To the Editor:
I see that there is a new ordinance that concerns town employees and officials providing paid additional services to the town. Shouldn’t we be encouraging as many people as possible to volunteer for public service as either elected or appointed officials? Shouldn’t we be encouraging our town employees to also live in Trumbull? Shouldn’t we be trying to buy as many goods and services from businesses owned and located in Trumbull as possible? The obvious to all of these questions should be – yes. Then why do we need this new ordinance, passed on Oct. 5, 2015 by the Town Council at the behest of First Selectman Tim Herbst, which is obviously working in the opposite direction?