Which Legislative Changes Would You Like To See? Your Turn To Give Us Your Input
It seems that the last legislative session just ended and here we are getting ready for the next General Assembly.
In the upcoming weeks, we will be meeting with Connecticut leaders who have influence over legislation as well as getting input from our Advisory Council.
Most importantly, we want input from you – our members.
Please keep three things in mind:
1) The ombudsman is a dead issue. Many condo owners don’t want it, the General Assembly won’t appropriate funding for it, and based on the research George Gombossy did in Nevada, where they do have an ombudsman program, it has more negatives than positives.
Thousands of complaints have been filed in Nevada and the dozen staff members can’t keep up with the inflow, meaning that complaints are months behind from being even heard.
2) Proposing legislation that will cost the state money will be a hard sell. In April of this year, it was reported that the State was facing a multi-million dollar deficit. Further, the governor and legislators will be looking to initiate more budget cuts.
3) Having 20 plus proposed bills on a legislative agenda is not viable. Learning from past mistakes conveys the message that we should place the considerable firepower of CCOC behind the issues that could make the most sense in leveling the playing field for condominium owners.
However, that still leaves a lot of possibilities in our efforts to review and perhaps correct existing legislation.
In the next two weeks, please submit your thoughts and suggestions. We will present ALL emails to the CCOC Executive and Advisory Committees for review and input.
Once that assessment process has been completed, CCOC present major fundamental issues to key legislators for their insight. CCOC will report back to you, our membership, to advise what has transpired and what the probability is for proposed legislation by CCOC as well as, hopefully, determining who will be our key allies in the legislative assembly.
In addition to submitting your suggestions, if anyone has an opinion to make this process more effective, please let us know.
Please either leave comments under this post or email your suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org.