My name is David Preusch. I am chairman of the Planning & Zoning Commission and candidate for re-election. It is at Planning and Zoning where a first look at challenges confronting Trumbull are realized, as responses to those challenges often appear as applications before the Commission.
These challenges are not unique to Trumbull but are regional and state-wide, due to changing societal forces beyond any Town’s control, economically, demographically, physically and environmentally. For example, 151 of 169 Connecticut towns have seen the value of their grand list decrease since 2008. Like similar communities, Trumbull is an old town entering a new world. To preserve and maintain services, excellent schools, quality of life and that special small-town character, the headwinds of change must be confronted rather than ignored. Trumbull will not stay as it is just because we want it to.