May 13, 2015 by milfordpreservationtrust
Please join supporters of the Community Investment Act and Connecticut State Legislators this Wednesday, 13 May 2015, for the Community Investment Act Lobby Day! Help express our concerns over proposed cuts to this very important and highly successful community and cultural funding source!
When: 13 May 2015, 12:00 noon to 3:00 PM
Where: Legislative Office Building, Room 1D, 300 Capitol Ave, Hartford, CT 06510
“A diverse group of individuals and organizations will gather with legislators in Hartford this Wednesday, May 13 to advocate for protection of Community Investment Act funding, which is at risk of being swept under the Governor’s proposed biennial budget. Enacted in 2005 with bipartisan support and funded by a surcharge on local recording fees, the CIA provides dedicated funding to conserve open space, protect farmland, support dairy farmers, preserve historic properties and create affordable housing. To date, this hugely successful program has reinvested over $133 million in 1,100+ projects in 168 communities across the state.
“The Governor’s budget proposes to completely sweep the Community Investment Act account from January 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017, depositing all funds in the general fund over that time period.
“This unprecedented diversion would effectively end the Community Investment Act as we know it, directly impacting the character of our state”.
Also, please continue to email, call, or write your own Connecticut State Legislators to express your concerns over proposed Community Investment Act de-funding. Visit the Connecticut General Assembly’s Find Your Legislator webpage for help finding your legislators or their points of contact.