Board of Estimate and Taxation (BET)
The Board of Estimate and Taxation is one of the Town’s most important governing entities. All twelve candidates nominated by the Democratic and Republican parties will serve. Electors should vote for all six candidates from the party that best represents their point of view. The party with the most cumulative votes selects the BET Chair, who has a tie-breaking vote and often control of the Board's decisions.
This debate was conducted on October 27th, in Town Hall, and aired on GCTV and YouTube. Structured in a new format — party candidates sitting together and taking turns responding to questions — this exchange should allow the voter to understand differences by party in approach to town funding issues.
Questions were submitted by registrants, and reviewed and prioritized by three LWVG members: one Democrat, one Republican, and one Unaffiliated voter.
Moderator: Kay Maxwell, Past President of the LWV US and Connecticut
Questioner: Arjun Kishore, GHS Student