Greenwich budget message from Peter Tesei

I’m waiting for permission from First Selectman Tesei to post what he sent me but I thought I’d take the opportunity to praise the people in town who put the effort into managing our finances. I’m the type to stand on the sidelines doing nothing while they work and then take potshots at their efforts. And that’s easy to do: I’d love to spend your money on what interests and concerns me, but the committed people do the work and try to come up with reasonable allocations. Democrat or Republican – I tip my hat to the Fudruckers, Krumeichs and Tesei’s of this town who spend huge hours trying to make Greenwich work. I tend toward the cynical side, but that doesn’t mean I can’t appreciate true citizens.

Geeze, if I stay in this maudlin vein, I might say something nice about our police force, so I’d better quit now.


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4 responses to “Greenwich budget message from Peter Tesei

  1. Greenwich Ex-Pat

    I’m glad to see your testimonial. When I see a public/civil servant do something beneficial, I like to praise them as well, seeing as how I also do a lot of complaining.

    Greenwich does seem to do a good job, perhaps some of its expertise could be exported to other areas on a consulting basis.

    • christopherfountain

      Greenwich is blessed with a lot of very smart, civic-minded financial types and ordinary people with brains who volunteer their efforts to help the town. That means we end up with Franklin Bloomers, alas, but on the whole, we benefit.

  2. Anonymous

    OK CF, now that you’ve taken a brief break from your usual sarcastic, cynical persona to expose your more hidden maudlin facet, it’s time to get back to work!

    • christopherfountain

      Done! If I’m even close to the Helmsley’s selling price, I’m a $100,000, 000 closer to the broker’s original estimate of value than he was!