The effort to update our state’s antiquate zoning statutes to support healthy community design, affordable housing, and environmental protection continues to garner media attention as the legislative session moves into its final stage. This morning, the Boston Globe weighed in (again) with an editorial calling for action from the legislature. The Globe editorial cites the promise of the legislation to help produce more reasonably-priced housing and to preserve open space – both which would help to support public health.
Also, on May 19th, two Op-Eds on the subject were published:
MPHA member and Act FRESH Campaign leader Dr. David Weed joined Andre Leroux, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Smart Growth Alliance, in an Op-Ed in the Taunton Daily Gazette laying out the case for how the legislation would support healthy communities.
Senator Dan Wolf and Representative Sarah Peake penned an Op-Ed in the Cape Cod Times making the case for how the legislation would support a more vibrant, healthy, and affordable Cape. The editorial calls out MPHA as a supporter of the legislation.