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Deconstructing ‘Desegregate CT’

By Dr. Richard Lechtenberg In 1972 I was studying medicine in London, England. I was approached by a charming young lady, a fellow medical student, who invited me to a…
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Work Live Ride Places Strings on Brownfields Remediation

— CT 169 Strong, 3.13.2023 If the proposed “Work Live Ride bill (HB-6890) is passed as advocated by its proponents, all Connecticut municipalities could face termination of the decades-long federally…
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Local zoning advocates push back ahead of public hearing on “live work ride”

by Marc E. Fitch March 15, 2023 Lawmakers and local officials pushed back against Connecticut’s affordable housing statute 8-30g and against proposals at the Capitol that would override local zoning…
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The Lisa Wexler Show

Sherman 1st Selectman Don Lowe Explains Why The Fair Share Affordable Housing Bill Isn’t Right for Small Towns

Fair Share, Adding 8-30g Units, Senior Tax Abatements: Up Late with the Housing Committee

— Cate Hewitt, 3.1.2023 The controversial Fair Share bill – affordable housing legislation that was killed in committee in 2021 – was back on the table at Tuesday’s Housing Committee…
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WestCOG Director Lends Vocal Opposition to Fair Share Housing Bill

— Cate Hewitt, 3.6.2023 In a Zoom panel discussion on zoning bills Sunday night, WestCOG Executive Director Francis Pickering strongly opposed the controversial Fair Share bill, HB 6633, which is…
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Desegregate CT – A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

Michael E. Hahn, Riverside I am  writing this letter as a concerned citizen, taxpayer and an individual who recently participated in Desegregate CT’s presentation to the Greenwich Planning & Zoning Commission.…
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Op-Ed: At the Crux of DesegregateCT’s Bill, A Zoning Czar

By Kimberly Fiorello Finally getting to the crux of the matter, at the core of DesegregateCT’s third try to pass a state law that would significantly impact how local voices…
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What’s at Stake, Affordable Housing, Zoning and 8-30g bills.

3/5/23 CT169Strong hosts – ZOOM DISCUSSION with Francis Pickering, Executive Director of WestCOG, Kathy Braun, Land Attorney and Fairfield TPZ Commission, Jeff Gordon, State Senator 35th District, Woodstock TPZ Chair,…
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The Lisa Wexler Show – Westport State Rep. Jonathan Steinberg

Hear why Westport’s State Rep Jonathan Steinberg is threatening to filibuster against CT’s new Fair Share bill if it makes it to the floor. The bill will mandate land use…
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