I would like to thank everyone that participated in our Online Town Hall Forum last night. It was exciting and I believe everyone had a good time. I would also like to hear from each of you about the high points and low points of the forum. What worked? What didn’t? What can we do to make it better?
For me the highpoints were when things moved towards being a little more conversational and less ‘Q&A’ like. In particular, I liked the dialog about the business environment in Connecticut, with comments about sole proprietorships, small business, different types of business taxes and how the state can create a more healthy business environment; especially David Mooney’s contributions on this topic. I also really liked the discussions about improving the quality of life in Connecticut such as comments that Nate Bixby brought up about the Climate Change Action Plan and about community development and affordable housing.
I appreciate the emails we got ahead of time and I apologize that we didn’t get to all of them. As was noted in the invitations to this online forum, this was not intended to be another typical boring old Q&A session where people play stump the candidate, but was intended to be “a statewide dialogue about how, working together, we can move Connecticut in a new direction”. I greatly appreciate those who came with an attitude of working together to move Connecticut in a new direction.