Save New London's Services

Support the services for New London's citizens by voting "YES" in the upcoming referendum!

It’s well understood the people of New London are tired of paying cumbersome taxes, but laying off more hard working men and woman who provide essential public services is not going to put more money in our pockets or improve the quality of life in our city. That’s why our union, AFSCME Local 1378, is asking for the great citizens of the City of New Londonto support the budget at the upcoming referendum. 

We represent a small but dedicated group of cityworkers – electricians, maintainers, carpenters, janitors, painters, clerical, dispatchers – who are proud to serve the citizens and businesses of New London.  Many of us reside in the city, and all of us pay taxes and purchases goods and services locally.  Services to youth as well senior citizens will be cut.  The closing of the Senior Center would also be on the block.

We are asking you to vote “yes” because cutting services and jobs will make New London worse, not better, in the long run. We have always been part of the solution to protect services, giving up raises, paying more for health insurance, accepting furlough days and the like.

Voting “no” on Sept. 18 will force more cuts that will impair public safety, snow plowing and leaf pick up, trash collection and the like, while discouraging people from living or doing business here.

Voting “yes” will protect the services that keep New London safe, clean and livable.





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Nicholas Jacobs September 12, 2012 at 06:30 PM
Separate the lies and scare tactics from the truth: From the New London Charter: Sec. 11-56. - Collection schedule. (a) All residential establishments in the city shall receive one (1) collection per week by dividing the entire city into five (5) sectors and collecting one (1) sector each day, Monday through Friday, as scheduled on the map entitled "Department of Public Works, Schedule of Collections of Refuse and Garbage", dated July 20, 1971, on file in the office of the department of public works and utilities. (b) All business and commercial establishments within commercial or industrial zones shall receive two (2) collections per week on Tuesdays and Fridays.
Laura Natusch September 12, 2012 at 06:52 PM
Thanks for an interesting, issue-based post, Nicholas. I believe you're quoting from the Code of Ordinances, not the City Charter. In the charter it states that the Mayor is responsible for both enforcing the Code of Ordinances and ensuring that the city doesn't run a deficit except in case of an emergency. I'm not sure how this would play out when there's a conflict between the two responsibilities. I will see if I can find out, but I probably won't be able to get to it today.
Rick Lushay September 13, 2012 at 12:21 AM
So when will the mayor do his job and enforce these codes, charter provisions etc. After his tour is over.
Sue P. September 13, 2012 at 02:01 AM
Rick what are you talking about his job? What's this job thing you speak of. lol
Felicia Hendersen September 13, 2012 at 11:35 AM
More crime, less accountability, thanks to the current chief of police and sponsored by the boy mayor: http://theday.com/article/20120912/NWS04/120919866/1070/today http://theday.com/article/20120913/NWS01/309139542/1047 http://theday.com/article/20120912/NWS04/120919877/1070/FRONTPAGE This is not even all of the violent crimes from New London that occured yesterday! Go and support this mayor, his public safety chair, his police chief and the rest of his team. It cannot really get much worse! Can it? A yes vote for this budget is a vote for more of the same!


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