The town’s annual budget is nearly $65 million. Not too long ago, that extremely important number was decided by voice vote by a tiny percentage of the town’s eligible voters at the Annual Town Budget Meeting (ATBM). Changes to the town charter, however, mean every voter and property owner has a chance to cast a ballot to decide how much taxpayers will pay for the services they want.
This year, for the first time, Westonites were able to vote by machine immediately following the ATBM last night (Wednesday), they can grab an absentee ballot at town hall, or they can vote by machine at the middle school May 2, from noon to 8 p.m.
This year’s budget vote is looking to be historic in another way, too. It’s the first time in, well, maybe ever, that the proposed budget will result in a decrease in taxes next year. Hard to beat that!
Be a part of history. And more importantly, be a part of the Democratic process that allows taxpayers to decide how much they will pay. Vote!