Editors’ note: This headline for this letter has been corrected to reflect that the letter to the editor did not say that Sen. Hwang will be present at the meeting. The author of the letter did not submit the original headline and the letter does not claim that Sen. Hwang will be present.
To the Editor:
All Easton, Weston and Woodbridge residents, regardless of party affiliation, are invited to join a Zoom call this Thursday at 6.30 pm to discuss how they can help support State Senator Tony Hwang’s recently introduced bill to exempt watershed towns like Easton, Weston, and Woodbridge from State mandated high density development.
Time: Feb 16, 2023 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84378509736
Meeting ID: 843 7850 9736
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This all is sponsored by Easton Activist Groups including:
Save Our Towns/Save Our Schools
Citizens for Responsible Government
and Preserve 06612
On 1/23/2023 State Senator Tony Hwang introduced a bill which advocates a simple amendment to State Law 830-G (the Affordable Housing Mandate Law). Tony’s bill would exempt towns whose land is over 70% watershed from the State’s High-Density Housing Mandate in order to protect the water supply. Easton, Weston and Woodbridge are the three towns in the State who meet this threshold.
Links to the bill
Actual bill with language
WE NEED TO SHOW TONY HWANG THAT WE SUPPORT HIS EFFORT. WE NEED TO SHOW THE STATE ASSEMBLY THAT WATER SAFETY IS AN IMPORTANT BI-PARTISAN ISSUE.
Right now State Law 830-G mandates Affordable Housing in all towns and sets a 10% of housing stock “affordable” guideline for for municipalities. This law allows developers to circumvent local zoning and get High Density Housing Plans approved by the Hartford bureaucrats. The law takes a cookie cutter approach to the state and ignores the risk that High Density housing poses to the water supply in watershed towns like Easton, Weston, and Woodbridge.
As the great hockey player Wayne Gretzsky once said, “You don’t score on shots you do not take.”