1 TOWN BRAINSTORMS ON UPCOMING STRATEGIC PLAN
A broader tax base, affordable housing options, traffic and climate change were raised as issues that the town needs to address, when the Strategic Plan Committee held a community forum last week.
The committee, with the help of its consultants, Houseal Lavigne Associates, has been holding one- on- one interviews and small group forums since the summer, in an effort to gather feedback for the “One Town One Vision” strategic plan.
Wednesday’s forum, Chairman John Wynne said, wouldn’t be the last. The goal, he said, is to “get to a place where we have Fairfield’s future mapped out.” Residents can also submit their comments to the committee via email and the town website.
Wynne explained a plan needs to be created to deal with future challenges, like taxation and the economy. “If we don’t grab hold of the issues that are important to the town and take action, then whatever happens to the town, happens,” he said.
But there was a complaint that there weren’t many members of the public there because no one knew about the forum and that, in the end, nothing would change because of the plan.
Interested residents can find more information at www. hlplanning. com/ portals/ fairfield.
— greilly@ ctpost. com