Local Positions

LWV Darien’s stand on local issues

HOUSING: Housing Options

The LWV of Darien, recognizing that a well-planned, stable and desirable residential community should have diverse housing options, encourages action by the town to plan and promote diverse housing options for those whose needs are not currently being met.

Adopted 1986;  Amended and reaffirmed May, 1994;   Rewritten May, 1997; 

Reaffirmed May, 2000;  Amended and reaffirmed June, 2010.

LAND USE: Parks and Beaches

1. The Darien League of Women Voters supports proper and adequately financed maintenance and care of Darien’s park grounds and equipment. We support the hiring of adequate personnel to administer and maintain Darien’s parks and beaches.

2. The League encourages imaginative development to increase public use of Darien’s existing parks. We support public recreational facilities for children.

3. The League believes that the Town should take advantage of any favorable opportunities to acquire land for parkland, open space, or natural areas.

Adopted April, 1988;   Rewritten June, 1992;  Amended and reaffirmed June 2010

TOWN GOVERNMENT: Ethics Legislation

The Darien League of Women Voters supports a code of ethics and a Board of ethics independent of the political process. The League supports disclosure by Town officials of real estate ownership (excluding place of residence) and business interests in Town. Such disclosure requirements should not apply to RTM members.

Adopted 1976;  Rewritten June, 1977 and April, 1991;  Revised June, 2002.