Connecticut LVT Bill Passes Legislature
GroundSwell, May-June 2009]
The Connecticut Legislature has passed Senate Bill 379 and sent it
to Governor Rell's desk, reports Josh Vincent of the Center for The
Study of Economics. SB 379 is a pilot program which can only be used
by one municipality in CT - New London.
CSE and the Re-New London Council had put together an impressive
coalition of supporters. That included New London's mayor and former
mayor, City Council, Landmarks, Main Street, and "Day"
newspaper. It also included New Haven's mayor and Hartford's Metro
Alliance and Preservation Alliance, plus Stamford's Urban
Redevelopment Commission. Additional backers included Connecticut's
Conference of Mayors, Forest and Park, Farmland Trust, Homebuilders
Assn., and Sierra Club. Further supporting the bill was AFSCME
Council 4 and the Farmington River Watershed Assn.