Two issues recently have received townwide attention: the Westport town bus and the future of the Kemper Gunn House.
As an RTM member in District 6, I remember receiving calls from residents seeking help restoring funds for the town bus. Their goal was to ask the RTM to overturn the Finance Commission's decision to reduce spending, thus limiting services. I was in favor of this reinstatement, and suggested they seek a quorum and start a petition. This resulted in a groundswell of support and the RTM's vote restoring proper funding. This may not have been the case if many didn't step up and voice opinions.