Yes - Drop comprehensive permits
for low- or moderate-income housing
(Authored by John Belskis, Coalition for the Repeal of 40B, Arlington. www.repeal40B.com)
Voting 'Yes' will ensure that quality affordable housing is built and remains for our parents, children, teachers, and public employees.
Massachusetts needs more affordable housing. A 'Yes' vote will repeal the current Chapter 40B statute, a law that promotes subsidized, high-density housing on any parcel of land without regard to local regulations, the neighborhood, or the environment. By stripping away local control, it has destroyed communities in rural, suburban, and urban neighborhoods alike, while lining the pockets of out-of-state speculators.
The current statute does not build affordable housing. Rather, it maintains a corrupt law that the Massachusetts inspector general has called a "pig fest" and "represents one of the biggest abuses in state history."
A 'Yes' vote will stop this outrageous misuse of taxpayer money and allow cities and towns to build affordable housing for those who need it most.
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