Democrat Greenwich First Selectperson candidate Laura Erickson announced by email today that installing speed cameras will be one of her top priorities for Greenwich should she get elected on November 7th.
"The state legislature passed a law this July to enable towns and municipalities to get to “Vision Zero”– meaning no fatalities on our streets. This legislation provides a pathway for speed cameras for enforcement," said Erickson.
Erickson is calling for a piloting an automated speed camera program on both Stanwich and Orchard Streets based on a recent traffic study. She promised she would "use all the tools at our disposal" in order "to enforce speed limits" and protect lives.
Of course not everyone is happy about the prospects of "Vision Zero" which has a rather Orwellian, "Big Brother Is Watching" kind of vibe.
One person we spoke with who is upset with the proposal said, "Speed cameras are OK to get people to slow down but recording license plates and sending a speeding ticket in the mail is DEFINITELY NOT FOR GREENWICH!"
Another person familiar with the proposal said, "How tone deaf that Erikson is looking to fund a pet project for herself and hobbyist friends, while we have issues with our schools, zoning/overbuilding, and huge financial considerations for the future of our town."
Erickson also used the email to promote another bad endorsement, fresh off accepting a bad endorsement from CT Attorney General William Tong, the same guy who is in the midst of a court battle where he is demanding that a Connecticut mom must defer to school officials, and socially transition her own children against her and their father’s will.
Now she's accepting another dubious endorsement, this time from U.S. Senator Chris Murphy who has extensive connections to the Communist Party, and is also tied to Alex Soros, the radical son of globalist George Soros. Murphy's long-time relationship with the Communist Party is so close that New Haven Connecticut Communist Party USA leader Joelle Fishman wrote in the People's World on June 28, 2013:
The union-community coalition that came together around the city elections and the 2011 jobs program, was instrumental in electing Sen. Chris Murphy, a champion for jobs and working people, to the U.S. Senate.
The people of Greenwich are already aware of at least one other globalist in their midst, Scott Kalb, who is running for the Town's finance body, the Board of Estimation and Taxation (BET). He spent 11 years on the World Economic Forum's Global Future Council on Long-Term Investing, and even served as both Chairman and Vice-Chairman.
Now he's responsible for promoting environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues for New America, where another son of George Soros, Jonathan Soros, previously served on the Board from 2012 through 2018.
According to CompStack, Soros Fund Management leased office space in Greenwich at 2 Pickwick Plaza from 2021 through 2032, so it would be wise for residents to pay attention to the globalists living in their backyard.