It’s time to put our legislators on notice that new building, new business and new industry are not our enemies, but the very elements which will put food on the tables of Vermonters, and keep our young graduates from fleeing to fairer climes where growth and economic vitality are not dirty words.
This week on PEGTV’s “Straight Talk” hosted by Don Chioffi, conservative radio talk show host Hal Shurtleff said Vermont’s property rights are under attack by local planning commissions.
It’s transparently clear that the driving theme of the commission’s recommendations will be state regulation of as much land-related activity as can be swept under Act 250, to assure that our march to become the Perfect Little Climate Conscious State continues unabated.
The Commission on Act 250: the next 50 Years issued its “potential legislation” document Dec. 14 after more than a year of study.
A draft report released by the Commission on Act 250 recommends the 2019 Legislature amend Vermont’s 1970 comprehensive development and land use law to, among other things, add ‘climate change’ as a criterion for project review and approval.
Act 250, Vermont’s land-use law, may not be strong enough to control development, suggests an Oct. 26 report to the Legislature’s Commission on Act 250: the Next 50 Years.
A potential overhaul of Act 250 has many Vermonters questioning the merits, failures and likely future changes of the state’s watershed land use law. Last week, an all-day event was held to find balance for Vermont’s communities, economy and environment.