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Globe endorses Zoning Reform — and we need you too!

Today, the Boston Globe gave a big push to zoning reform in Massachusetts by endorsing our House Bill 1859, “An Act promoting the planning and development of sustainable communities.” See the editorial “New zoning law will help ease Massachusetts’ housing woes.”

Now we need you to sign on too. Please join these groups in publicly endorsing H.1859:

  1. American Planning Association, Massachusetts Chapter
  2. Association to Preserve Cape Cod
  3. Boston Society of Architects
  4. City Solicitors and Town Counsel Association
  5. Cape Cod Business Roundtable
  6. Citizens’ Housing and Planning Association
  7. Charles River Watershed Association
  8. Conservation Law Foundation
  9. Environmental League of Massachusetts
  10. Mass Audubon
  11. Massachusetts Association of Conservation Commissions
  12. Massachusetts Association of Community Development Corporations
  13. Massachusetts Association of Consulting Planners
  14. Massachusetts Association of Planning Directors
  15. Massachusetts Association of Regional Planning Agencies
  16. Massachusetts Public Health Association
  17. Massachusetts Smart Growth Alliance
  18. Merrimack Valley Planning Council
  19. Metropolitan Area Planning Council
  20. Pioneer Valley Planning Commission
  21. The Nature Conservancy
  22. The Trustees of Reservations
  23. Zoning Reform Working Group

For more information about the bill and the campaign, please see our campaign page.

Also see our op-ed “Reform zoning now” published June 24 in Commonwealth Magazine.