"SPEAK UP 2018"
The LWV of Weston is grateful to all
officials who came to Speak Up 2018 and especially to the members of the
public who shared their questions and thoughts
"Speak Up 2018" now showing on the Town TV Chanel 79 at 10a.m. daily
"THE WHO, WHAT, WHEN. WHERE, WHY, HOW OF SPEAK UP XXVII"
League believes it has explained the simple answer to this. For starters - "who?" can mean "who's meeting is this"
anyway? It is the people's meeting. Mark down the dates at
the top of this page (above left
) in your 2018 calendar/smartphone and plan to attend. League will
the event and make it available online as well as on Town TV Channel
79. A League Moderator keeps control and makes sure this stays as a
people question, government answers exercise.
"The Town's Business Is Your Business: Direction From the People To Their Government" a.k.a. "Speak Up" number 27 (began in 1992 and has taken place every year since).
"When and where"
Saturday, Feb. 3rd. 10:30am to 12 noon, at Weston Library Community Room.
Frankly, the League got tired of a government that was inaccessible to
its citizens. It is the mission of the League to make sure
"Democracy Is Not A Spectator Sport." So "Speak Up" is the Weston
LWV attempt to do something about this. This is our role.
Each year starts with "Speak Up" and those officials on stage listen
carefully to what questions are being asked by the public present.
For those just beginning to pay attention to local government in
Weston, Connecticut, you might just be confused. Here is the
place to get started - no question is too simple - sometimes a
thoughtful inquiry can break the ice and get multiple responses!
For example: What is the
process for developing the Town of Weston budget for
next year? Who are the people in government who are responsible
for presenting both Town, School and Capital Budgets to you the
What would you like to ask of which local officials (full Board of
Selectman as well as Chairs. of Boards and Commissions - and that
includes the Chief of Police, the Superintendent of Schools and the Town
Legislators responded to question from...Chairman of the Board of Finance.
The answer in brief to his question about what the Session beginning
Wednesday will or might bring was not unexpected. And not good
S P E A K U P 2 0 1 8
Nineteen (19) officials were on the stage:
- The First Selectman, Second Selectman and Third Selectman
- Westport-Weston Health District
- Emergency Medical Services
- Town Administrator
- The Board of Finance
- The Board of Education and Superintendent of Schools
- Planning & Zoning Commission
- The Police Commission and Chief of Police
- Our State Representative as well as both of our State Senators
- The Library Board
- Building Committee
- The Sustainability Committee
- The Historic District Commission