Republican Town Chairman John Slater says pigs are animals too and should be included in Mayor Bill Finch’s green initiative just like chickens. Statement from Slater to the mayor.
I wanted to take this time to offer my congratulations on the landmark ordinance you have worked on to ensure the Bridgeport taxpayers can house chickens on their property. It is a responsible ordinance that not only allows for the housing of chickens but outlines the legal standards to do so.
However as the Chairman of the Bridgeport Republican Party I can honestly say, and I apologize, that I had no idea this was so important to the taxpayers of Bridgeport. That’s right, I was wrong Mr. Mayor. I thought the taxpayers were most concerned with ways to lower their property and car taxes, the state of the Bridgeport education system and the quality of services funded by their hard-earned dollars.
So I am happy to announce that the Bridgeport Republican Party would like to spearhead a new ordinance. We would like to propose an ordinance to “Make Pigs Fly.” Pigs are animals too and, if handled properly, I’m sure we could work together to find a way to fit them into your “BGreen2020” initiative.
I understand if you are not available to help as I’m sure you’re currently working on other landmark ordinances. However, if this ordinance is just not something that interests you, our committee would have no problem sticking to the issues that we always thought were most important; lowering taxes, the students of Bridgeport and the quality of our civil services.