The CT Land Conservation Council is asking for help to develop strong support of community leaders to pass the Community Redevelopment and Conservation Act (CRCA) in the next legislative session.
CRCA would enable (but not require) towns to establish a much-needed mechanism for funding municipal improvement and conservation projects. Passage of this legislation will be a game-changer for community redevelopment and land conservation efforts statewide.
CRCA is not a new concept, but it has improved over time (previous versions of CRCA were known as either the “Green Fund” or “Community Conservation Act”). While these prior bills received solid support, particularly from members of the Environment Committee, the bill has failed to pass out of the legislature because lawmakers have not yet received strong and organized support from community leaders beyond the conservation community.
The public is being asked to please join with CLCC and its partners by signing-on as a supporter of CRCA. Please contact Amy B. Paterson, CLCC Executive Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign-on and/or with questions, suggestions, or ideas for how to best bring CRCA over the finish line in 2013.
Please see the CRCA flyer for additional information.