You Can Weigh In On CT’s Controversial “8-30g” Law

February 14, 2017

The Connecticut General Assembly’s Housing Committee, which I Chair, will soon hold a public hearing on the controversial affordable housing state law known as 8-30g.

The hearing will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 16 in Room 2A of the Legislative Office Building in Hartford.

Section 8-30g of the Connecticut General Statutes:

  • Has been used by developers to bypass local control and zoning regulations and environmental concerns.
  • Has caused controversial housing decisions throughout Connecticut after costly and inflammatory court litigation.
  • Has the potential to forever alter the unique and historical character of neighborhood architecture and communities.

This year, we have an opportunity to:

  • Take a close look at this law and how it can be improved and adapted to meet changing community needs.
  • Receive input from local zoning officials, community leaders and residents from impacted neighborhoods.
  • Come to a solution which provides towns with much-needed control and flexibility while also achieving the goal of increasing our stock of workforce housing.

What can YOU do?

  • Email your comment about the law today to HSGtestimony@cga.ct.gov . (The comment may be as brief as you like.)
  • Include your name and town in the email.
  • Put “Improve 8-30g” in the email’s subject line.
  • Copy me on the email at Tony.Hwang@cga.ct.gov
  • Share this info with other taxpayers and make your voices heard in Hartford!

For more information on the law: www.cga.ct.gov/2017/rpt/pdf/2017-R-0013.pdf .

Thank you!