Rep. O’Dea, State Republicans Join Advocates to Emphasize Local Approach to Transit-Oriented Developments

Posted on March 15, 2023


CT House and Senate Republicans Stand With Local Leaders In Call For Community-Driven Approach To Transit-Oriented Development Legislation 

HARTFORD – Today, State Representative Tom O’Dea (R-125), State Rep. Tracy Marra (R-141), and State Senator Ryan Fazio (R-36) joined leadership from CT169STRONG and local zoning officials from across Connecticut to emphasize their priorities for proposed “Live, Work, Ride” legislation to build transit-oriented developments across Connecticut.

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Rep. O’Dea Testifies to the Housing Committee: “Let’s Work Together to Improve 8-30g”

Posted on February 28, 2023


HARTFORD — On Tuesday, February 28th, House Republican Deputy Leader Tom O’Dea (R-125) was the leading Republican voice in support of improving Connecticut’s longstanding affordable housing laws, including state statute 8-30g.

Rep. O’Dea stood with his Republican colleagues for a press conference to outline a set of legislative proposals aimed at increasing the state’s actual affordable housing stock with respect for municipal guidelines on zoning and development. Among the proposals was HB 5326,

Register to Testify for a Public Hearing on 8-30g (Feb. 28)

Posted on February 24, 2023


I want to inform you of an upcoming public hearing in the legislature’s Housing Committee on Tuesday, February 28th at 11:00 am. The public hearing will be held in the Legislative Office Building (Room 1A) in Hartford and via Zoom. Those interested can testify in person or via Zoom.

House Republicans have proposed a series of alterations to the state’s 8-30g law regarding affordable housing developments, which currently subjects small, highly developed towns like New Canaan and Darien to legal action