What Should The Selectmen Focus On In 2013?
The Board of Selectmen presented 13 goals for Westford in 2013 on Tuesday, what are your thoughts on them?
With a new year comes a need for new goals, and the Westford Board of Selectmen and Town Manager talked on Tuesday about 13 of them for 2013, which we've attached here.
The board eliminated #13, amended #1 to say three years instead of five years on a operating budget and revenue projection, but the broadest discussion was on #8: a new bylaw to ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines in town.
Selectman Val Wormell argued that if the proposal was tied to the recent Newtown incident in Connecticut, it would be more effective for school principals to make their own plans to avoid gun violence while Selectman Robert Jefferies (pictured) took the opposite tack.
He strongly urged that the proposed bylaw not be watered down and advocated for an additional bylaw requiring anyone in Westford to join a "town militia" to get back to the roots of the Second Amendment.
You can see the discussion for yourself on the Westford CAT site (skip to approximately 1:12:00), but today we want to ask you your thoughts.
Do you agree with Jefferies or Wormell? What about the other topics? Are there different goals that should be on the Selectmen's plate? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.