Hartford Current: Wood offers update on legislative zoning proposals

Legislative proposals on state control of local zoning recently passed the state House and Senate. Lots of time, energy and much reflection went into the many conversations on housing choice and the issue of affordability over many months. Collectively – across the state – we did lots of homework, thoughtfully asking questions. Some of the…

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State Control of Local Zoning

In recent polling, Connecticut scores high on quality of life and low on affordability. As our state economy continues to struggle, the latest “fix” coming out of Hartford is state control of local zoning. This is purportedly to address issues of housing affordability and opportunity. Yes, Hartford would be in charge of making decisions on zoning in…

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It Takes Courage

This op-ed originally appeared in The Darien Times on August 11th, 2020. Campaign season is often a time for unfortunate behavior to surface… It’s disappointing that conversations on key issues become twisted beyond the truth. Fabrications are made to fit the narrative of the opposition to suit their goals. In a less than two-minute conversation with…

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Not Typical Times

We live in extraordinary times. In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, our lives came to a standstill with shelter-in-place orders on March 14th. Following this public health and economic crisis came the national debate on racial disparities and police accountability. Every one of us has been directly impacted. It’s a time to feel sobered and…

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