Send your comments to the Newton Charter Commission!

The Newton Charter Commission is meeting on Wednesday, March 29th at 7 pm in Room 211 at Newton City Hall, to revisit the items below before submitting its final report.  If you feel strongly about any of these items, we encourage you to share your thoughts with the Newton City Charter Commission at chartercommission@newtonma.gov.  They will be finalizing the proposal by May 3rd, so now is the time to make your voice heard!

  • Composition
  • Term Limits
  • Attorney General Comments
  • Charter Objection
  • Conflict of Interest
  • Other 

Don’t forget about the forum on sustainable development on Monday, March 27th!

Join Green Newton and the League of Women Voters Newton on Monday, March 27 from 7-8:30pm in the Drucker Auditorium of the Newton Free Library for the Greening Our Community Series program, Sustainable Development with Andre Leroux, Executive Director of Massachusetts Smart Growth Alliance.

When is development green? Is development ever green? These questions are the focus of public debate in Newton. Join us for a program in which Andre Leroux, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Smart Growth Alliance, will present the case for sustainable development, both globally and locally. Green Newton board member, Jim Purdy, will help to set the context as it relates to Newton.

The program will address:

  • Current development projects in Newton
  • Why smart growth is needed to move toward a more sustainable future
  • How sustainable development helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions and mitigate climate change

Mark Your Calendars for Upcoming LWVN Meetings and Events!

We are currently working on the locations for three meetings/events listed below, but wanted to publish the dates as soon as we could…hope to see you at all of these!

LWVN Program Planning Meeting:  Thursday, April 6th, from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm.  At this meeting, we review proposals from our committees about our plans for next year.  Join us and weigh in on what we hope to accomplish!

Don’t Just Stand There….Run!:  Thursday, April 27th, from 7 pm to 8:30 pm at the Brigham House, Hartford Street in Newton Highlands.  This event is for people who are considering running for local office as well as those who are helping them.  We will have the following three speakers to address issues like filing official paperwork, working with the media, and understanding the demands of public office:

  • David Olson, Newton City Clerk
  • Greg Reibman, President of the Newton-Needham Chamber of Commerce
  • Marcia Johnson, former Ward 2 City Councilor At Large

LWVN Member Meeting on the Newton City Charter Commission Proposal:  Sunday, April 30th, from 2 pm to 3:30 pm.  At this meeting, members will discuss the proposal from the Newton City Charter Commission and decide whether–as an organization–LWVN will support the proposal or not.  We’d love your RSVP at info@lwvnewton.org so we can be sure we have a quorum to vote!

LWVN Annual Meeting:  Thursday, June 15th, time and location TBA.  LWVN members will see old friends, hear about all the work we did this year, and discuss our plans for next year.

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