Towns say no to state mandates

The Northwest Hills Council of Governments (COG) has sent a response to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy after a Dec. 14 meeting with a representative of the state Office of Policy and Management.

The COG is an organization made up of 21 first selectmen from Litchfield County towns.

The Dec. 14 meeting came about because the city of Torrington was identified as one of three municipalities that meet “fiscal disparity criteria” according to a hitherto obscure state law.

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