Letter: No need for change in the Shelton mayor’s office
To the Editor:
The old proverb, "If it ain't broken, don't fix it," certainly applies again this fall in Shelton's mayoral election.
The last two years, much like the previous 20, have represented continued success and prosperity for Shelton. Mayor Mark Lauretti has once again demonstrated the vision and leadership that makes Shelton such a desirable place to live and work.
In recent months our trash and recycling systems have been improved, which is reducing back injuries and costs. Another Lauretti initiative has the school busses running on propane gas, once again reducing costs.
Our Republican leaders have kept taxes low while extending open space projects and amenities such as the popular dog park and walking trails. Ground has been broken for a new dog pound.
Most roads have gotten repaired and repaved. Attractive new housing and businesses have opened such as the Avalon apartments and Five Guys burgers.
Democrats recycle defeated candidates
Meanwhile, the Democrats continue to recycle previously defeated mayoral candidates. In the last election in 2011, nice guy Chris Jones was trounced by Mayor Lauretti for the second time.
This year they have recycled Dave Gioiello to run again against Lauretti. I expect the same results as last time, and a big margin of victory for Lauretti, because "if it ain't broken, don't fix it" should be the operative theme.