The Shelton Democratic Town Committee voted, after almost two hours of discussion, to urge the citizens of Shelton to vote "no" on charter revision.
The majority of the changes to the charter are grammatical as opposed to substantive. The three substantive changes involve 1) changing the term of office for Planning and Zoning, 2) adding two members to the Board of Ethics and 3) requiring expired terms on Boards and Commissions to be filled in one month. While these changes are worthwhile, the revisions fail to address two significant deficiencies in the charter. If the charter passes, then it does not need to be revisited for ten years.