Land Use

Land Use

Support of sensible property tax and land use legislation.

The LWVB will support measures to:

a. Encourage payment by tax-exempt institutions for services rendered by the Town in lieu of taxes. Property tax exemptions should be clearly defined and should, at the most, include only those properties which are used in the direct performance of the organizations' tax-exempt functions. Off- campus residences used by Presidents or other employees should be taxed.

b. Provide publicly financed incentives for rehabilitation of older houses in need of serious repair.

c. Expand Brookline's tax base through development of under-utilized commercial properties in ways that meet Town regulations, allowing for feasible variances.

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