Local and Regional Advocacy
While the second regular session is often thought of as less intense than the longer first session, that was not what we saw in 2022! We are deliberate in prioritizing our advocacy towards three critical outcomes: 1) Development will mitigate the effects of climate change. 2) Land regulation will be equitable, sustainable, and resilient. 3) Communities will be fiscally sustainable while providing amenities such as affordable and responsible housing and transportation choices. In our evaluation of the key bills, these goals are achieved through ensuring funding and resources for housing and transportation choices that support municipal and regional approaches, while setting statewide policies and shared goals.
GrowSmart Maine Endorses LD2003 “An Act To Implement the Recommendations of the Commission To Increase Housing Opportunities in Maine by Studying Zoning and Land Use Restrictions”
Update on key legislation on housing choices.
GrowSmart Maine has been fully engaged in advocacy in the Legislature since January. Now is a good time to check in with our audience, as the session will continue for about another month.
How will advocacy in 2022 be different from 2021?
The Second Regular Session of the 128th Maine State Legislature is well underway and GrowSmart Maine has taken an active role in securing passage of those select bills which would directly work to protect and build the future of Maine’s way of life, economy and...