Some Connecticut towns drop their Web...

Some Connecticut towns drop their Web sites, saying state law o...

There are 6 comments on the Hartford Courant story from Oct 6, 2008, titled Some Connecticut towns drop their Web sites, saying state law o.... In it, Hartford Courant reports that:

The town's Web site, which also includes a listing of municipal services, parks and recreation information and key town phone numbers, is gone.

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CtlAltDel

Ashford, CT

#1 Oct 6, 2008
Yet ANOTHER unfunded state mandate. Once again, our legislators tack something on without any research or discussion, nobody takes the time to look into it (or, in this case, because it was added to a popular bill, ignore it) and We The People are stuck with the results.

VOTE THEM ALL OUT THIS NOVEMBER.
NEs Rising Shell

Ellington, CT

#2 Oct 6, 2008
It wouldn't be such a problem if (1) there was some flexibility about it for small towns, or (2) the hallowed Right To Sue For Everything You Think You Deserve wasn't so liberally used.

Small towns have the same requirements as large ones, have little staff to do them, and can't afford the attorney fees to defend this crap.

You know, a simple required statement on a town's website to the effect that the website is not the official information source, and that the official notices can be found <wherever they're published now> would have been plenty sufficient.

Again our legislature acts without common sense or thought of financial consequences.
swhosley

United States

#3 Oct 6, 2008
DUH! Senator Roraback hit the nail on the head!

"State Sen. Andrew Roraback said the new law got little discussion during this year's General Assembly session. It was tacked onto a law that revokes pensions of state officials who are convicted of illegal activities in office."

As usual, the legislature passes a law with little or no debate. in Connecticut Legislation is only discussed in the democrat's caucus, The majority leader says what he wants to happen, and then it is rushed to the floor, where it gets, at best, some token debate and then is passed by the democrat majority.
amazed

Naugatuck, CT

#4 Oct 6, 2008
let's first decide where the official site for posting these notices is.

is it the town hall bulletin board, the agency door, or most accessible to all the internet, even if it is at the town library open more hours than town hall is?

then make towns stick by it. they have an obligation to make this info available. how hard is updating a web site once a week. taking sites down is a cop-out.

this would be best served by a better state law mandating how it is to be done in all towns in the state.
jim

Mountain Home, AR

#5 Oct 6, 2008
Bush Chaney McCain want to hide every fact why not towns? They can hide their mistakes too.
Surf52

Baltimore, MD

#6 Oct 6, 2008
jim wrote:
Bush Chaney McCain want to hide every fact why not towns? They can hide their mistakes too.
No worries, Jim. I suspect everybody's dirty secrets wind up in your hometown, eh? Or aht least that's where they try and get them to go.

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