Legislation originally proposed by State Rep. John Frey (R-111) to allow municipalities to create designated cultural districts to create awareness and promote economic development unanimously passed the House of Representatives on Tuesday, May 21.
“I’m pleased this important measure passed the House and I am hopeful the Senate and the governor will follow suit and sign this pro-business, pro-community legislation into law,” Rep. Frey, co-sponsor of the legislation, said. “Increasing the visibility and awareness of the arts, especially on the local level, will bring communities together and encourage economic growth. This has the potential to benefit towns across our state. Our towns and cities - Ridgefield is a prime example - are rich is history, museums and other cultural attractions which are local economic drivers.”