We retained the firm Weinstein, Weiner, Ignal, Napolitano & Shapiro, P.C. to represent us as a lobbyist in 2000.
Our lobbyist helped with the introduction of the enabling legislation -- which was attached to another bill as an amendment. While the bill to which our legislation was attached was never called for a vote, its introduction did produce a response, notably from banking lobbyists in Hartford. The banking lobby is opposed to any special taxing districts, such as those for sewers and the one we proposed for sound barriers, because they want to avoid all liens on the houses for which their clients provide mortgage loans.