Ridgefield, CT, November 1, 2022 – State Representative candidate Bob Hebert today signed a CT 169 Strong local zoning pledge, vowing to support legislation in support of local planning and zoning commissions to appropriately decide land use policies and related regulations.
CT 169 Strong is a grassroots organization dedicated to the preservation of local zoning and empowering our local communities throughout Connecticut. The statewide group was founded in 2020 with the premise that local decision making is the best approach to governance and
having local voices involved in the democratic process.
“As a group dedicated to empowering every city and town in Connecticut, we are pleased to see Bob Hebert sign our pledge which demonstrates his commitment to local zoning, reforming 8-30g, the Affordable Housing Land Use Appeals Procedure and driving awareness of housing,
zoning, planning and development bills to constituents,” said Alexis Harrison of CT169 Strong.
For the last several legislative sessions, there has been an onslaught of bills from the General
Assembly to chip away at Connecticut’s local zoning and create a more centralized, one-size, fits-all approach without considering the uniqueness of our 169 communities, cities and towns including our natural resources, infrastructure limitations, built environment, historical considerations and much more.
Among the many tenets outlined in the pledge, it reads: “I pledge my support of local planning and zoning commissions as they are in the best position, in conjunction with input from local residents, to fairly and impartially decide land use matters by taking into account the needs of all
residents of the municipality, the unique nature of the specific property, related environmental factors and the corresponding resources that are available to support smart, rational and inclusive development for all.”
For more information on CT169Strong, please go to: ct169strong.org