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Thursday, August 09, 2012

Buy American Councilman Della Fera

     How many people trust a used car salesman?  When buying a car, it is wise to take it for a test drive.  It seems that Westfield Councilman Sam Della Fera wants us all to trust his analysis of Westfield's current fiscal state of affairs, comparing past and present bond ratings to imported automobiles.

TFoTM suggests to Councilman Della Fera, "Buy American Sam."

     According to The Alternative Press online news site, at Tuesday night's town council meeting, Councilman Sam Della Fera responded to a resident that spoke concerning Westfield debt, its spent reserves, and its recently downgraded credit rating.
     Della Fera responded with the following:
     “Our budget for 2012 is at a level that the town hasn’t seen since 2008,” responded Della Fera. And, he said, “We are in less debt today than we were several years ago.” He argued that, rather than keep money in reserve, the town used it to maintain the fire department, police department and services.
“I don’t work for Standard & Poor’s. I work for the people of Westfield,” said Della Fera. “If a AA+ rating is considered unfavorable, I’d consider that a downgrade from a Porsche to a Mercedes Benz.”

Go to the following link to review The Alternative Press story:


With Town Administrator Jim Gildea left to steer Westfield down the road to recovery, what can we expect?
Westfield's Future?

1 comment:

  1. Della Fera talks about maintaining services? What about the striping of Gumpert Park? What king of service does Sam call that?