A year ago, First Selectman Tesoro campaigned on a platform of transparency and civility. Over the course of the last fourteen months, there has been anything but transparency and civility. Immediately she sought repeal of two ordinances, one that prevented pension double dipping and the second was conflicts of interest on the Police Commission. After the Democratically controlled Town Council repealed them, the First Selectman reappointed Dan Schopick as Town Attorney and Mary Markham as Recreation Director. They now collect their pensions and their salary from the town at the same time. The Democrats in this town lambasted me 6 years ago claiming that I was doing the same thing when I retired in January and was asked to continue to work until the end of the year. I did not collect both a pension and a salary from the town of Trumbull. The Democrats in the state ran a false TV ad for two weeks also stating the same erroneous claims.