Disappointed in Bethel budget vote comments
In reading your article in the April 12 edition, I was troubled by the comments from First Selectman Matt Kinickerbocker. I understand that the elected officials in Bethel represent all of the taxpayers and voters. His comments that the town side of the budget was “victimized” seems to indicate that he is only concerned with the voters who approved the town budget.
This is a disservice to the majority of taxpayers who voted their conscience in good faith to reduce the cost increase that is in the town side of the budget. Knickerbocker also used the words “slash and burn,” which are again targeted at the majority of taxpayers who voted down the town side spending plan.
The taxpayers and voters who disagree with the town-side spending plan are not the enemy and have the same concerns about the town as do the taxpayers and voters who voted to approve the townside spending plan.