Isn’t it interesting to see what your legislators do all day?

It’s funny, the whole “elected officals” thing.

They come to Trenton every so often, sit in a big room and claim to have the state’s best interests at heart.

Meanwhile, the people – also the reason officials are even elected in the first place – sit above in the public gallery, forcibly silent and desperately hopeful for change.

A huge change came today for the entire state of New Jersey. What some are calling the biggest grassroots movement in affordable housing, Bill A500, was passed in the Senate.

Today I watched as senators spoke during session in an effort to voice concerns over many things. Some legitimate. Others . . . I swear some people just speak to hear an echo somewhere in Jabib.

It reminded me of a Middletown Township meeting, actually. Bright lights, many distractions, smoke screens . . . What was on the agenda, again?

But, either way, something crazy happened today in the Garden State. Several crazy things, actually, but the abolishment of Regional Contribution Agreements (RCAs) affects Middletown severely.

I spoke to Middletown’s own, Senator Joseph Kyrillos, prior to the session. He had many interesting things to say regarding the Council on Affordable Housing (COAH) and RCAs, particularly their use in Middletown.

Check out this week’s issue of The Courier for exclusive coverage of the senator, as well as the passage of Bill A500.

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Filed under COAH, Joseph Kyrillos, Middletown, RCAs

One response to “RCAs ‘DOA’

  1. Edivaldo Lopes

    muito bom seu blog passa la no nosso grato..

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