When voters go to the polls on November 7th, not only will they be selecting a new First Selectman, they will also be selecting the person who will be responsible for promoting the Town of Trumbull to potential businesses, entrepreneurs and families. In order to continue with a stable and predictable tax rate for Trumbull residents, we must continue to grow our commercial Grand List. As a former executive and business owner, I am intimately aware of the needs of small businesses and what local communities can do to attract those small businesses to invest in Trumbull’s future.
Among the hot topics this election year is the lack of development and vitality of Trumbull Center. While I have heard the other candidates speak to wanting to revitalize Trumbull Center, I have not heard any ideas on how to accomplish it. Unfortunately, Trumbull Center is privately owned and a first selectman has no ability to force a private property owner to undergo expensive renovations or upgrades. Therefore, if any candidate claims they will “revitalize” Trumbull Center, the follow-up question has to be: how?