Great Neighborhoods Legislation

We need to strengthen “Great Neighborhoods” across the state by reforming the Commonwealth’s planning, zoning and permitting laws. Let's make it easier for young families and seniors to stay in their communities by providing housing choices.  We must promote healthy, active communities with good access to open space and protections for critical natural resources. It is critical to provide cities and towns with the tools they need to plan for the future so they can take on their fair share of the region’s growth while improving local finances and quality of life. At the same time, we can establish predictable permitting rules that will help small businesses, property owners, and municipalities make investments to keep our economy and communities strong.

Nick de Jesus, a Boston resident and software engineer shares why the high cost of housing and changing community are forcing him to relocate to another city with better quality of life 

We Support the Campaign Goals

A Better Cambridge
Advocacy Network to End Family Homelessness

Alliance for Business Leadership

American Institute of Architects, MA Chapter

American Planning Association, MA Chapter

Arise for Social Justice, Springfield

Asian Community Development Corporation

Association to Preserve Cape Cod

Baystate Health

B&B Micro Manufacturing

Boston Alliance for Community Health

Cape Cod Community Development Partnership

Charles River Watershed Association

Citizens' Housing and Planning Association

Congress for the New Urbanism/New England

Conservation Law Foundation

Dan Wolf, Founder and CEO Cape Air

Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.

Environmental League of Massachusetts

Fair Housing Center of Greater Boston

Fenway Community Development Corporation

Green Cambridge

              Gregor I. McGregor, Esq., McGregor & Legere, P.C.

Groundwork Lawrence

Groundwork Somerville

Harborlight Community Partners

Housing Families

Jane Jacobs in the Woo

JM Goldson, Community Preservation and Planning

Livable Streets Alliance

Local Initiatives Support Corporation

Mass Audubon

Massachusetts Affordable Housing Alliance

Massachusetts Association for Community Action (MASSCAP)

Massachusetts Association of Community Development Corporations

Massachusetts Association of Conservation Commissions






Massachusetts Association of Consulting Planners
Massachusetts Association of Councils on Aging
Massachusetts Association of Health Boards

Massachusetts Association of Planning Directors

Massachusetts Public Health Association

Massachusetts Smart Growth Alliance


Merrimack Valley Housing Partnership

Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC)

Metro South Chamber of Commerce

Metro West Collaborative Development, Inc.

NeighborWorks Southern Mass

New Bedford Economic Development Council

Newton-Needham Regional Chamber

North Shore CDC

Oak Hill CDC

Pioneer Valley Planning Commission

Preservation of Affordable Housing

Progressive Massachusetts

Progressive Newton

Quincy Chamber of Commerce

Racial Justice Initiative of Temple Beth Elohim of Wellesley

Revere on the Move

Smart Growth Economics, Cambridge

Somerville Community Corporation

Southwest Boston CDC

South Shore Chamber of Commerce


Sustainable Real Estate Consulting Services

Taunton Business Improvement District/Downtown Taunton Foundation

The Trustees of Reservations

Transportation for Massachusetts


Worcester Urban Planning Partnership

Zoning Reform Working Group


Aaron Clausen | Director of Planning & Development

City of Beverly

Adam Chapdelaine | Town Manager

Town of Arlington


Barney Heath | Director of Community Development 

City of Newton

Bill Carpenter | Mayor

City of Brockton


Bill Scanlon | former Mayor

City of Beverly


Dennis DiZoglio | former Mayor

City of Methuen

Dottie Fulginiti | Member, Board of Selectmen

Town of Easton


Elaine Lazarus | Director of Land Use and Town Operations

Town of Hopkinton


George Proakis, AICP | Director of Planning

City of Somerville


Gail Infurna | Mayor

City of Melrose

Jake Auchincloss | City Councilor at Large

CIty of Newton


James Freas | Deputy Director of Department of Planning and Development

City of Newton

Joseph Curtatone | Mayor

City of Somerville

Joseph Petty | Mayor

City of Worcester

Joseph Sullivan | Mayor

Town of Braintree


Kathryn Ellis | Director of Economic Development

City of Newton


Kim Driscoll | Mayor

City of Salem

Michelle Ciccolo | Member, Board of Selectmen

Town of Lexington


Paul Heroux | Mayor

City of Attleboro


Peter Lowitt, FAICP | Director

Devens Enterprise Commission

Rachel Meredith-Warren | Vice Chair

Stoneham School Committee


Robin Craver | Town Administrator

Town of Charlton

Rob May | Director of Planning and Economic Development

City of Brockton


Setti Warren | former Mayor

City of Newton  

Stephanie Burke | Mayor

City of Medford


Joseph M. Petty | Mayor

City of Worcester

Stephen DiNatale | Mayor

City of Fitchburg


Tom Ambrosino | City Manager

City of Chelsea

Wayne Feiden, FAIC | Director of Planning & Sustainability

City of Northampton


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