SWRPA holds annual legislative breakfast Jan. 24
Published 6:33 pm, Wednesday, January 12, 2011
The South Western Regional Planning Agency (SWRPA) and the South Western Regional Metropolitan Planning Organization will hold their annual legislative breakfast meeting from 7:30 to 9 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 24, at Norwalk City Hall, Community Room, 125 East Ave.
SWRPA is dedicated to preserving and improving the quality of life and economic vitality in southwestern Connecticut. SWRPA focuses on inter-municipal issues of transportation, housing, community development, environment and open space and provides a forum for local governments to foster communication and collaboration in addressing inter-municipal issues and needs. The agency is governed by a 22-member board whose members are all locally appointed citizen volunteers from each of the eight member municipalities.
The responsibility for cooperative decision-making regarding transportation issues rests with the SWRMPO. SWRMPO is comprised of mayors, first selectmen and transit district officials from SWRPA's eight member municipalities.
Continental breakfast will be served at 7:30 and the meeting will start at 8. The meeting will bring together SWRPA's board, chief elected officials and state legislators representing the eight cities and towns served by SWRPA -- Darien, Greenwich, New Canaan, Norwalk, Stamford, Weston, Westport and Wilton.
Norwalk Mayor Richard Moccia will offer welcoming remarks, which will be followed by the presentation and discussion of the Region's legislative priorities by the state legislative delegation and the eight municipal chief elected officials. The legislative priorities were established jointly by SWRPA's board and the chief elected officials. Members of the public are also invited to attend. Attendees will receive a copy of the 2011 South Western Region Legislative Agenda at the meeting.
The snow date is Wednesday, Jan. 26.
For more information, visit www.swrpa.org.