If ever a topic screamed for a succinct read for interested people, it’s the ongoing revision of Act 250. So here it is — the “Act 250 Revision for Dummies.”
Lawmakers from the Rural Economic Development Working Group (REDWnG) heard dozens of Vermonters share their thoughts on how to grow a rural economy during a public meeting at the Statehouse last Wednesday, and opinions differed widely on the role government should play.
This week we speak with Lt. Col. Terry Williams about the state of the slate quarries in Vermont, the looming threat of Act 250 and what policies would help Vermont’s historic industry prosper.
In the third episode of “Travels With Charlie – Vermont Politics in Real Life,” host Charlie Papillo talks Act 250 reform with developer Jeff Davis and Vermont state Sen. Chris Pearson, a Progressive-Democrat from Chittenden County.
This week we continue our conversation with Pittsford farmer Dave Soulia, who founded the “Repeal Act 250” movement. He discusses the growing grassroots movement to eliminate the 50-year-old Vermont land use law.
Dave Soulia, a farmer from Pittsford, joins us to discuss Vermont’s 50-year-old land use law called Act 250 and its impact on economic development and job growth in the state.
This is exactly the type of clean, positive development that the region needs. The Act 250 approval is the last in a long list of approvals applied for and granted, including the Montpelier Development Review Board permits and all relevant state permits.
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.