Democracy gets down to its most basic form next week with Wilton’s Annual Town Meeting on Tuesday, May 1, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the Clune Center on the Wilton High School campus, 395 Danbury Road. Citizens will be asked to consider an overall town spending plan for fiscal year 2019 of more than $127 million (see story on page 1A). Voting will begin in the lobby after the meeting. For those who cannot make the meeting, voting resumes Saturday, May 5, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
As the League of Women Voters emphasized in its column Nobody Told Me That last week, those who do not attend the Annual Town Meeting or participate in the vote allow others to speak for them. At the Town Meeting, questions may be asked, opinions may be given, and motions may be made to reduce a budget line item. Any motions will be voted on by those in the audience. In the past, motions have been made to make cuts. Those who did not attend had no say in the outcome.