More discussion of Home Rule petition by City Council on Wednesday, November 15th

The Programs and Services Committee of the Newton City Council will hold a meeting on Wednesday, November 15th at 7:45 pm in the Council Chamber at Newton City Hall.  The committee will be discussing what recommendation to put forward (if at all) to the whole City Council on December 4th.  The docketed item is for a reduction in the size of the City Council from 24 to 16, and a new structure of 8 at-large councilors and 8 ward councilors.  Our current structure has 16 at-large councilors and 8 ward councilors.

This meeting will not include a public hearing.  If you wish to comment on this proposal, you can email the members of the committee through the committee clerk at or you can email the entire city council at

Can’t Miss TV! The League Presents: 2 discussions about the proposed new charter

The second episode of The League Presents was taped last week, and continues the discussion about the proposed new charter, this time with charter commissioners Anne Larner and Chris Steele. The first episode featured charter commissioners Rhanna Kidwell and Brooke Lipsitt. Both episodes were hosted by Sue Flicop, current president of the LWVN, and Anne Borg, past president.

Episode 1

Episode 2

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