Do Connecticut towns and cities want to be held responsible for their negligence that causes serious injuries to their residents? – Apparently not. The Connecticut legislature is currently considering legislation that would provide immunity from lawsuits to municipalities that open their land to the public for recreational use. Private citizens and businesses have to act with reasonable care when maintaining their property. Towns and citizens should be held to the same standard. If not, then what is the incentive for government employees to maintain public property so that it is reasonably safe for people to enjoy? For better or worse, financial incentives to maintain property is the best mechanism to ensure that our municipalities are taking care of our parks, school grounds and other public areas.