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