Letter to the Tab on Charter Improvement

[The following was submitted as a Letter to the Editor for this week’s Newton Tab]

The Charter Commission will take public comment on its draft Charter on Wednesday evening at 7pm at City Hall.  Come out and hear what you fellow citizens have to say and offer your comments.    Here is a letter submitted for this week’s tab summarizing earlier blog post.
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Charter Proposal Needs Improvement

The charter commission has published its preliminary report and will seek public comment on March 15th at 7pm in the Council Chambers at City Hall.   The primary proposed change is elimination of the eight ward-elected councilors and the addition of four at-large councilors with no residency requirement.   The proposal also eliminates one at-large councilor in each ward to cut the council size in half. Continue reading “Charter Proposal Needs Improvement”