To the editor:
I am writing to you in disgust over the news that one of our town councilors was found in violation of our ethics code.
Before I get into my disappointment let me disclose that I am running for the Planning and Zoning Commission in November. I would also like to disclose that I served on the town’s conservation commission previously.
Serving on the Conservation Commission we worked as a group for the betterment of our town. In fact our chair for many of those years was an independent. When my time was up, I stepped away because I believed our town was in good hands. That sentiment has changed over the last year as I have watched what our Republican majority has done to our town.
It is heartbreaking to me to see the way the Republican Party has handled the situation surrounding putting up solar panels throughout town. This is a party that has a majority on most boards throughout town; but somehow still need to circumvent law to make sure their own interest are served even easier.
This cannot be tolerated anymore. The fact that a councilor was found to be unethical should be a major concern to the people of town. But the fact that the Republican Party thinks they can sugar coat this and make it seem like a simple oversight is just as disgusting.
I’ve had enough and I hope after this you will too. Please help to send a message in November that our ethics are more important than anything and violating those ethics will not be tolerated for anyone at any time.
Ted Cabata, Southington