Baroni: ‘On both knees to COAH’

During Bill A500’s hearing today in the Senate, there was much “back and forth” regarding the Council on Affordable Housing (COAH) and Regional Contribution Agreements (RCAs) from senator to senator.

One of the bill’s sponsors in the Senate, Raymond Lesniak, D-Union, often had to defend what many deemed an “imperfect” bill.

Sen. Bill Baroni, R-Mercer, took the floor and asked several questions regarding COAH – a “disaster” of a program – and how the bill would affect the state of New Jersey.

One of Baroni’s questions involved the amount of affordable housing that the bill would create and what a town would do if it literally could no longer “fit” its obligation, i.e. “built out.”

Lesniak had answered this question to an extent prior to Baroni’s series of questions. In fact, I believe Baroni had asked the same question, in so many other words.

You can certainly hear both senators’ frustration during this video, Lesniak defending his own words and Baroni voicing municipalities’ toil when it comes to “proving” compliance under a new bill.


Leave a comment

Filed under Bill A500, Bill Baroni, COAH, N.J. Senate, Raymond Lesniak, RCAs

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s