I read John Harmon’s statements in The Shelton Herald online. I was pleased to find out he would not raise taxes in Shelton. Even a seasoned mayor and his staff and the Board of Aldermen had to recognize that raising the mill rate was necessary this fiscal year (2019-20). His claim to be clairvoyant for the 2020-21 fiscal year is truly remarkable. Especially since he has not even spent one day in the mayor’s office.
Each year, the overall budget plan for all cities is to hold the line on taxes or lower them. Which the Lauretti Administration has done successfully for 10 years in Shelton. To accurately be able to predict the next year’s expenses and income for Shelton is in my estimation absolutely impossible, Mr. Harmon.