Camillo: POCD Offers Vision in a Way that Respects Past

Letter to the editor from First Selectman Fred Camillo, Dec 9, 2019

The Greenwich Plan of Conservation and Development (POCD) is road map of where the stakeholders in Town, our residents, envision our Town to be over the next 10 years.

This vision is presented in a way that respects our past, and endeavors to protect all in that history that has made our community a destination for more than a century.

While the ideas and concepts presented in this document are focused locally, we must plan with an awareness of the decisions made at the state Capitol in Hartford.

Recent policies implemented and laws enacted have made governing harder, and our ability to retain residents more difficult.

That makes this POCD even more important. We need to continue to enhance our natural beauty, protect our resources, and tap into the entrepreneurial spirit and civic pride that has made Greenwich the envy of municipalities across the land. This document provides a blue print for doing that.

The Office of the First Selectman will continue to be an active participant in this process and offer any and all resources possible to attain the goals outlined in this exciting vision for our Town’s immediate future and beyond.

Services provided, unique amenities, and sustainable practices are included in way that will grow our Grand List while improving the daily lives of every resident and visitor to Town.

I look forward to working with the Planning and Zoning Commission, the RTM, and the wonderful residents that call this beautiful Town home, so that this vision becomes a reality.

Fred Camillo
First Selectman
Town of Greenwich