Emphasis on local issues relating to open space, public safety and transportation issues
The following is a press release from Rep. Nick Collins’ office:
Last week, Representative Nick Collins announced his legislative priorities for the district for the current legislative session, which began this past January and ends in December 2016. Rep. Collins has put together an aggressive legislative agenda for this session, several of which have a direct impact on South Boston.
Rep. Collins recently convened a meeting with the heads of South Boston’s neighborhood civic heads to prioritize bills affecting the community and build support.
“I have heard loud and clear from the residents of South Boston that transportation and open space are major areas of concern,” said Rep. Collins. “My office has worked hard to file bills in order to address these concerns and we will continue to work hard to improve the quality of life for residents in the neighborhood.”
A few of the local bill highlights include :
Legislation implementing a real estate tax deferral for long-term residents of South Boston who are 55 years of age or older and live in a fixed income;
Legislation to examine green space and open space requirements in South Boston, including an examination into requirements for developments in excess of 10,000 square feet and neighborhood priorities for green space; and
Legislation to prioritize transportation improvements to South Boston roads and public transit service.
Rep. Collins also announced his new committee assignments for the upcoming session. He was appointed to a leadership position as Vice Chairman of the Committee on Personnel and Administration. He will also serve on the House and Joint Committee on Ways and Means, the Committee on Redistricting and the Committee on Technology and Intergovernmental Affairs.