A dog park in Weston has gone through every approval process — and been litigated in court.
Engineering tests have been conducted. Plans have been modified. Money has been raised. Still, the controversy continues.
First Selectwoman Sam Nestor discusses all this — including another lawsuit filed by a woman who has, literally, “no dog in this fight” — on the latest “What’s Next in Weston.”
This new episode in the Y’s Men of Westport and Weston podcast series proves that when it comes to political fights over land use, Weston is at least equal to its more famously contentious neighbor, Westport.
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When Morality is Mandated
While Selectman Nestor eagerly poses for photo-ops displaying support for such populist issues as the racially disadvantaged, Ukraine, green initiatives etc, she has a blind spot to the Weston community with special needs when it comes to a proposed dog park on the Moore property.
She went so far as to mock such needs in this podcast for the Westport Weston Wise Men’s group, dismissing pending litigation that the dog park lacks basic accommodation for the less abled among us since one complainant, whose dog passed away, doesn’t even have “a dog in the race.”
Can Ms. Nestor be so ill-informed as to not appreciate that Federal law prohibits questioning of a person’s nature or extent of their disabilities in providing public services?
Apparently blind to the special needs of members of the Weston community who would like to enjoy the Moore property proposed for interaction with their own or others’dogs, Selectman Nestor appears deaf to the moral commandment to care for the least among us.
While the question of accommodation was raised in the Town’s approval process, in a rush of political expedience, it was apparently never answered.
Fortunately, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) codified protections that enlighten an otherwise morally disabled leadership and protect all of us from their lack of empathy.