Update, Monday Aug. 12, 5:22 p.m.: the appointment had been pulled from the agenda for Tuesdays meeting, Mayor Richard Moccia said.
NORWALK, Conn. – Mayor Richard Moccia is planning to appoint Bill Dunne to the Planning Commission. The item will be on the agenda for the Aug. 13 Common Council meeting, City Clerk Erin Herring said.
Dunne, a Republican, is currently an alternate member of the Fair Rent commission. He is a writer, editor and speechwriter, according to the resume Herring provided.
Dunne has been the managing partner of Dunne and Partners LLC since 1993, the resume said. His client base is in financial services, homeland security, information technology, telecommunications, energy exploration, health care and other industries. He lists himself as the chief writer for the Homeland Security & Defense Business Council and communications adviser to the Government Technology & Security Coalition.
Dunne’s opinions appear frequently in the letters to the editor section of The Hour, and occasionally in the comments on NancyOnNorwalk. He has a few comments on Facebook as well: environmentalists “don’t give a rat’s patootie about the economy,” he said in a July 1 post linking to an article asking how to “make environmentalists come about against the global warming crusade.”
He also posted a photo of Councilman David McCarthy in a tuxedo.
“Herewith the impresario of Norwalk’s Inaugural Bloomsday Celebration 2013, the one and only Dave McCarthy,” he wrote. “Is this a magnificent hunk of Irish manhood or what? What’s that you say?”