EASTON EYE Phase 4

Easton Eye Thumbs Up & Down - The Best and Worst of Easton Politics 2013

Foor for Thought for Town Boards and Commissions - New Year's Resolutions

What is Easton Eye? Response to Mr. Caprio and his unnamed sources.

As our first effort in Phase 4, the EYE asks all citizens to stand against the character assassination of Derek Buckley by the Easton Republicans. The latest attack on Mr. Buckley came in a letter from former ERTC Chair, Hugh Barry. Whether you supported Mr. Buckley or not in the election, please check out the links below and stand with us in opposition to the continuing attacks on his reputation. s our first effort in Phase 4, the EYE asks all citizens to stand against the character assassination of Derek Buckley by the Easton Republicans. The latest attack on Mr. Buckley came in a letter from former ERTC Chair, Hugh Barry. Whether you supported Mr. Buckley or not in the election, please check out the links below and stand with us in opposition to the continuing attacks on his reputation. 
Visitors to the Easton Eye website are welcome to use the information provided. The website is always a work in progress and we make every effort to assure the accuracy of the content. However, the information is prepared by private citizens as a free offering intended to inspire citizen participation in Town Government and should not be relied on when official sources are needed. 


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EASTON EYE Phase 2: Election 2013
September through November 2013

To View All Phase 2 History, Click the Link Above
In Phase 2 the EYE initiated the Write-In for Reform campaign. While the write-in candidates did not prevail in the election,
they clearly had at least as much support in town as their opponents. We consider the campaign a success, are proud of and thankful every citizen who joined in the effort. 

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DEFEND DEREK BUCKLEY
Against Attacks from the Party He Served
STAND AGAINST THE VICIOUS REPUBLICAN  ATTACKS ON DEREK BUCKLEY
EASTON EYE PHASE 1:
The Quest for Open Government and Public Access to Information
August 2012-August 2013

In this first year the EYE attempted to get our leaders to be more open and transparent in their actions, improve the Town website, and make public documents available at little or no cost to private citizens. It neccesitated a number of FOIA complaints to procure public documents and to assure that public meetings stay public. It was characterized by the Battle for the Legal Bills which, though the EYE has most of those requested, are still not readily available to citizens, or even to the BOF. This quest is not over and 

Phase 1 provides some examples of what a high information Town Website might include. 
EASTON EYE Phase 3: Election 2013 Wrap-Up 
November - December 2013

Over the next few weeks, the EYE will publish a detailed analysis of the Election Moderator's Return.
That is the official document that is used to determing the results of an election.

“Elections determine who is in power, but they do not determine how power is used.” 
― Paul Collier, The Bottom Billion    

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CELL TOWER
MR. DUNSBY'S
HEALTH BENEFITS
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THE ARRESTS
SADDLE RIDGE
THE
ELECTION AFTERMATH
THE ANIMAL SHELTER
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EYE
EDUCATION
Proposed Easton Budget
Easton Taxes
Happy New Year
Wake-Up Call 

THUMBS UP
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A look at the actions of Easton elected and appointed officials, boards, and commissions.
EASTON
LEGAL EXPENSES
A Bipartisan Valentine
Easton Education Spending Among Hightest in CT
ATTENTION EASTON RESIDENTS
IMPORTANT SPECIAL TOWN MEETING
Monday, March 24, 2014, 7 PM, Staples School Cafetorium
New Ordinance regarding Municipal Land Transactions




The proposed ordinance reads as follows: “The Town shall neither acquire, lend, borrow, lease nor dispose of any real Town property by any means whatsoever without the prior express approval of its legislative body, the Town Meeting.”

It is important to note that the proposed statute does not change the number of meetings required in dealing with municipal land transactions. Rather it changes the nature of the meeting from the currently required Public Hearing, where citizens speak but there is not vote, to a Town Meeting, where citizens discuss the issue and then vote. 
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Public Hearing
DISCUSS
Town Meeting
DISCUSS & VOTE
THE TOWN MEETING
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