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This issue has developed in Connecticut over the years in a number of ways extending to many functions - on a voluntary basis.
THE CONNECTICUT CONSTITUTION...
ARTICLE TENTH: OF HOME RULE.
SEC. 1. The general assembly
shall by general law delegate such legislative authority as from time to
time it deems appropriate to towns, cities and boroughs relative to the
powers, organization, and form of government of such political
subdivisions. The general assembly shall from time to time by general
law determine the maximum terms of office of the various town, city and
borough elective offices. After July 1, 1969, the general assembly shall
enact no special legislation relative to the powers, organization,
terms of elective offices or form of government of any single town, city
or borough, except as to (a) borrowing power, (b) validating acts, and
(c) formation, consolidation or dissolution of any town, city or
borough, unless in the delegation of legislative authority by general
law the general assembly shall have failed to prescribe the powers
necessary to effect the purpose of such special legislation.
SEC. 2. The general assembly
may prescribe the methods by which towns, cities and boroughs may
establish regional governments and the methods by which towns, cities,
boroughs and regional governments may enter into compacts. The general
assembly shall prescribe the powers, organization, form, and method of
dissolution of any government so established.
Two bills of interest that had public hearing Friday, March 16, 2018 at Planning & Development Committee:
Did not get out of P&D Committee
Passed in the House with amendment removing mandate; did not get called in the Senate.
C T R E G I O N A L I S M B A C K G R O U N D
Sources from the League of Women Voters of Weston website: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
The story in 2004
Many useful links
Local government cooperative ventures