The Roundup sent questionnaires to every candidate in Bristol and Burlington for this year’s municipal election. In an effort to properly inform voters, their answers are unedited. The goal is to give the candidates the opportunity to offer their thoughts on issues directly to their constitutes. In return, it gives voters the opportunity to formulate their own decisions on what they have to say.
Next up is Lynn M. Buthe Candidate For Planning and Zoning in Burlington.
What are your most pressing issues?
The most pressing issue that affects Burlington in several ways is that we do not yet have a state budget, which is affecting the Region 10 school system, that will also affect the town of Burlington. Our grand list of the aggregate of taxable property could be affected as more people seem to be moving out of Connecticut, and starting a local business may not be as attractive, given our state’s current situation.
How do your thoughts and ideas differ from your opponent(s)?
I believe we share very similar ideas. I just want to do what is in the best interest of our town, now and for our future.
Will you support a tax increase if it’s the last resort?
Occasional tax increases are “inevitable.” The economy is always in flux. We will encounter natural disasters, debt increases, shifting priorities, and the like. I personally do not want a tax increase, but if the amount is considered negligible by the majority of taxpayers, and will directly help support our children’s education and future, I would most likely support it then, if it is the last resort.
Thank you for taking the time to read my Q&A. I welcome engaging in candid conversation with anyone that would like to discuss their views. I learn from people every day, and do not have a rigid mindset. I want to do what is in the best interests of our residents, land, business owners, and our children’s future, while maintaining our town’s character and community that we are proud to call home.
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