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Dismayed By Zoning Chairs’ Endorsement

Dismayed By Zoning Chairs’ Endorsement

To the editor,

Woodbridge will be holding elections in early May to decide the administration of our town for the next 2 years. It will be an opportunity for residents to voice their opinion on whether they have been pleased with the handling of our town government or if they are looking for a new path. A path that does not include financial waste and deficit spending. A path that does not include nepotism.

I was extremely dismayed to see a recent letter to the editor from the chair of the planning and zoning commission commenting about a letter written by a resident who was not pleased with the proposed 10 year plan or the town drafted by the commission. It is my understanding that commission members, let alone the chair of any commission, should not be openly endorsing any candidate running for office. Commission members are supposed to be impartial regardless of their party affiliation. The endorsement of Ellen Scalettar by planning and zoning chair Jeff Kaufman was completely inappropriate. However, in light of many of the tactics used by the present administration to discredit any and all of their opponents, it did not surprise me that Mr. Kaufman has done this. This is also the same gentleman who publically cursed at a resident during a planning and zoning meeting and was not asked to resign by Ms. Scalettar.

Cathy Wick has maintained the highest ethical standards in how she has been running her campaign. It has been my pleasure getting to know her and hearing her thoughts about her vision for our community.

May 4th will be a critical date for Woodbridge residents. They will have an opportunity to ‘clean house’ and put Woodbridge on a new path. A path that focuses on inclusion of all residents. A path of government transparency with no conflict of interest appointments. A government that is financially prudent.

In my mind the choice is very simple. I am a Democrat who will be voting for Cathy Wick.

Cheryl Lipson, Woodbridge

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