2021 Housing Legislation
2021 State Legislation Facilitating High Density Development (oppose)
• HB 588
Allow small accessory houses to be considered Accesory Dwelling units. ADUs are presently not permitted to be rented. This bill would enable rental units where they presently are not permited
• SB 86
Re-establishment of the Housing and Conservation Planning Program - Creates a special interest advisory board of pro development groups to manage state money to "help" municipalities update their zoning ordinance
2021 Legislation restoring local control (support)
Repeal of the Housing Appeals Board, an unelected board to overrule local land use boards. This Board was snuck into the last budget bill even though it didn't get out of committee
Contact Your State Representatives
Ask that your elected representatives fight to keep local control of zoning
Contact Town Officials
Ask that Zoning and Planning Boards tell the State Legislature not to usurp their authority.
As you can see the development lobby is using the levers of government and your tax dollars to force the construction of high density housing throughout the state. Hollis needs your help to protect the rural attributes we all love. High density is inconsistent with Hollis' rural character and will permanently degrade the town we love and the effects will be dramatic and felt quickly
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