Taxation, in effect eliminating financial oversight of the city’s fiscal operations. We all want the city budget to represent the needs of Shelton citizens and we all want actual spending to follow the budget. If spending doesn’t do that, we want an explanation. That’s what financial oversight means and this oversight should be as bipartisan as possible. Hence the need for the Board of A&T.