Bernhard and Others Bash Siting Council
Theres no love lost between Connecticut municipalities and the state agency overseeing placement of cell towers, the Connecticut Siting Council.
Some of those feelings spilled over in Hartford Friday as Connecticut legislators, including WestportҒs State Rep. G. Kenneth Bernhard, told agency members they should keep their opinions about policy matters to themselves and let lawmakers shape policy.
According to an account in the Advocate of Stamford, Bernhard, a Republican, said city and town governments have long held the belief, right or wrong, that the Siting Council does not listen to their concerns and possibly has its own unknown agenda.
“You have reinforced that perception by coming here today and testifying,” Bernhard said.