More LHD confusion from the “Say No to LHD” folks.
I’ve heard from multiple sources that the “Say No to LHD” folks are passing out the same flyer, handout, that was being passed out in January.
Maybe in January, maybe, one could have said that the “Say No to LHD” folks did not understand city and state law. But there has been plenty of time to learn, and clear up the misinformation and wrong information in the “Say No to LHD” literature.
The literature talks about the proposed LHD Commission, which would oversee Newburyport’s proposed Local Historic District (LHD).
The claim is that this commission would be, “appointed by the Mayor and not all have to live in Newburyport.”
This is our Newburyport city law (ordinance).
Sec. 2-62. - Residency requirement.
Persons appointed to City of Newburyport boards, committees, commissions and authorities that are established by ordinance shall be residents of the City of Newburyport. This shall pertain to new appointments made after the date of approval of this section.
Another words, everyone on the proposed commission would live in Newburyport.
And like all Newburyport boards and commissions, the members of the proposed commission would be appointed by the Mayor and be passed by the Newburyport City Council.
Ask yourself, if this one very obvious and basic fact is not true in the “Say No to LHD” literature, how much of that literature could be trusted?