Time to put up or shut up.
Or run for the RTM.
NOTE: You can also run if you love the way Westport is run.
Westporters interested in serving on the Representative Town Meeting — the 36-member legislative body that passes the town and education budgets; enacts ordinances (like the plastic bag ban), and reviews certain zoning changes, among other duties — can pick up an election petition beginning tomorrow (Tuesday, July 23, Town Clerk’s office in Town Hall).
Just get 25 signatures from residents of your district, by September 10. (That’s less than one a day.)
Bingo — you’re on the November 5 ballot.
You don’t even know your district map. The Town Clerk’s office tells you everything you need to know — including all registered voters in that district.
The RTM is non-partisan. Members serve 2-year terms.