Final week noticed the beginning of an extended session of the Connecticut Normal Meeting, and we sincerely hope that our elected representatives will work collectively to maneuver Connecticut ahead. As members of CT169Strong, a grassroots group devoted to informing Connecticut residents on zoning points, we consider residents deserve higher from our elected legislators, reasonably priced housing advocates and paid developer lobbyists who’ve proposed powerful zoning and housing insurance policies throughout latest legislative classes . Residents deserve to be told of the small print and implications of proposed laws, however as an alternative the content material of the legal guidelines has been obscured and voters misled.
We wholeheartedly agree with state Rep. and Majority Chief Jason Rojas when he stated in his Jan. 2 assertion in Hartford Couran that it is time to “put the politics apart and work on actual options.” However is that one thing he and his majority social gathering colleagues, who’ve supported powerful housing payments and drastic “top-down” zoning proposals, are actually prepared to do? We actually hope so.