Category: Zoning

‘Fair share’ housing bill is anything but

Very soon, the General Assembly’s Housing Committee will consider a bill, HB 5204, known as the “Fair Share” bill.  The bill’s language is vague on how it would actually work,…
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Letter: RTM Resolution Would Send a Message to State Legislators about 8-30g

By: greenwichfreepress | March 8, 2022 Submitted by Ellen Brennan-Galvin, RTM D-7, Vice-Chair, Land Use Committee CT Statute 8-30g, which was initially adopted in 1989, did not achieve what it…
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Letter: Save Your Local Zoning Commission

“I call on all residents of our state to save our local land use boards and commissions —​ help us to help you,” Alexis Harrison writes. Anna Bybee-Schier, Patch Staff…
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Fred Lee: Why 8-30g Affordable Housing Statute is Destructive to Greenwich

By: greenwichfreepress | February 14, 2022 Submitted by Frederick Lee, Greenwich, District 1. Much has been written regarding 8-30g and its impact on Greenwich. I would like to express my…
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Kim Fiorello (opinion): CT housing ratio almost impossible

State Rep. Kimberly FiorelloJan. 21, 2022 Happy New Year! I hope you are starting 2022 rested and ready for what the new year has in store. For those of us…
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In Fighting 8-30g, Does Beauty Matter?

By Greenwich Sentinel 1Featured Articles, Column By Kimberly Fiorello Baseless claims that local zoning decisions are being made in order to keep Connecticut towns racially segregated continue to drive the…
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Republicans, at Norwalk rally, ring alarm bell on proposed Democratic zoning legislation

By Nancy Guenther Chapman MAY 10 2021 NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk is not a metropolis, it’s a collection of neighborhoods, and it’s possible that there’s too much building is underway,…
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Dozens rally in Madison to support keeping zoning decisions local

Susan Braden May 3, 2021Updated: May 3, 2021 10:04 a.m. MADISON — The message of the rally on Saturday was shared in words and signs: Hartford, keep your hands off local…
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Madison the Site of a Rally for Local Control of Housing and Zoning

BY CATE HEWITT MAY 3, 2021MAY 2, 2021 MADISON — In front of Town Hall Saturday, about 45 people, including local and state legislators and members of CT169Strong, rallied against several proposed housing…
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Letter To The Editor: Why Zoning Public Hearings Matter

“Let’s not allow the voice of the public to be silenced,” writes Fairfield resident Alexis Harrison. Dear editor: Public participation and transparent government are central to our democratic government. Anything…
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