You're A Bungler And A Bully
Statement by Mary Ann Turner
According to the Journal Inquirer, Mayor Patrick Tallarita has ordered the town manager and town attorney to "investigate" me, because he is upset that I had a phone conversation with a contractor for a multi-million dollar local project that the Mayor's team has bungled repeatedly.
The JI revealed that I, a private citizen who holds no public office, am being investigated by order of the mayor for alleged "misconduct" and to determine whether I acted "inappropriately" in making a phone call.
Since when is it improper, inappropriate, or illegal for an American citizen to have a phone conversation? When did our private conversations become the business of public servants?
Under whose authority are the Town Manager and Town Attorney "investigating" me, and just what jurisdiction are they claiming?
Who will Mayor Tallarita "investigate" next? The churches? The scouts? The veterans? Is anyone in town, other than his handpicked democratic officer holders, safe from his arrogance?
This is an another obvious attempt to stifle public input, such as when Tallarita refused to let the public speak on the revaluation process; when he refused Republican input on the town budget; and when he stifled public participation at Town Council meetings.
The Enfield Republican Party has put together a quality team that will bring new ideas, and new attitudes to our town, and where all taxpayers have the right to be heard and treated with respect.
Since this is an election year, and the Democratic majority's only platform is a dismal record of increased taxes, reduced services, and inappropriate public behavior, they are left with only personal attacks and intimidation for their campaign.
Mayor Tallarita has resorted to personal attacks on me as the Enfield GOP Town Chairman in hopes of besmirching our team, hoping the diversion will draw voters' attention from his administration's dismal record.
It is reprehensible and far beneath the level of the type of town leaders we deserve and require that Mayor Tallarita has resorted to this type of political attack. Enfield deserves better and the GOP we will make it right!