After listening to the outrage of residents over plans to take down the Woodin Street fence, the Legislative Council Monday night approved spending up to $15,000 to hire a consultant to research the history of the controversial fence.
The money will be used to hire a consultant who will research and document the history of the fence. Much of the background on the fence is in question and the council wants to establish the facts in order to provide answers to the many questions residents posed at the meeting.
For about a half hour the council heard from residents who implored the council to do something to stop the city of New Haven from taking down the fence that separates a Hamden neighborhood from three mixed-use New Haven developments that formerly were low income housing. Those who spoke were only a handful of the approximately 125 people who showed up for the meeting.
Several who spoke were members of a committee Mayor Scott Jackson established two years ago when the city of New Haven was again ready to move forward with the removal of the fence. … Continue Reading