A game of zones — Connecticut’s local zoning ordinances — they’re unique to the 169 municipalities that make up our great state. Navigating through them can sometimes be a battle, especially when it comes to affordable housing development. But that development is worth fighting for.
While this column often is a rant about failing commuter rail service or an occasional rave for overdue investment in our highways, when you think about it, transportation is really an issue that affects many aspects of our lives: where we live, shop and go to work.
Apparently, Gov. Dannel Malloy and the majority of the elected representatives to the state legislature have decided that historic preservation, affordable housing, open space preservation and farmland protection and promotion of locally grown produce are no longer important to the citizens of Connecticut. If they cared about any of that, they would not be stealing any funds from the Community Investment Act account by sweeping the funds into the general fund over the next budget cycle.