Representative Town Meeting moderator Jeff Wieser has responded to John McCarthy’s allegation that a petition submitted by 20 electors will not be on the October 3 agenda. The moderator says:
“As a former RTM member, John knows that posted agenda items do not carry exact wording of items to be discussed. Resolutions are more specific and they are posted closer to the meeting.
“However, our October 3 agenda very clearly states that Mr. McCarthy’s petition is on the agenda as Item number 6, and he has been told many times that the RTM Rules Committee will meet regarding the petition at its October 2 meeting, in the auditorium at Town Hall.
“There is no reason for this inflammatory letter.“
The agenda item states: “To take such action as the meeting may determine, upon the request of at least 20 Westport electors, to clarify for all Westport residents the meaning and intent of “Sec. A162-6.- Agenda” of the “Representative Town Meeting Rules of Procedures” as found in Exhibit A of the “Code of Ordinances of Westport Connecticut.”