To the Editor:
Congratulations to Mayor Erin Stewart on her proposed 2017-18 budget with no tax increase with her Republican council leadership.
I believe it’s going to be difficult to find a stronger candidate to replace her. Mayor Stewart’s accomplishments are remarkable. She had to clean up a mess by former Mayor Timothy O’Brien and debts by him and his administration.
Her continued leadership as mayor has put New Britain in a progressive leadership role. Her continued leadership is needed for progress and she deserves a third term.
It’s up to the council now to review her proposed budget and make further budget cuts and recommendations to lower the mil rate under 60 mils.
Board member of the Citizens Property Owners Assn., Inc.