The primary responsibility of our Board Of Estimate and Taxation (BET) is to conduct the proper administration of the financial affairs of the Town of Greenwich. Within that broad objective lies the challenge of ensuring that taxpayer dollars are not wasted in the process. With its decision to fully fund the Board Of Education’s interim request for $2.6million dollars to complete repairs to North Mianus School, the Republican led BET has been unequivocally proven right.
The ceiling collapse at North Mianus School struck a visceral nerve within our community. That it happened during the February break spared us all a tragedy whose burden our community would have had to bear for decades. Some chose to exploit that event for political gain. Thus, the Republican BET caucus was unjustly portrayed as aloof to the needs of our schools. This narrative has been emphatically discredited.