Fairfield First Selectman Ken Flatto's only real job is to keep tax expenses down. Fairfield already has an incredible school system, and most public systems are fairly efficient. Besides the requisite tidy-up projects, taxes are a priority.
So one can imagine frustration when Mr. Flatto understates the cost of a project. Especially, one may notice, when he underestimates that cost by a FULL $10 MILLION.
It's an education renovation and upgrade project in one of the town's elementary schools. Clearly, Mr. Flatto's own elementary school had a bit of an asbestos problem that affected his ability to add whole numbers.
Adios '08, by the way!