Where We Stand
In study after study, historic preservation has been cited as an economic engine that helps communities secure sustainable economic growth. An increase in tourism is realized by towns that value and pursue historic preservation. That means money in the pockets of local businesses. An enhanced quality of life means sustainable economic growth. Securing that quality of life is what historic preservation is all about. East Hampton has been fortunate to have historic buildings to restore, reuse and preserve, maintaining our cultural heritage and attracting visitors.
However, the pro-development faction in town does not support historic preservation and if its representatives win a majority in November’s elections you can expect historic preservation efforts in the coming years to be defeated.