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MSGA Testifies on Zoning Reform

Today the Massachusetts Smart Growth Alliance presented testimony to the Legislature’s Community Development and Small Business Committee about the growing need to reform the laws that govern development in our state. We are managing, at the same time, to produce fewer homes than our residents want, at a higher cost than many can afford, making it harder to attract employers, forcing municipalities to spend on unsustainable infrastructure, not producing enough of the walkable neighborhoods that make our communities healthy, consuming too much forest and farmland, and putting too much greenhouse gas into the air. That is quite a feat.

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For more information, please visit our Zoning and Permitting Reform page.