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Land Use

Stop the auctions!

Repeal Section 548!

Why We Should Repeal Section 548!

• It takes away traditional rights of communities.

• It promotes sprawl, overdevelopment and high-cost housing.

• It sabotages local planning for open space,affordable housing,
and traffic reduction.

• It bypasses democratic processes and legislative accountability.

• It makes it difficult for communities to acquire land needed
for open space and affordable housing.

• The future of public open space should be determined with
full participation of the public.

Here’s what you can do:

• Write a Letter to Your Legislators and to the Romney Administration.

• Get your City Council or Board of Selectmen to take a

• Submit a warrant Article to Your Town Meeting


• Frequently Asked Questions About Section 548


• Op-Ed from Lexington Minuteman

• Full text of Outside Section 548

• The Middlesex
County Hospital Land (Lexington/Waltham)

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