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Dueling Affordable Housing Plans presented in Ridgefield for approval

The Ridgefield Board of Selectman has voted for an Affordable Housing Plan.  The draft, crafted by a Commission and previously approved by Planning & Zoning, was due to the state by June.  Selectman Bob Hebert has been critical of the proposal and this week offered an alternative plan, about a third of length of the draft approved later in the meeting.  Hebert said he created a new plan because he could not tweak the other one in a way he would be comfortable putting his name on.  His plan was modeled after the Affordable Housing Plan from the Western Connecticut Council of Governments,  and is consistent the town's Plan of Conservation and Development approved in 2020.  Selectman Barbara Manners the Affordable Housing Committee put in many hours of work and to throw it away is an insult to them.  Hebert responded that not listening to the public "is an insult to the residents."