Contribute to the Special Newsletter on the Charter Commission Proposal

To help educate each other ahead of our meeting April 30 when we decide whether to formally support the new City Charter proposed by the Charter Commission proposal, we invite all members to submit a short (250 words or less) comment on one of the major changes. Here’s the list of topics we suggest, though if you have something else you’re passionate about, feel free to speak to that!

  1. Reducing the size of the board
  2. Changing to all members elected by all voters, instead of some elected only by residents of their ward
  3. The addition of 4 members elected at-large without residency requirements
  4. Term limits
  5. Neighborhood area councils

Send your submissions to as soon as you can!

Don’t Just Stand There…Run! on April 27th at 7 pm

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 Regional Chamber and
  • Marcia Johnson, former Ward 2 City Councilor At Large

Should LWVN support the Charter Commission proposal? Join us on April 30 to decide!

LWVN Member Meeting on the Newton City Charter Commission Proposal:  Sunday, April 30th, from 2 pm to 3:30 pm. at the Waban Library Center, 1608 Beacon Street, Waban:  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 so we can be sure we have a quorum to vote!

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