On June 14, Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy signed Executive Order No. 66, directing the Connecticut Water Planning Council (WPC) to immediately be guided by and implement the State Water Plan, as submitted to the Connecticut General Assembly in January 2018 (the Plan).
The Plan states that it was "prepared to help planners, regulators, and lawmakers make decisions about managing Connecticut's waters in a manner that is consistent throughout the state."  To develop the final draft that was submitted to the General Assembly in January 2018, the WPC put the Plan through various iterations as they evaluated input from the public and stakeholders through a process that included extensive and multiple opportunities for public comment.
The Plan was created pursuant to Public Act No. 14-163, "An Act Concerning the Responsibilities of the Water Planning Council" (the Act). Per the Act, the WPC was charged to prepare a state water plan that met 17 objectives, including:
As required by the Act, the Plan was submitted to standing committees of the Connecticut General Assembly for legislative review in January 2018. On April 17, 2018, a public hearing was held jointly by the General Assembly's bicameral committees on Environment; Public Health; Planning and Development; and Energy and Technology. No action was taken on the Plan by the legislature before the end of the 2018 regular legislative session on May 9, 2018. Per Section 22a-352(h) of the Connecticut General Statutes, the Plan was to be forwarded to the governor for adoption or rejection if the General Assembly failed to adopt the Plan by an affirmative vote within 24 months of the submittal of the Plan to the joint standing committees, or by January 2020.
The Executive Order of June 14, 2018 directs the WPC to coordinate and work with the WPC Advisory Group, established by the WPC pursuant to Section 25-33o(c) of the Connecticut General Statutes, to help implement the State Water Plan, as submitted in January 2018. The WPC Advisory Group serves at the pleasure of the WPC and is comprised of representatives of consumptive and non-consumptive interests. The Executive Order further orders the WPC to resubmit the Plan to the Connecticut General Assembly for its review and approval by December 1, 2018.The Plan is the first plan of its type in Connecticut. Should you have any questions regarding the issues discussed above, please feel free to contact any of the attorneys listed in the sidebar.
On January 17, Craig Gianetti and Justin Hannan will be speaking on a panel, "Low Income Housing Tax Credits and Opportunity Zones: Synergies and Conflicts," at the 2020 Economic Leadership Forum, produced by the New Jersey Bankers Association.
On December 11, Craig Gianetti will be speaking at "The Land Use Institute: Mt. Laurel and Other Hot Topics," a program presented by the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education (NJICLE) in cooperation with the New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA) Land Use Section and the New Jersey Chapter of the American Planners Association.
On October 25, Christopher Stracco and Katharine Coffey co-presented a webinar for the New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education (NJICLE), entitled "The Legal Aspects of Electronic Billboards and Signs."
Katharine Coffey and Peter Wolfson are serving as the organizers of Redevelopment Planning Law, a two-day course presented by the New Jersey Redevelopment Authority Redevelopment Training Institute (NJRA-RTI) that will be held on October 23 and 24 at Kean University in Union, NJ.
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Craig Gianetti is featured in a Market Forecast special section in the January 2020 issue of Real Estate New Jersey.
Day Pitney LLP announced today that April F. Condon has joined the firm as a partner in the Real Estate and Environmental group in its Stamford office. She joins from Robinson & Cole LLP.
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Craig Gianetti, a partner in Day Pitney's Real Estate & Land Use group, has been elected to serve as Vice Chair of the Land Use Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association (NJBSA).