Mallozzi Will Bring Dollars Downtown

First Selectman candidate will bring business to New Canaan and keep an eye on the budget.

After watching last week's Republican debate for First Selectman, I have to applaud Rob Mallozzi’s practical vision for improving New Canaan’s downtown business situation and tightening our town’s budget process.

The combination of a weakened economy, steep commercial rents, and competition from e-shopping have given our local businesses a real challenge. To keep New Canaan the wonderful, “Mayberry" type town it is, we have to find a way to help our local businesses. It’s clear that Rob has a plan to help local businesses thrive while drawing shoppers and diners from neighboring towns to spend their dollars here in New Canaan.

In terms of our town’s fiscal responsibility I was so impressed with Rob’s candor and at times “frustrated anger” while discussing how our town’s money has been used. I am appalled that a $650,000 court judgment along with a $1.1 million legal fee could so handily be managed without an uproar from our town representatives. I can’t imagine Rob Mallozzi sitting still while our town was being billed $1.75 million of unexpected charges. I’m pretty sure he would be asking “How did our town get into this situation? Why is the legal bill nearly two times the court judgment, and why has the community been kept in the dark?"  The old expression “Nobody Likes a Surprise” comes to mind.

I really believe that with Rob’s guidance our town government will better serve the community and our local businesses.  Rob for the Job…he gets my vote!

John Westendorf June 24, 2011 at 04:35 PM
Hank Edwards - Your post is inaccurate and you are clearly mis-informed on Rob's business...1.) It is true that Bob 's Sports(the store) has only a few employees....However, there is more to Bob's Sports as a business than the sporting goods store(i.e.-Real Estate, Landlord, managing the parking lot for all tenants and businesses etc.). 2.) Not to split hairs - but the business was started by Rob's grandfather, not his father...which further speaks to Rob's ability's to expand and evolve the business in such difficult economic times - How many other businesses are still in town today that were there in 1937? There is no person closer to the hearbeat of New Canaan (in this race) than Rob Mallozzi - he clearly has the command,ambition, and ability to lead this town into it's next phase! You owe it to New Canaan to vote for Rob Mallozi.
Hank Edwards June 24, 2011 at 07:45 PM
@ John - they also had another store in Stamford that closed down! @ CTGal111 - at this point Mrs. Guisti should run. SHE gets things done
Hank Edwards June 24, 2011 at 07:49 PM
@ tom winners beget winners. We don't have any running - sort of like McCain/Palin v Obama/Biden - you have to go with lesser evil. Wheres Jack Trifero?
Tom June 24, 2011 at 08:00 PM
Tell ya what. I will run. You want to see budget cuts? I am anything but a politician and I have little compassion about spending cuts.
heavens sake June 24, 2011 at 09:05 PM
One could argue Guisti over qualified for job, or that job market is really bad , and Mallozzi under qualified being a small town store owner. In any case, look what a Harvard MBA CEO did to Enron. Perhaps what candidates intend to do is more important , but niether are saying much except for platitudes and hiring consultants. Sad after what Town has gone through with past so-called transparancy.


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