The What: This Week in Southwest Connecticut

The What is your look around southwest Connecticut for the week of January 22.

The What: This Week in Southwest Connecticut
Hope you're all staying warm after the freezing weather this week. (Photo by Kelly Prinz)

Monday, January 22

Happy Monday! This week, explore some of our recent articles which will help you be informed about issues communities around the region are discussing this week. 

And ICYMI, we posted a video highlighting some of our goals for CCT this year. Learn how you can get involved in our work.

Let’s see what else is happening around the region.


The Planning Board will meet on Tuesday, January 23 at 7 p.m. and host two public hearings—one the proposed capital budget and another on a city-wide parking study. The study aims to assess parking across the city with a focus on key neighborhoods: Downtown, South End, West Side, Glenbrook, and Springdale; and develop a set of data-based recommendations and implementation strategies to strengthen the City’s parking resources and requirements.

On Wednesday, January 24, the Transportation Committee will meet at 7 p.m. and receive an update on the city’s Vision Zero Plan and efforts to keep pedestrians safe. Learn more about Stamford’s Vision Zero efforts. The committee will also review and discuss a potential ordinance regarding automated speeding cameras near school zones. Learn more about the city’s advocacy efforts around these cameras.

Other meetings this week include:


On Monday, January 22, the Traffic Authority will meet at 4 p.m. and vote on road closures around the SoNo train station to facilitate infrastructure improvements in the area. The city is looking to close Chestnut Street from Monroe Street to Henry Street and Henry Street from the train station entrance to South Main Street.

The Mayor will host a State of the City on Tuesday, January 23 at 6:30 p.m.

The Tree Advisory Committee will meet on Tuesday, January 23 at 6 p.m. and receive an update on a community urban forest grant to help increase trees in the city. See why trees are an important issue across southwest Connecticut. 

Other meetings this week include: 


The Town and Plan Zoning Commission will meet on Tuesday, January 23 at 6:30 p.m. to host a public hearing on an application for a “Transit Oriented Development Park” at 81 Black Rock Turnpike, which would include a 245-unit residential development with commercial uses on the site. 

Also on Tuesday, January 23, there will be a Board of Education Budget Workshop at 7 p.m. featuring a discussion of the superintendent’s recommended 2024-2025 budget. The Board of Education is scheduled to vote on the budget at its meeting on Thursday, January 25 at 7 p.m.

Other meetings this week include:


There will be a Budget Committee Public Hearing at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, January 23, which will feature budget presentations from the First Selectman and Superintendent of Schools.

Other meetings this week include:


Two committees of the Representative Town Meeting will meet on Monday, January 22 to discuss a proposed noise ordinance for the town. The RTM Public Health and Safety Committee at 7 p.m.  will explore moving forward with a possible town noise ordinance, while the RTM Town Government Structure & Administration Committee will meet at 7:15 p.m.  and look for volunteers to research the history of noise complaints in the town related to the draft ordinance. 

Other meetings this week include: 


The Planning and Zoning Commission will meet on Monday, January 22 at 7 p.m. and review plans for the construction of a new Long Lots Elementary School, a replaced and relocated multipurpose athletic field, and a replaced and relocated community garden on site.

Other meetings this week include: 

Please note: All of these agendas and information here are current as of Sunday night. Meeting times and agendas may get adjusted throughout the week.

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Have a great week,

Kelly Prinz

Founder, Reporter at Coastal Connecticut Times