At its Annual Meeting held on June 12, 2022, the LWVN membership approved the formation of a Consensus Study Committee to update it’s zoning positions. This will be an intensive study of local zoning, and will be conducted in four stages: research and study; consensus meetings; preparation of a study report; and determination if an existing position should be revised or deleted, or if a new position is warranted and development of that position.
We are inviting all members to join us in the conduct of this study. There are lots of opportunities to participate, on whatever level and devoting as much time as you are comfortable with.
The study will be focusing on five key areas:
- review of Newton’s Comprehensive Plan
- examination of current zoning techniques
- examination of zoning ordinances that affect housing
- reevaluation of our support for historic districts
- examination of transportation goals
Anyone interested in participating should fill out this Form, letting us know what you are interested in and how much time you have to participate. A LWVN Board member will get back to you with further details.