Survey about Chapter 40B, Affordable Housing in Acton
We all want housing to be more affordable, in Acton, right?
This survey is to figure out what the public wants when they say they want housing to be more affordable in Acton.
There are lots of surveys going around that are sponsored by people who are working for the construction industry and state/local agencies which depend on new construction for their income and/or non-monetary awards. These other surveys may even be trying to convince you that building more new housing in Acton will result in "good companies" coming to Acton. Who is sponsoring these surveys? At least one of them is being sponsored by people who are being paid to convince you that the new construction is good for you.
These surveys are so biased, that we thought we'd do our own biased survey! This one is biased too! It's biased toward people who live here in town! It's biased toward people who actually like Acton as it is! [with a few tweaks, like FIX THE LIGHTS and the SIDEWALKS, por favor!]
Anyway, we want to get information that is closer to reality about what people want in Acton.
So we decided to start our own survey.
This survey here is designed and sponsored by "just plain old folks", who live in Acton, who care about making sure that our affordable housing subsidies go to people who need the help the most, while being as environmentally and fiscally responsible as possible. The people who are sponsoring this survey are NOT connected to any construction industry activities. The people who sponsoring this survey are NOT members of any entities which have "new construction" as a mission.
AND AFTER YOU'RE DONE with the survey below, please take the "official" TownHall survey, but BEWARE, it's being done by a consultant who is paid to convince you to want more high density housing...to convince you that if we don't build more high density housing, we'll never get the businesses we want... Here is the link: http://www.acton-ma.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=874 To see what they are being paid to do, see this link: http://doc.acton-ma.gov/dsweb/Get/Document-61919/Housing%20and%20Economic%20Development%20Implementation%20Program%20RFP%20and%20Exhibit%201%20Attached%20-%20FINAL%202-1-18.pdf Please let us know you took the "official" survey!