January 2022:

The CCAPA Government Relations Committee (GRC) has released its Legislative Agenda for the 2022 legislative session of the Connecticut General Assembly, which will begin Wednesday, February 9th. After conducting a survey of CCAPA members in December, three major priorities emerged: 

  1. Approving a State Plan of Conservation & Development and re-envisioning the Plan's purpose and adoption process; 
  2. Making permanent the Authorizations for Virtual Public Meetings; 
  3. Allowing website notification of public notices in lieu of newspaper publication. 

Additional issues are reviewed in the Agenda document. Comments and suggestions regarding legislation may be directed to CCAPA Government Relations Co-Chairs John Guszkowski and Emmeline Harrigan at CTplannersGovRel@gmail.com.


December 2021:

The CCAPA Government Relations Committee (GRC) is preparing for the upcoming 2022 legislative session of the Connecticut General Assembly, which will begin Wednesday, February 9th. We have been working with partner organizations including CAZEO, Partnership for Strong Communities, Connecticut Bar, and DesegregateCT to identify key issues, as well as revisiting priorities that were not addressed in the 2021 session. This will be a “short session,” convened only from early February to early May, and we must focus on a short list of high priorities.

We are seeking input from the full CCAPA membership to help us prioritize these policies. Please take this short survey and share your views on these priorities: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CCAPAGRC2022.

Thank you. As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Government Relations Committee at ctplannersgovrel@gmail.com

Emmeline Harrigan, AICP & John Guszkowski, AICP

CCAPA Government Relations Co-Chairs