During the 2014 legislative session, VNRC helped pass an important change to Act 250: the Criterion 9L update, which is meant to help prevent strip development in our rural areas, and to help revitalize areas where strip development already exists. But our work isn’t done just because the law is on the books. Now, we’re helping it work effectively by commenting on draft guidance published by the Department of Housing and Community Development and the Natural Resources Board. Read VNRC’s comments and suggestions on making 9L work here. Questions? Contact Kate McCarthy, VNRC’s sustainable communities program director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.