Legislators in Hartford want to override our towns’ authority, and they are explicit about their plans. I do not believe they have any business or justifiable reason to dictate how our towns operate, and neither did every generation that came before ours. Connecticut’s planning and zoning decisions have always been made at a local level. We should keep it that way, and I will work to ensure it stays that way.
Creating more housing options in our community would be great in many towns. For instance, I have friends who have divorced and want to stay in town to keep their children in the school system, but they may not be able to afford an entire home by themselves. Additionally, elderly residents often want to downsize, reduce their maintenance burdens, and stay in their community. We need better options.