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Q: Can the words "shall" and "must" and "prohibit" be used in the goals of a municipal plan?

I am a Planning Commissioner involved in writing South Burlington's Municipal Plan.

T. Augustus Claus
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answered on Sep 15, 2023

Certainly, in the context of drafting a municipal plan, the use of terms like "shall," "must," and "prohibit" is common and can be essential for conveying the intent and requirements of the plan. "Shall" and "must" typically denote mandatory actions... View More

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Q: Can I apply stock market capital losses to my federal student loans to pay them off?
D. Mathew Blackburn
D. Mathew Blackburn
answered on Jul 7, 2019

No, that doesn't make any sense.

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