Tiverton Town Council incumbent David Nelson writes a letter to the editor.
Monday, November 5, 2012
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Town Council member David Nelson looks back on his first term in office and identifies his goals for a future on the Tiverton Town Council.
To the Editor: As we near the end of this Town Council’s term, l would like to offer thoughts about my first term in office, and look forward to the elections in November. I am grateful to voters in Tiverton who elected me to the Council; it has been a privilege to serve our community. I am impressed with the commitment and dedication of many of the Town’s employees. Noteworthy are the long hours that the Council spent in council meetings and workshops that frequently lasted past midnight- there was much to be done. I extend my gratitude and respect to my fellow councilors who sacrificed many hours to the service of our community, during a time which placed high demands on their time and patience. While many choose to focus on political …
Friday, April 20, 2012
Tiverton resident Gloria Crist writes a letter to the editor.
To the Editor: It is no secret I am pro-public school education and pro community. I have been vocal about the devastating affects the TCC/Town Council has had on our schools and the town of Tiverton since taking leadership (I use that word loosely). In truth, I don't play well with arrogance. In all fairness, one could argue there is a very strong anti-school and anti-community agenda being led by Dave Nelson. His recent letter to the editor and his slick, well crafted budget are evident of his desire to further divide the town and eliminate the schools. His agenda is pretty clear. Sadly, there are many who believe his half-truths and made up numbers as fact, when, actually, his manipulation of numbers is designed to confuse and anger. I …
Monday, January 31, 2011
Local governments cannot fulfill their duty to design reasonable budgets without taking previous tax increases into consideration.
How can government officials describe a tax-and-spend plan as reasonable without taking into consideration the context of its history? A budget that increases taxes by 15% might be very reasonable after a decade of 50% tax cuts. Conversely, any increase at all might be unreasonable after a decade that has seen taxes double. Locally, the elected official for whom the foregoing question is most relevant is newly reinstated Tiverton Budget Committee Chairman Christopher Cotta. According to Tiverton-LittleComptonPatch Editor Matthew Sanderson's description of a joint session of the Budget Committee, the Town Council, and the School Committee, Cotta emphasized that the groups should not "dwell on the previous fiscal years that have brought …