Parking questions highlight Camillo, Oberlander forum

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GREENWICH — Given its importance to local business owners, it was no surprise that parking was a big part of Thursday morning’s Chamber of Commerce conversation with Greenwich’s first selectman candidates.

Both Democrat Jill Oberlander and Republican Fred Camillo took part in the forum at the Greenwich Water Club. It was not a debate between the two candidates seeking to replace outgoing First Selectman Peter Tesei but rather a chance for them to talk directly to members of the chamber and hear their concerns.

“Going back to 1948, (parking) was considered the No. 1 problem,” said Beth Anrich, a chamber member who worked on the issue for the successful Board of Selectmen campaign of now-Gov. Ned Lamont in 1987. “In 1978, I wrote a paper about it and it was the No. 1 problem. In 1987, when I was running this campaign, it was the No. 1 problem. What are you going to do from 1948 up to 2019 to improve parking?”

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