Protect Voters, Keep the Grafton Planning Board Elected not Appointed
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The proposal to make Planning Board appointed rather than elected strips the voting public of the right to hold Planning Board members accountable via the ballot box.
The Planning Boards primary duty is to serve as a check and balance for areas of critical importance including zoning and special permits.
Our Board of Selectmen would rather they control who sits on the Planning Board. They would rather have the power to rubber stamp or hand pick people to serve on the Planning Board who would then be beholden to them. This would reduce transparency, reduce the value of our Planning Board, water down the checks and balances and further consolidate power in fewer and fewer people in town
This is terrible policy and was proposed to the Charter Review Committee under false pretences which members of the Planning Board refuted both in writing and in via live testimony before the committee. Despite all of this testimony, the CRC voted to put this misguided proposal before town meeting.
Please rally your friends to attend Town Meeting May 8th and vote this ridiculous proposal down and keep the power in the hands of voters not 5 people..
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