Petition seeks to stop Fairfield affordable housing development on Unquowa

More than 150 people have signed a petition to repeal state statute 8-30g and stop an affordable housing development proposed for Unquowa Road. The creators of the petition, former state Rep. Brian Farnen and Michael Grant, are Republicans running for Connecticut Assembly positions in the 132nd District and 133rd District, respectively. McCarthy Vahey said she has been clear that she does not support the Unquowa proposal. Being campaign season, she said, it is a time for the community to talk about what they want and how to move forward with those goals. McCarthy Vahey said 8-30g is a law that was enacted more than 30 years ago, and its most recent changes came in 2017 with her support and that of the Fairfield delegation. Those changes allowed communities to get more points in the affordable housing system, so that towns could get closer to reaching moratorium status.

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