On July 13th, the Council held a workshop to review the draft terms of a GMO exemption for The Downs. The Town Manager, in consultation with Council Chair and Vice Chair, was charged to negotiate with the Downs to establish mutually agreeable terms that could allow for an exemption to the Growth Management Ordinance (GMO). An exemption would allow for a faster pace of residential development, IF a supermajority vote by the Council approves the exemption request based on the applicant demonstrating public benefit to the community.