On December 6th, Brookfield's new First Selectman will be sworn in to office. Democrat Steve Dunn says he's looking forward to getting down to business on December 7th. Dunn will spend the next few weeks working with Republican Bill Tinsley, who he defeated Tuesday, to make sure there's a smooth transition. He says he will then hit the ground running.
Dunn says there are a number of issues that likely led to a change in leadership. One was the development of the Four Corners, the schools and the direction they're taking, along with contentious issues surrounding the A Brookfield Party.
Dunn says no one wants a tax increase. But he says the more important question is whether the services being offered are the services residents need, at a level that meets their needs for a reasonable price. He says he wants to deliver well thought out, zero-base budgets.
Dunn says the development of the Four Corners area has gone off the tracks. He says the town has worked hard over the past decade to develop a plan of development, talking about a new vibrant town center area. He says despite the plan, there is only multi-family housing going up. He wants to see restaurants and shops being developed in the area. About three months ago, he says the Zoning Commission asked to put a moratorium in place on multi-family housing.