The promise was part of a list of pledges he made Monday outside of City Hall. Gioiello is also the chairman of the Shelton Democratic Town Committee. He spoke surrounded by other members of his slate: Alderman John "Jack" Finn, Joe Knapick and Judson Crawford.
"For the fiscal year 2014-2015 I will propose a zero increase in property taxes or will work for free for the fiscal year," Gioiello said. He added that given increasing costs, such as the possibility of all-day kindergarten and bus payments, it may be difficult to avoid a tax increase.
His other pledges are:
- "To present fiscally sound budgets"
- "Immediately work on restoring your trust and faith in our City Government given the scandals that have plagued Shelton for years"
- "To hold all City Hall employees responsible for illegal or unethical conduct"
- "Not to enter into any transactions which may be perceived as improper or as a conflict or interest with my position as mayor"
- "To run my administration in open and transparent manner"
- "To treat every Fire Code violation as serious in nature"
- "To Work with the Board of Education and continuously evaluate the security of our schools in an effort to ensure the safety of our children"
- "To support the appropriate funding of our school system for the betterment of our children's education"
- "To listen respectfully to ideas, suggestions, critiques or questions from all residents and not to dismiss them as 'personal attacks.'"
- "To work my hardest to make Shelton a great place to live, to work and to do business."