I am afraid that having Paramedics based in Darien will be killed by using the excuse that we have no money.
I have been traveling, visiting family and friends, but I am back home in Darien now. I have read with interest how our governor has cut state funds to Darien. In turn, Jon Zagrodzky (JZ) has frozen increases in spending in Darien. JZ is the Chairman of the Board of Corruption (BOC), aka the BOF.
I refer to the BOF as the BOC because I believe this Board was the primary impetus driving the special education school scandal. The BOC did not try and install systems to monitor special education. Rather, this Board demanded Draconian cuts which led to the scandal.
JZ presided over the audit, non-audit review of special education excess billing which turned out to be a cover up. If JZ was so worried about spending, he should resign because he and his fellow BOC members are responsible for significant wasted dollars because of their involvement with the special education scandal.
JZ also has never answered questions about potential conflicts of interest because of his children. Is it true that his children are enrolled at an expensive private school for children with special needs? If so, is the town paying or is he paying? Either way, he should not have been in charge of the audit, non-audit review.
The BOC, among others, should also be held accountable for the embarrassing financial overruns at 35 Leroy. This project was out of control for years and the BOC did nothing.
JZ and the BOC have no credibility in telling Darien how to control costs.
I can see JZ using this tight fiscal crunch to prevent Paramedics based in Darien. Human life will mean nothing.