As I knock on doors and talk with people at the gym, the grocery store, on Main Street, the one constant sentiment I hear is the frustration with direction that Ridgefield is heading. Be it the 60 percent increase in the sewer fees, over development, the traffic, the increase in the fees to play pickleball, people are upset and feel like Town Hall is not listening to them. In the past, I have heard Ridgefield residents express their concerns, what I did not realize, was the intensity of feelings about the direction our town has taken.
Many people have expressed the feeling “It’s not the Ridgefield that I remember.” While people understand that, as time passes, things change; unfortunately, the direction that the leadership of our town has taken Ridgefield, over the past few years, does not reflect a positive change. There is a lack of urgency in dealing with our town’s problems, as well as a lack of transparency in how issues are dealt with by the first selectman’s office.