Friday, January 31, 2014
With New Committee Formed, Downtown 2020 Disbands
By James Lomuscio
Westport’s Downtown 2020 Committee, appointed two years ago by former First Selectman Gordon Joseloff to plan for current and future developments, officially disbanded today to make way for First Selectman Jim Marpe’s Downtown Steering Committee (DSC) announced earlier this week.
Attending the final meeting of the Downtown 2020 Committee were (l-r) G. Kenneth Bernhard, acting chair, Gerald Kagan, and Dan Kail. Bernhard and Kagan will serve on the new Downtown Steering Committee chaired by Dewey Loselle (back to camera). (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
Marpe has stated that the 14-member DSC to be headed by Dewey Loselle would take a “new project management approach” to the efforts.
“This is a little bit of a sad meeting because for all intents and purposes, it is our last meeting,” said G. Kenneth Bernhard, acting chairman of Downtown 2020 since its founder Lou Gagliano resigned last spring.
Gagliano, who had been expected to phone in from Georgia but did not, quit after being at constant loggerheads with the Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z), some of its members contending the advisory committee usurped the P&Z’s planning role.
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