The Patch reports that Brookline has been very busy these past few nights at their Town Meeting. The Town voted to approve a warrant article  (see Article 21) which prohibits installation of fossil fuel piping in new buildings and in major renovation of existing buildings. Consequently, this policy will require heat, hot water, and appliances that are installed during new construction and gut renovation to be all-electric. For situations in which electric is not practical or cost effective, this by-law provides for exemptions, including for fuel piping for backup generators. An exception is also included for the Waldo-Durgin development, because it is the only major commercial project requiring a zoning change that has not yet pulled a building permit.” 

The Town also voted to approve a warrant article to lower the voting age to 16 years old in municipal elections.

Will Newton be next?