The League of Women Voters of Amherst is supporting five articles on the Spring 2018 Town Meeting agenda.
Three articles - 27, 35 and 36 - will help to increase affordable housing in the community by releasing town land for affordable housing development and amending the zoning ordinances. Two others deal with energy and environment issues. Article 29 replaces the existing zero-net-energy bylaw with a more carefully worded version, and Article 39 is a resolution to place the town on record in support of the Paris Agreement and adopt its greenhouse gas goals. The League's statements are attached below.
The League of Women Voters is a non partisan but nonetheless political organization. We never support or oppose candidates or parties, but we do advocate for legislative and executive actions that are supported by our positions, developed through study and consensus.