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Legislative Wrap-Up, Saturday June 17, 10 a.m. to Noon, Fairfield Museum and History Center
Come ask the questions important to you! The League of Women Voters of Fairfield presents a Legislative Wrap-Up this year to follow up with our legislators at the end of  the 2017 Legislative Session. Hear from State Senator Tony Hwang, State Rep. Laura Devlin, State Rep. Brenda Kupchick, and State Rep. Cristin McCarthy Vahey. We hosted our legislators in January at our annual Legislative Forum and due to popular demand have added this new Wrap-Up program in June. Moderated by the Fairfield League of Women Voters with public Q&A following. Coffee at 9:30 a.m. Fairfield Museum and History Center, 370 Beach Road, Fairfield. Come one, come all.


Fairfield League of Women Voters April 2nd Public Information meeting on GE got excellent local news coverage. Read all about it:

From The CT POST: "Kleban `aggressively' pursuing acquisition of GE property"
By Genevieve Reilly Updated 10:23 am, Monday, April 4, 2016

First Selectman MichaelTetreau,
center, talks with Ken Keban,
president of Kleban Properties, left,
and Economic Development Director
Mark Barnhart before the start of a
League of Women Voters forum
Saturday on the future of the General
Electric property.

FAIRFIELD -- A new vision for the General Electric headquarters property, with elements ranging from a software design center to education and recreation facilities to restaurants and hotels, is taking shape for the Easton Turnpike campus after the corporate giant moves to Boston, according to the president of the real estate investment firm "aggressively" trying to acquire the site. Read more at the CT POST You will be leaving this website.

From The MINUTEMAN NEWS CENTER: "Kleban discusses big plans for GE site"
Residents listen to speakers
at the forum. (Minuteman Staff photo)

As town officials and residents continue to be hungry for answers regarding the future of the GE property, the League of Women Voters organized a forum Saturday morning that aimed to answer some of the questions about purchases and plans.

Along with First Selectman Michael Tetreau and Mark Barnhart, Fairfield community and economic development director, Ken Kleban, president of Kleban Properties, which is vying to be the frontrunner in purchasing the property, shared about his company's plans for development. Read more at the MINUTEMAN NEWS CENTER You will be leaving this website.

Yea! Fairfield Wins 2014 "Democracy Cup" as City with Highest Voter Turnout
 Secretary of the State Denise Merrill announced the winners of the 2014 "Democracy Cup" for the highest voter turnout percentage in the 2014 general election with Fairfield being the winning city at 56.96%. The award is given annually to the small, mid-sized, large towns and city with the highest voter turnout on Election Day. This was an improved number for Fairfield in non-Presidential state election year turnout. Small, mid-sized, and large town winners were Cornwall (74.77%), Guilford (71.16%), and Glastonbury (68.96%) respectively. State-wide 55.57% of eligible voters turned out. We modestly think our 2014 Get Out the Vote Fairfield program was a contributor but with a 57% voter turnout there is more work ahead for us.