Letter: Anglace on eminent domain rejection

Below is a Letter to the Editor from this week's Shelton Herald. If you'd like to have a letter to the editor run next week, email letters to brian.gioiele@hearstmediact.com

Below is a Letter to the Editor from this week's Shelton Herald. If you'd like to have a letter to the editor run next week, email letters to brian.gioiele@hearstmediact.com

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To the Editor:

I appreciate the level of economic development interest developers have shown in downtown Shelton. Also, I appreciate the valuable work being done by Mayor Lauretti, his staff and our Planning & Zoning Commission to bring these projects to completion.

As a result, Shelton downtown is taking on an unprecedented new look and our tax base continues to grow at a time when economic development efforts throughout the state have stagnated. Best of all, Shelton citizens are responding to these new living opportunities. Our downtown growth is a win-win for everyone.

My vote to reject a request for eminent domain should not be viewed as rejecting downtown economic development. On the contrary, I want to pursue the positive investment approach and reinforce the hard work thus far accomplished. I want to continue these good investments and allow all the interested parties to continue the dialogue to find a solution that works for everyone.

I believe that a satisfactory solution for all involved parties can and will be found without having to resort to eminent domain.

John F. Anglace, Jr.

Board of Aldermen President