Regional planning agencies in Connecticut need to merge this year from 13 into eight according to a new state law. The Housatonic Valley Council of Elected Officials is made of 10 towns from New Milford to Redding. They are merging with the Southwestern Regional Planning Agency, which includes seven towns stretching from Weston to Greenwich.
HVCEO operates out of Brookfield and SWRPA has an office in Stamford.
The state has approved the plans, but the Ridgefield Press cites a letter from the Office of Policy and Management suggesting they further merge with the Greater Bridgeport Regional Council. That Council includes Monroe, Easton, Trumbull, Stratford, Fairfield and Bridgeport.