Various sources in town government are predicting an increase of 6 to 8 percent in the Town of Fairfield's 2013-14 budget. The budget process is about to begin, with final approval by the RTM expected in mid-May.

The citizen's group Fairfield for Good Government is working to keep Fairfield affordable by reducing spending in many areas that many of our supporters -- seniors, empty nesters, parents, teachers and singles -- have brought to our attention.

David Title, superintendant of the Fairfield Public Schools, will speak at the next meeting of FGG on Thursday, Jan. 10, at the Scandinavian Club, 1351 South Pine Creek Road, at 7 p.m. The meeting is open to the public, and if you are interested in attending please register at by emailing

FGG is grateful that a growing number of people in Fairfield recognize that we have a serious problem with affordability and want to be better informed on the issues. Fair-TV is the best place to stay informed as every town meeting is now being video taped and can be accessed on demand. FGG encourages those who would like to become even more involved to speak at public meetings and write letters to the editor. The more people who are willing to get involved at any level in this effort, the more likely it is that it will be possible to make a positive difference at keeping Fairfield affordable.

Kate Daniello

Fairfield for Good Government