Vermont’s working landscape and the economic vitality of our downtowns and villages set Vermont apart from other states. Our compact centers also enable us to meet other important state goals: such as helping save energy by providing transportation choices other than driving, and offering vibrant spaces for small businesses. A variety of regulatory programs and financial incentives help us maintain our distinctive character – with a healthy environment alongside vibrant communities. These programs should be protected, and in some instances, strengthened.
2017 Legislative Priorities:
- Maintain current policies and regulations, such as Act 250, that help discourage sprawling development patterns, protect our natural resources, and support the economic vitality of historic villages and downtowns.
- Authorize full statutory funding for the Vermont Housing and Conservation Board, and strong funding for Downtown and Village Tax Credits, and the Working Lands Enterprise Fund