For two hours last night, they tackled myriad issues, including the need to eliminate the automobile tax; how to grapple with school board budgets that comprise 70 percent of all municipal costs; and revaluation sticker shock in the wake of escalating residential real estate prices.
The main topic was school board budgets, which represent two-thirds of municipal expenditures. School budgets are separate from town and city operating budgets.
More of these types of meetings should be held by our towns.
The Norwalk Advocate Finance board chiefs discuss challenges, By James Lomuscio, June 2 2006