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February 21, 2020 – The first priority of VLCT’s Municipal Policy for the 2019-2020 legislative biennium concerned self-governance. VLCT proposed and its members overwhelmingly supported decision making at the local level that recognizes the capacity of local officials and voters to govern themselves on issues of local import, including streamlined adoption and full implementation of municipal charters; general statutory authority to adopt local option taxes; and programs and initiatives that spur locally driven, right-sized economic growth, especially programs that provide infrastructure improvements to support that growth.

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