NO, IT'S NOT OVER!!!!

John Keohane


In Order to Continue the Success of the No Campaign We Need to Win a Crucial Seat on the Select Board John Keohane is Our Man!


Annual Town Election -- April 30th, 2024


The Select Board majority directs the litigation for the town in relation to the MBTA Communities Zoning. If John Keohane wins a seat at the table, we can shift that balance toward representing the citizens and the mandate that has been set by the townwide vote. If Zullas wins re-election then Zullas, Zoll and Bradley will get to direct the litigation going forward. The three of them are fierce YES advocates. They aggressively strived to win at all costs and that approach has divided the town. We are long overdue for consensus building. We are grateful to John Keohane for his willingness to step up and run because he will treat all of the citizens with respect and dignity. It's time to draw us all back together. John comes from a place of caring, a place of kindness. That's the strength that we need on the Select Board now more than ever.

Overview

The "MBTA Communities Act" was signed into law in 2020. This law enables the ELHOC (Executive Office of Housing and Livable Communities) to write guidelines that each of the 177 communities serviced by the MBTA must meet. EOHLC guidelines require Milton to zone as of right 2,461 multi-family units in Milton, 50% within a one half mile radius of the four trolley stops and 50% elsewhere in Milton. Milton has until December 31, 2023 to provide a compliance plan that adheres to the guidelines.

At a special Milton town meeting on December 11th 2023 town meeting members voted to adopt a zoning article with the most comprehensive zoning changes in nearly 100 years. Subsequently a successful and historic signature drive collecting nearly 3,000 signatures forced a town wide referendum to allow all the voters in Milton an opportuinity to help decide on this zoning article. On February 14th, 2024 the residents of Milton voted overwhelmingly by 54% to reject the zoning article.

Massachusetts Attorney General Andrea Campbell filed a lawsuit on February 27th, 2024 against the town of Milton for non compliance with the MBTA Communities Act. Supreme Court Justice Serge George on March 18th, 2024 sent the Attorney General’s case against the town to the full State Supreme Judicial Court for review in October 2024.