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S.99 Taking Testimony

Senate Natural Resources has been taking additional testimony on this bill dealing with changes to Act 250 criteria that would require new projects to:

  • Make links to current and planned walkways, bikepaths and transit routed in order to promote transportation options
  • Consider the cumulative impact of projects; and
  • Not promote strip development and promote compact developments in rural areas

Testifying in support of the bill were the Mayor of Rutland City, and representatives from the Vermont Planners Association, the Vermont Association of Planning and Development Agencies, the Vermont Natural Resource Council and Smart Growth Vermont. Concerns have been raised by the Vermont REALTORS, the Vermont Homebuilders and the Lake Champlain Chamber of Commerce. Testimony will continue next week.