The Hartford Courant‘s Tom Condon has written an editorial in support of the Community Investment Act.  The budget submitted by Governor Malloy proposes to permanently divert $4 million a year from the Community Investment Act to fund the CT Dept. of Education’s Healthy Food Certificate Program.  However, the original intent of the Community Investment Act was to use the proceeds of a recording fee to fund smart growth initiatives including preserving farmland and open spaces, affordable housing and historic preservation.  As Tom Condon notes, “The law has been remarkably successful, providing tens of millions of dollars for these smart-growth goals in nearly every town in the state. It’s done more to protect the state’s scenic beauty and historic sites than any other recent piece of legislation, and created a lot of jobs.”

Don’t Poach from Smart-Growth Fund