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The Town Budget – So How Does That Work Again?

February and March are the key months for the development of the town budget.  The development and approval of the budget is a structured process defined in the Town Charter.

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Voters Reward Democrats, Repudiate Republicans

Ridgefield Democrats scored a big victory in Tuesday’s municipal election, seating all 19 of their candidates, including First Selectperson Rudy Marconi, elected to his ninth term, along with Treasurer Molly McGeehin. As a result of this election, Democrats will retain majorities on all eight (8) town boards.

Importantly, Democratic candidates won seats on Board of Education and Board of Police Commissioners, the only two boards for which seats were contested. Conversely, the Republican BoPC candidate was defeated and Republican BoE candidates trailed far behind the Democrats.

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Ridgefield Board of Ethics Has Spoken: No Conflict

Ridgefield Democratic Town Committee applauds the bipartisan Ridgefield Board of Ethics’ unanimous decision of October 23, 2023, dismissing in their entirety the complaints submitted by Debra Franceschini and Republican Town Committee Chairman Michael Raduazzo.

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Notes From The Chair
Arny DiLaura

Elect the Best

Ridgefield Democrats worked tirelessly over years, particularly during the last 12 months, to cast a wide net, interview broadly, and recruit the best possible candidates to represent and lead Ridgefield at every position in town government. We succeeded in nominating candidates of the highest caliber and integrity, with the strengths of character and ability to engage with the broad range of residents’ priorities, to ensure accountability, transparency, and effective, constructive local government to benefit ALL Ridgefielders.

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Arny DiLaura

GOP Smear Tactics in Ridgefield

We deplore the false, misleading accusations made against one of our outstanding Democrats, Jon Paradiso, who is running for the Board of Education on November 7th on Row A with Rudy Marconi.

The baseless targeting of our qualified pro-education candidate, led by local Republicans and their collaborators, is a tactic we condemn. Casting doubt on Jon Paradiso’s impartiality, right to serve and legitimate ballot access is election interference, reflecting the horrific state of national politics, brought home to Ridgefield.

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Arny DiLaura

Statement Re: LWV Candidate Forum

The Democratic Town Committee and our BOE candidates, Wyatt Lipman and Jonathan Paradiso, are deeply disappointed that the League of Women Voters canceled their planned public debate. Wyatt and Jon are committed to engaging with all Ridgefielders on the issues that matter most: restoring civility and collaboration, accelerating efforts to hire and support the best teachers, partnering with parents and our community to deliver results, implementing policies on appropriate class sizes, and boosting budget transparency and communication.

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