C O A S T A L C A U C U S , C T
Rural Caucus here
THE COASTAL CAUCUS INAUGURAL MEETING OCT. 28, 2019: http://www.ctn.state.ct.us/ctnplayer.asp?odID=16826
Planning & Development and Environment
"COASTAL CAUCUS" (P&D PLUS ENVIRONMENT) HEARS FROM DEEP AND EXPERTS...WE WATCH IT FROM THE BEGINNING HERE.
38 members. PFAS brought them together. Impact on CT
Waterways. CIRCA thinks its role is to undertake those that are
multi-town (i.e. watersheds) - Hurricane Sandy useful for data.
Is CT behind? How complicated is the science? Lawyer remarks
that towns all over CT are having problems with roads - as we are
seeing in Weston.
RESILIENCE AND THE I TOLD YOU SO FACTOR: This actually shows the trends in frequency of storms on the L.I.S. coast from Greenwich to New Haven and New Haven to R.I.
I was struck by how interesting all of this is when matched against Town of Weston road evaluations.
Upon a second viewing for details, we tried to confirm if our original read was correct:
- Projections too far out are fantasy;
- "Resiliency" studies' findings are only examples, and not comprehensive.
- Focus on shoreline and rivers excluded what Weston has noticed -
deterioration of roads. Which was mentioned at the end by
In the WestCOG region: https://circa.uconn.edu/wcog-reg-crs-program/
Four towns including Danbury (to Weston's north) in study area.