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I respect the service of the BOF members and would welcome any of them on the LC or an advisory body with more freedom to do work and be thought leaders.
However the issue is the BOF as constituted is just as political a board as the LC by nature of party centered elections. The bipartisan CRC looked at a lot of alternatives but this was their final recommendation. The charge to consolidate authority (in line with the 2 into 1 budget structure used by our neighbors in Brookfeild, Southbury, Monroe, Bethel, and Oxford vs our 2 into 1 into 1 model) was put forward by a Democrat led Council, and now advanced by a Republican led Council, so this is not a partisan issue but a process question that should be rooted in reality of how things are in practice.
My comments are my own and not on behalf of the Legislative Council of which I am a member.