In 2008, with both national and local fiscal crisis threatening our town, a group of East Hampton residents—Democrats, Republicans, Independents, and unaffiliated—formed a non-profit, non-partisan organization with specific objectives in mind.
June 17, 2009
The East Hampton Press, Editorial
July 8, 2009
The East Hampton Star, Editorial
December 26, 2012
Over the past decade, we have promoted increased public awareness of local civic issues, greater voter participation and accountability, transparency and effectiveness in all governing bodies in the Town of East Hampton.
We have held public forums and panel discussions on the Deep Water Wind Farm and energy sustainability; waste water management and water quality; government performance and the role of a town manager; land conservation and the Community Preservation Fund, Code Enforcement, and tax reassessment, among others.
We sponsored debates for school board and town board candidates for both primary and general elections, as recently as this years’ Town Board Democratic Primary debate in August and General Election debate in October.
We conducted member meetings with Town Board members, as well as other government officials such as the Town’s Tax Assessor, Police Chief, Environmental Protection Director, Director of Land Management and Acquisition, the East Hampton School Superintendent, the Suffolk County Executive and more.
But being the government watchdog never ends…