SmartTowns.org Website Launched to Help Taxpayer Groups

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SmartTowns.org conveys ways in which responsible politicians and concerned taxpayers can promote more cost-effective budgeting and spending restraint in towns and cities.

It’s a source for ideas to promote more cost-effective budgeting and spending restraint in towns and cities

A website to help taxpayers groups has been launched. SmartTowns.org conveys ways in which responsible politicians and concerned taxpayers can promote more cost-effective budgeting and spending restraint in towns and cities. The how-to orientation of the website illustrates many ways in which municipal spending can be reduced without severely impacting the quality of governance and education services.

“It’s a source for ideas, and a place to see what others are doing,” notes Dr. Lewis Andrews, Managing Editor of the website. “Additionally, we provide items of nationwide news about current events on this and related topics; the strong initial popularity of this feature is very satisfying and encourages us to continue to develop the website for even greater usefulness.”

http://www.SmartTowns.org is an initiative of NABR, a taxpayer group in Redding, Connecticut. The group concluded that many lessons learned will be useful to other groups or to those contemplating the start of a group to address local taxation. “We’re very gratified by the initial response," said David Bohn, NABR President. “We are enthusiastic about this effort, we welcome feedback, and we look forward to helping others achieve success in restraining spending at the local level,” notes Bohn. “We want to apply innovative thinking and problem solving to the economic difficulties of so many states and municipalities and to be a guide to better government and schools.”

Nonpartisan Action for a Better Redding, NABR, is a 501 c 3 organization which has developed several practical money-saving ideas to achieve “more bang for the buck” in local governments and schools. NABR publishes NABRbrief, a free periodic bulletin and, in addition to SmartTowns.org, operates a website at http://www.betterredding.org.

For more info, contact:
Dr. Lewis Andrews, Managing Editor, at lew(at)smarttowns(dot)org or 203 938 3661 or
Mary Kubick, News Editor, at mary(at)smarttowns(dot)org or
Frank Scott, Webmaster, at frank(at)smarttowns(dot)org or 203 938 3738

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