"To protect themselves, communities need to have a clear account of the risk proposed developments pose — and that requires properly informed and engaged citizens. The beauty of Connecticut’s Home Rule governance is that the power is with the people."

March 8, 2018

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“If you live in the Redding-Georgetown area, the important thing to know is something is going to happen with that property, regardless of whether or not TILL develops there. TILL has a model the community has been receptive to,” she said. “Conventional development has been tried at this site multiple times and has left an immense cost to the community.”

February 13, 2018

 “We’re not creating jobs, we’re not generating tax revenue, and we’ve really lost our heritage of the industrious working spirit that once existed there,” she said.

December 14, 2017

"How do we start acting?"

October 5, 2017

"The take-away: technology invents, culture/society adopts and adapts, generating unanticipated opportunity and productivity. Thus far, cities have been the primary sites of AV testing, yet spatially diffuse, low-density suburbs poorly served by fixed transit systems are natural candidates for the nimble mobility transportation innovation offers."

September 7, 2017

"Championing this emerging technology gives Connecticut communities game-changing purchase on the future.”

August 17, 2017



“The indoor farming industry would be consistent with the ecological heritage of Redding and the industrial working spirit of Georgetown."

August 3, 2017

"The town effectively has no representative on the [Georgetown Special Taxing District] Board if by 'representative,' we mean an appointee whose fiduciary obligation reflects town and taxpayer interests."

August 3, 2017

"How long do Redding taxpayers subsidize the GLDC/GSTD and Pullman & Comley LLC attorneys toward a settlement where they gain and we lose?"

June 29, 2017

"[Pullman & Comley's] advice got the town into a serious dilemma with its special taxing district in Georgetown. Why are we trusting them to pull the town out of that dilemma?"

June 22, 2017


"How do Attorney Phelan and our lineup of Pullman & Comley counsel define 'risk'?"

June 15, 2017

"Why gamble community well-being again in another costly speculative venture guided by the same counsel that presided over the GLDC-GSTD debacle, with the same predatory GLDC-GSTD financiers?"

June 8, 2017

"'I don’t think everyone understands the special taxing district is courtesy of our law firm."

May 18, 2017

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"Could Town Attorney Michael LaVelle provide for us documentation of his written opinion as legal advisor for the town and all departments, boards, commissions and officers of the town relating to the potential risks of a special district established for the Georgetown Land Development Corporation in 2005?"

May 18, 2017

"We as a community have to fully understand: how did this happen to us? Because when I go through the archive records, there is no evidence that we were ever told of the fundamental vulnerability of our town to the debts of a district we can’t control."

May 15, 2017

"Under the third option, concerns were raised about overdevelopment. It also means the town would have to share tax revenue for the next 30 to 50 years."

May 15, 2017

“It would seem that 30 years of effort would be testament enough that conventional development — like that proposed by the GLDC — doesn’t work at this site.”

May 11, 2017

"The relevant section of statute 7-329 states that 'No district shall be terminated under this section until all of its outstanding indebtedness is paid unless the legislative body of the town in which the district is located agrees in writing to assume such indebtedness.'"

May 11, 2017

"Holding real residents of a real town paying real taxes liable to the wanton debt of a paper municipality with out-of-state governance, population zero, is a perversion of law and justice."

May 4, 2017


"Sen. Daily replies, 'It’s important that people do know that neither the municipality nor the State of Connecticut would ever be held liable for these bonds. These are private bonds.'"

May 5, 2017

“An informed community engaged in a transparent process yields our best outcome."

May 4, 2017

“Why does this generation over and over again end its relationship with this town after they get a high school diploma?”

April 13, 2017

“The primary objective (and fiduciary obligation) of conventional development is to maximize return on investment for equity partners. The primary objective of the town is a good town."

April 6, 2017

“What we are doing is building vitality and culture here and making this be a place people want to invest in.” 

March 26, 2017

"How do you build a community around heritage … when there are huge capital flows into real estate?"

March 23, 2017

"Global brownfields expert Niall Kirkwood explains that communities like Redding and Georgetown 'have to address the global problem of brownfields with local solutions that are holistic and integrated.'"

March 16, 2017