MDC to come under stronger oversight

April 21, 2017

House Bill 6008, “An Act Establishing An Independent Consumer Advocate For Metropolitan District Of Hartford County Consumers," passed unanimously in the House on April 19.

I believe this vote demonstrates the desperate need for reforms at the MDC. Consumers will finally get a voice and taxpayers will have the protections they deserve. Also, a provision of the bill provides immediate relief because West Hartford will no longer be required to set aside nearly $2 million in reserve payments in the event a member town defaults. Those savings directly benefit everyone who pays property taxes in West Hartford.