It hasn’t gotten much publicity. But Gov. Dannel Malloy’s new Agency For Organizationally Optimized Land could reshape Westport in ways that would make this town unrecognizable. Forever.
The clumsily named committee — which has just begun meeting in Hartford, and will not hold public hearings until later this year — is charged with finding ways to use improvements to Connecticut’s road, rail and waterway systems to anticipate (and, hopefully, get ahead of) changes, rather than reacting to them. “We need to use 21st century skills and technology, not the 19th Century methods we’ve grown comfortable with,” the governor said.