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Candidate Statement: Karen Ryan

Promoting Civility, Transparency and Access to Public Information

Small-town government depends on the involvement and participation of its citizens. For too long, the Little Compton Town Council has kept residents in the dark about Council business. The current Council discourages citizen participation by 1) limiting access to public information; 2) not providing adequate time for people to voice concerns during meetings; 3) using an antiquated audio system that makes it difficult to hear discussions among themselves; and 4) too often reacting to public input in a defensive manner. No one should be afraid to voice an opinion or concern at TC meetings. The five Democrats running for LC Town Council will treat all residents with respect, regardless of personal opinion or political party. We will make public meeting materials readily available on a constantly updated town website. We will conduct town business in an open, inclusive and deliberative manner. In these difficult times, this is how we will all move forward together. 

 

 

 

Candidate Statement: Jeremy Allen

For the mud — Money wasted on parking lot  

Posted Sunday, September 30, 2018 12:00 am

My name is Jeremy Allen and I am running for Little Compton Town Council to better protect the environment of our town.

The current Town Council has spent the past four years not making an easy decision that land that the taxpayers of Little Compton spent over $2.25 million to preserve cannot be a parking lot. This inaction has led to a costly lawsuit that has cost the taxpayers $224,800 over what is customarily spent on legal fees.

I asked the Little Compton Town Council president directly, in a meeting, if he had it to do all over again would he change anything and he said no.  The legal fees could have been used to pave roads or put in ramp access to the town hall or even to cut taxes. If you want to stop wasting money on lawyers and preserve the gem that is Little Compton vote for the five Democrats running in November.

Jeremy Allen
Democratic candidate for Little Compton Town Council