LWVN Local Action

2012 – 2013 Local Action

February 27, 2013 – Letter to MassDEP about proposed revision to the Draft Solid Waste Master Plan

February 18, 2013 – Letter to Newton Board of Aldermen about Special Election for Ward 1 Alderman vacancy

January 14, 2013Letter to Newton Community Preservation Committee in support of Newton Homebuyer Assistance Program

December 12, 2012Op Ed in Newton TAB about Charter Commission initiative

October 25, 2012Interview in Newton Patch about Charter Commission initiative

October 24, 2012Op Ed in Newton TAB about Charter Commission initiative

October 17, 2012Letter to the Editor in Newton TAB about Charter Commission initiative

October 11, 2012Letter to Community Preservation Committee about the Draft Newton CPC Funding Guidelines

June 13, 2012Letter to the Editor in Newton TAB about Charter Commission initiative

2011 – 2012 Local Action

May 17, 2012 – LWVN organized a public forum about parking

May 4, 2012 – Statement re: water and sewer rates at Board of Aldermen Public Hearing in favor of Mayor’s proposed increase in water and sewer rates, with copy of statement distributed to Aldermen

April 25, 2012 – Participation in LWVMA Day on the Hill and meeting with Newton’s State delegation

March 22, 2012 – Statement re: Re-zoning at Board of Aldermen Public Hearing against proposed re-zoning of the Riverside MBTA property, with copy of statement distributed to Aldermen

March 21, 2012 – Letter to the EditorNewton TAB, urging voters to sign nomination papers

March 8, 2012 – Letter re: MBTA to Jonathan Davis, MBTA General Manager, with copies to Governor Deval Patrick; Richard Davey, Secretary, Massachusetts Department of Transportation; Sen. Cynthia Creem; Reps. Ruth Balser, Kay Khan, and John Lawn; and Mayor Setti Warren, urging them to find an alternative funding plan for the MBTA

February 1, 2012 – LWVN board approved a “Riverside Information Sheet” that was posted on the LWVN website

January 6, 2012 – Letter to the EditorNewton TAB, marking the second anniversary of the US Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision, and urging voters to be informed about political ads and to ask all candidates about their position on campaign finance reform

Winter 2011-Spring 2012 – LWVN Observers attended most of the Zoning meetings pertaining to the proposed Riverside development

December 14, 2011 – Letter supporting a City of Newton Resolution urging the Massachusetts Legislature to enact comprehensive Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) legislation, sent to Mayor Setti Warren and members of the Newton Board of Aldermen

November 27, 2011 – LWVN organized a public forum about traffic

November 17, 2011 – Letter asking for an independent peer review of traffic planning for proposed Riverside development, sent to Mayor Setti Warren and Finance Committee members, Newton Board of Aldermen

November 2, 2011 – Letter to the EditorNewton TAB, informing Newton voters about the League’s Voters Guide

September 14, 2011 – Letter re: Casino Gambling bill, to Sen. Cynthia Creem and Reps. Ruth Balser, Kay Khan, and John Lawn, urging them to vote no

August 8, 2011 – Letter about Draft Environmental Impact Report re: proposed development at Riverside sent to Richard K. Sullivan, Secretary, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs and to Maeve Vallely-Bartlett, Acting Director, MEPA; copy to Normandy Partners

July 9, 2011 – Testimony and letter in favor of H-1136 & S-397, An Act for a Competitive Economy through Safer Alternatives to Toxic Chemicals, sent to Rep. Anne Gobi and Sen. Marc Pacheco, Co-chairs, Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture; cc’d to Sen. Creem and Reps., Balser, Khan, and Lawn

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