LD 1185 Advances in Maine With Overwhelming Support

Date: 9 Jun 2015 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

On June 5th, the Main House of Representatives voted 143 – 0 in favor of LD 1185, the Maine bill to provide state planning and implementation grants for local municipal networks. Representative Norm Higgins, the sponsor of the bill, contacted us to let us know about the incredible support for the bill. LD 1185 proposes to … Read More

California Laws Targeting Supercenters Raise Concerns

Date: 1 Feb 2004 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Rather than capping the size of all retail stores, a growing number of cities and counties in California are banning supercenters in particular. These are generally defined as stores over 90,000 or 100,000 square feet that devote more than 5 or 10 percent of their floor area to non-taxable grocery items.

Under these ordinances, developers can still build massive box stores, so long as they do not combine department store merchandise and a full supermarket under one roof.… Read More