THE LOCAL CONTROL ACT

Who better to decide what’s best for our cities and towns than the men and women who are locally elected to lead them? Democrats at the Capitol think they know better how your town should be run, favoring the agendas of lobbyists and professional advocates over concerns of citizens who say the majority party’s progressive ideas on planning and zoning, taxation and forced state mandates lack common sense. We’ll fight to protect local control in all areas of municipal governance, ensuring local property taxpayers have the loudest, most influential voice on issues that affect the very fabric of their community.

THE LOCAL CONTROL ACT

Legislation that solidifies the ability of municipalities to govern themselves without undue state interference.

  • Remove existing state-imposed barriers to voluntary regional shared services
  • Provide a centralized website for municipalities to access helpful information on state mandates including deadlines and any other pertinent information that could be useful for cities and towns to achieve compliance
  • Take a more honest approach to affordable housing by including existing properties that meet income-based affordability standards, and eliminate the requirement for deed restrictions for owner occupied affordable housing which restricts the ability to create home equity
  • Require a two thirds vote of the legislature to pass any new conveyance taxes

THE LOCAL CONTROL ACT

Who better to decide what’s best for our cities and towns than the men and women who are locally elected to lead them? Democrats at the Capitol think they know better how your town should be run, favoring the agendas of lobbyists and professional advocates over concerns of citizens who say the majority party’s progressive ideas on planning and zoning, taxation and forced state mandates lack common sense. We’ll fight to protect local control in all areas of municipal governance, ensuring local property taxpayers have the loudest, most influential voice on issues that affect the very fabric of their community.

THE LOCAL CONTROL ACT

Legislation that solidifies the ability of municipalities to govern themselves without undue state interference.

  • Remove existing state-imposed barriers to voluntary regional shared services
  • Provide a centralized website for municipalities to access helpful information on state mandates including deadlines and any other pertinent information that could be useful for cities and towns to achieve compliance
  • Take a more honest approach to affordable housing by including existing properties that meet income-based affordability standards, and eliminate the requirement for deed restrictions for owner occupied affordable housing which restricts the ability to create home equity
  • Require a two thirds vote of the legislature to pass any new conveyance taxes