Mayors’ Forum Finds Agreement on Issues, Uncertainty on How to Pay for Improvements

Moderated by Melissa Kaplan-Macey, Connecticut director of Regional Plan Association CT, the Sept. 29 panel – sponsored by the Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) NY Westchester affiliate and Hartford-based Construction Institute — included New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson, New Haven Mayor Toni Harp, Stamford Mayor David Martin, Norwalk Mayor Harry Rilling, White Plains Mayor Thomas Roach, and Fairfield First Selectman Mike Tetreau. Kaplan-Macey set the forum’s tone with a PowerPoint presentation entitled “Charting a New Course.” The group estimates that with sufficient housing and infrastructure capacity the tristate region could gain an estimated 1.9 million more jobs by 2040, adding $760 billion to the region’s economy and offering more chances for employment and higher incomes.

Read the full article in the Fairfield County Business Journal.