Sunday, May 3, 2020

FM #258 Economic Dev Subcomm Mtg - 4/27/20 (audio)

FM #258 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 258 in the series.

This session of the radio show shares the Economic Development Subcommittee Meeting held April 27, 2020 via virtual conference bridge to adhere to the ‘social distancing’ requirements of this pandemic period.

The meeting was led by Subcommittee Chair Melanie Hamblen. Each person is identified as they speak for this virtual meeting. The one agenda item for discussion was an inclusionary zoning bylaw proposal.

As you listen to the meeting the presentation of the proposal, then discussion, and comments by members of the committee, Planning Board, and others. Ultimately, the feedback will be incorporated into some tweaks for the measure to be brought back to the committee before going to the Town Council to begin the formal approval process sometime in the near future.

For reference, the process at the Town Council would be first to refer it to the Planning Board. They would hold a public hearing, take comments and vote on a recommendation to send back to the Council. The Council would also schedule a public hearing, and if moving forward would require two readings before the vote on the bylaw. Technically the proposal could fall out in this process but given the consensus expressed thus far, it will likely be modified to ensure approval.

The recording runs almost an hour and 20 minutes, so let’s listen to the Economic Development Subcommittee meeting of April 27, 2020.  Audio file =


The agenda doc for the meeting can be found

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The Dean Ave apartment complex was used as an example in the inclusionary zoning bylaw material
The Dean Ave apartment complex was used as an example in the inclusionary zoning bylaw material

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