Legislative Overview

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CCAPA members are encouraged to monitor legislative developments by watching for the Government Relations Committee email alerts and updates and by checking the CT General Assembly webpage.

Please forward questions, concerns, or comments on legislative matters to govrel@ccapa.org.  We may request members to contact legislators about pending legislation or to offer professional assistance to their considerations.

For more information on the activities of the Government Relations Committee, please view the other pages in the Legislative menu.

Status Report: Analysis of the Boundaries of Logical Planning Regions

This morning, the Office of Policy and Management (OPM) presented a status report to the legislature’s Planning and Development Committee on its analysis of the boundaries of logical planning regions, in accordance with Section 249 of Public Act 13-247.  The report provides an overview of OPM’s method of analysis, which resulted in preliminary recommendations for the proposed designation/redesignation of planning region boundaries.

OPM expects there to be further refinement of the proposed boundaries between now and January 1, 2014.  Upon completion of its analysis on January 1, 2014, OPM must notify the chief executive officer of each municipality located in a planning region in which the boundaries are proposed for redesignation, so that the municipality has the opportunity to formally appeal the redesignation.  Upon conclusion of OPM’s analysis and any subsequent appeals, the member municipalities of each planning region are required to take the necessary steps to create a regional council of governments by no later than January 1, 2015.

OPM’s status report can be viewed here.

Click here for Title 8 of the Connecticut General Statutes: Zoning, Planning, Housing and Economic Development revised to January 2013.

Click here for a General Assembly Web Page Tutorial. “Navigating the General Assembly”.

Click here to open or download a copy of Ten Steps to Sending Effective E-Mail to Elected Officials” (PDF)

Click here to open or download a copy of Ten Steps to Composing Persuasive Letters and Faxes” (PDF)


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