O’Malley Talks Ansonia Facebook Controversy, Tuesday’s Public Hearing

Ansonia Economic Development Director/Grants Writer Sheila O’Malley is the guest on the latest Valley Indy ‘Navel Gazing’ podcast.

Press play to listen to O’Malley talk about how city government erred when it hinted at legal action against a government “parody” page on Facebook.

Then O’Malley talks about a public hearing scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday March 12 on the Connecticut City and Town Development Act.

Click here for the public meeting notice.

Click here to read the act.

Click here to read a Q & A posted on the East Haven government page.

The act gives towns such as Ansonia more power to offer economic incentives aimed at problem problem properties such as the former Ansonia Copper and Brass in the downtown area.

O’Malley also talks about Main Street Ansonia being designated as a federal “opportunity zone,” another tax-break program meant to attract investors to struggling cities. Click here for a NY Times overview about the program.

Finally, O’Malley gives her two cents on the Route 34 widening project in Derby. The project still hasn’t gone out to bid, but a state contractor recently began dismantling buildings on the south side of Main Street to make room for the expanded road.

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