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September 11, 2020  -  Good Morning Wilton

Zucaro will Fight to Protect Wilton from State Control over Housing

 

To the Editor:

 

We need a state representative who will fight to protect Wilton from state control. As a lifelong Westport resident, Patrizia Zucaro understands the independence that makes our small towns unique. I’m especially concerned about proposed state legislation that would dramatically change local zoning laws and deny Wilton the ability to preserve its beautiful natural landscape and historic character. This proposed legislation deletes consideration of the ‘character of a district’ and its suitability for a particular use; and authorizes a housing authority to expand its jurisdiction up to 30 miles outside the municipal borders, leaving Wilton completely vulnerable, with entirely no say or defense against the whims of external bureaucrats that lack our love and appreciation for the Town of Wilton.

 

Patrizia believes our towns are capable themselves of planning for the affordable housing they need; and she’ll work hard to keep the state out of local zoning laws. Patrizia Zucaro will be a strong advocate for Wilton in Hartford.

 

Sincerely,

Lisa Pojano

September 11, 2020  -  Good Morning Wilton

Zucaro won’t be Beholden to Special Interests

 

To the Editor:

 

I’ve lived in Wilton for four decades and have retired here, giving back to the town in several ways. I really like living here!

 

But now I wonder if my wife made a mistake thinking that we could afford to stay. Taxes are everywhere–on pensions, Social Security, gifts, estates, cars, and another if we sell our house! The next tax will probably a tax on the taxes paid. But what services do we get for the taxes? Less than what we deserve!

 

The ruling party in Hartford is a great advocate for public-sector unions, but not for the rest of us taxpayers. I’m tired of that!

 

I don’t want my state representative to be beholden to special interests. Patrizia Zucaro’s only agenda is to support our town and the people who live here. She has my vote.

 

Sincerely,

Peter Wrampe

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September 18, 2020  -  Good Morning Wilton

Support Patrizia Zucaro Fight Threat of State-Mandated Zoning

 

To the Editor:

Wilton voters will have a new state representative in Hartford next year, and we need to choose wisely! I just received Patrizia Zucaro‘s latest email, in which she speaks strongly in support of maintaining local control on important issues like schools and zoning. Last year we came very close to losing local control of our schools, and that issue still percolates among supporters of regionalization. And now we face the threat of state-mandated zoning, whereby bureaucrats in Hartford would dramatically alter the current Wilton character, which many new residents look for and existing residents came for. These threats are real, and that’s why I will be supporting Patrizia Zucaro for state representative.

 

Hella McSweeney

September 18, 2020  -  Good Morning Wilton

Zucaro Understands–Focus on Building Commercial Growth, Not State Control of Local Zoning

 

To the Editor:

Wilton must diversify its housing availability so that people of all ages and financial means can come here, stay here, and/or work near where they call home. Offering greater housing variety will increase our grand list and give residents more living choices. Wilton is a well-managed town, and we do not need the State of Connecticut telling us how to manage space planning. That said, many proposals to be introduced in Hartford in January 2021 aim to let the State tell us how to handle town planning which is not what our State leadership should be spending time on. State leadership should be laser-focused on bringing new commercial business back to Connecticut. Such revenue will contribute to the tax base and cause other businesses (like retailers, restaurants, and hotels) to invest here in CT. Patrizia Zucaro understands these proposals and their intended and unintended consequences. This is why she is firmly opposed to State control of local zoning. It is time to work on top line growth, enough with the tax and spend mentality. It just does not work! Patrizia has my vote and I hope yours as well.

 

Rich Hubli

September 18, 2020  -  Good Morning Wilton

Vote for Biden and Zucaro–Sanity in Washington, Solvency in Hartford

 

To the Editor:

Be it out of desire for Biden or disgust at Trump, a majority of Connecticut voters will vote for Biden/Harris this November. However, I urge Wilton voters not to simply vote the entire party line. What’s good for the US and what’s good for CT are on two different lines.

 

Patrizia Zucaro is a fiscally conservative, socially moderate candidate who can help restore balance to the Connecticut state legislature and prudence to Connecticut’s budget. Dominated by one party for 40 years, the Connecticut General Assembly has run up staggering unfunded pension liabilities, produced out-of-control deficits, and periodically raided the Special Transportation Fund, resulting in high taxes and an anti-business climate that drives out companies and high earning individuals and families.

Patrizia is an intelligent, thoughtful candidate in the mold of her predecessor Gail Lavielle. She will work to stem the tide of spending increases, higher taxes, new user fees, school regionalization, state usurpation of local control, and the imposition of tolls. Please vote for Biden on the first row and Zucaro on the second (she’s also on the fourth row) on Election Day (or before, if by absentee ballot). Sanity in Washington; solvency in Hartford!

David Moyer

September 18, 2020

CT Needs Partisan Balance, Zucaro will Make Fiscal Health a Priority

To the Editor:

With the pandemic and the Presidential election taking center stage, I’m worried that voters will forget about Connecticut’s serious fiscal problems. That’s a shame because they are far from resolved, and I believe they won’t be as long as the party in control of the legislature for the last 40 years stays in power, continuing to increase taxes, spend uncontrollably, and increase the burden of the state’s nearly $100 billion in unfunded liabilities.

In 2017, Connecticut’s finances began to turn a corner, with requirements for the state to save excess revenues and limit its debt. Why? Republicans and Democrats were at virtual parity in the legislature. But in 2019, with that partisan balance gone, tax increases resumed, excessive spending resumed, and the legislature increased the state’s obligations to public-sector unions.

To achieve fiscal sanity, attract businesses, and give people of all ages a future here they can afford, Connecticut needs to recover that partisan balance.

Patrizia Zucaro understands Connecticut’s unique issues, and unlike the Democratic candidates for the legislature, she knows that no national agenda can resolve them. I trust her to be a responsible steward of our tax dollars and to make restoring our fiscal health a priority.

 

Thank You.

 

Regards,

 

Christine O’Day

September 18, 2020

Zucaro will Decide What’s Best for CT and Wilton, Not What’s Best for Her Party

 

To the Editor:

 

Ideology and national politics seem to dominate elections even on the local level. However, I want to feel free to express my views to my representatives and to trust they will listen impartially and consider them equally seriously regardless of political inclinations or party associations. We need people who will decide rationally what is best for Connecticut and our town, not what’s best for their party. We need Patrizia Zucaro to represent us in the statehouse, as she supports financial responsibility and local governance.

 

Sincerely,

Monty Du

September 18, 2020

Kim Healy and Patrizia Zucaro–Running to Fight for Local Interests, Not Political Party

 

To the Editor:

 

I am one of many recent arrivals in town. My family chose Wilton primarily because of the outstanding locally controlled schools and the spacious yards, more beautiful and tranquil than tiny parcels in nearby towns. This probably resonates with other families and those escaping the cramped confines of New York City. This is precisely why recent and ongoing efforts by the controlling party in Hartford–first an attempt at school regionalization, then a push to control local zoning–are so alarming. These efforts would erase Wilton’s greatest attributes and would diminish the power Wiltonians have in managing our town and our schools. Some are telling you future attempts at a Hartford power grab are “off the table.” They think you won’t understand that they are simply partisans, pushing for more control. But they are, and they will. The smart decision this fall is to vote for the only candidates who were driven to serve you, and fight for you, because of these specific matters. I urge you to put aside national issues and political parties, to vote for your family and for Wilton–to vote for Kim Healy for State Senate and Patrizia Zucaro for State Representative!

 

Jake Lubel

September 25, 2020  -  Good Morning Wilton

Patrizia Zucaro is Much-Needed Vote for Fiscal Sanity

 

To the Editor:

 

It hasn’t gotten much attention lately, but Connecticut ranks near the bottom of all states with regard to unfunded pension liabilities. The Tax Foundation ranks Connecticut #47, with only Illinois, New Jersey, and Kentucky in worse shape. This situation will only improve with smart, fiscal stewardship in Hartford. Patrizia Zucaro is an accomplished attorney committed to getting Connecticut back on track financially. The pandemic dealt a crushing blow to our economy, but ignoring our problems won’t make them go away. Patrizia will be a much-needed vote for fiscal sanity, which is why she’ll have my vote in November.

 

Sincerely,

David W. Belote

September 25, 2020  -  Good Morning Wilton

With Takeover of Local Zoning is This Year’s School Regionalization, Zucaro will be Excellent Voice for Wilton

 

To the Editor:

 

Gov. Lamont was in Wilton last week, and along with his party’s candidate for the state legislature, spoke about the need to restructure local housing practices. It seems that a state takeover of local zoning control is this year’s school regionalization. We need to ensure we have a voice in Hartford to speak against yet another blatant power grab to force one-size-fits-all solutions to local issues.  Patrizia Zucaro is an attorney with years of property rights experience.  She has come along at exactly the right time and will be an excellent voice for Wilton in Hartford.

 

Sincerely,

Christian M. Bilella

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