Kimberly Fiorello

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Frank Talk about Racism Trips up State Rep at “Mansion Tax” Hearing

Last week, the bill on everyone’s mind was SB1024. Over 340 people signed up to speak at a CGA Planning & Development Committee hearing on March 15, which focused on SB1024, aka “Desegregate CT bill.” The legislation would require all Connecticut towns to change zoning to allow more multi-family housing based on the premise that it would lead to more affordable housing. This week the bill that is top of mind is SB1068, also called the “mansion tax.” A public hearing on Monday drew 67 people to testify. Continue Reading →

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Feathers Ruffled after New Haven Mayor Points Finger at Greenwich during Hearing on Zoning Legislation

In Greenwich, where a .1 or .2 acre lot located downtown with a “tear down house” fetches well over $1 million, some argued the result of 1024 would be a proliferation of expensive condos or rental apartments. It might not create affordable units, but instead erode what little remains of downtown’s middle class housing stock. Continue Reading →

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Marathon Hearing Draws 340+ to Testify; Republicans Mostly Oppose, Dem’s Mostly Favor SB 1024 “The DeSegregate CT Bill”

These proposed bills not only ignore the economic reality of home pricing in high opportunity towns, but their adoption will suffocate efforts in affluent communities to create actual affordable units via private sector development.” – Danielle Dobin, Westport P&Z chair Continue Reading →

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LETTER: Fiorello Champions Personal Freedoms but was 1 of Just 9 Reps to Vote against CROWN Act to end Hair Discrimination

“…Black community members testified to the need for these protections based on their personal encounters with threatening comments, hair policing, harsh looks, and even being sent home, or shamed in front of colleagues based on their hair. The Act passed by a whopping 139-9 in Hartford.” – Lorelei O’Hagan Continue Reading →

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LETTER: Fiorello Signals the Radicalization of the Connecticut GOP

“While Fiorello lost in North Stamford, and the GOP margin was significantly reduced in Greenwich as compared to previous races, she did manage to eke out a win of 394 votes. And a win is a win, so here we are.” – Michelle Abt, for CT149 Truth Brigade, a group of concerned constituents from Greenwich and North Stamford Continue Reading →

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Forum on Affordable Housing Focuses on Local Control, Property Rights and Unintended Consequences of Future State Legislation

The hosts and panelists said they feared the legislation would diminish the authority of local zoning boards and give the State of Connecticut significantly more control of local zoning. Continue Reading →

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