The League of Women Voters of Newton members who were present at the January 10, 2013 membership meeting voted overwhelmingly to support all three City of Newton override proposals.
Join the League on Thursday, January 10, as we vote whether to support Newton’s override proposal.
Please bring your questions, concerns, and opinions.
The meeting will be held from 7:00-8:30pm (note new end time), at the Waban Library, 1608 Beacon Street, Waban.
This will be an all-member meeting, per our bylaws, to vote on whether to amend our program for this year and take a position in support of the override proposal. With a vote to approve, the League would then be able to advocate on behalf of the override.
Also, according to our bylaws, we need a quorum of 25 members in order to take this vote. Please be sure to attend!
RSVP or more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The LWVN municipal finance committee has prepared the information below about Newton’s budget and about overrides in general as they begin their effort to help educate voters about the overrides recently proposed by the mayor.
In order to explain how the override process works, it is first necessary to explain the City’s own budget. The municipal budget for a City of 86,000 is has to take into account paying for common, recurring items and also for infrastructure and buildings. Each department feeds its own requirements into the budget and each receives funding depending upon the priorities of the City.
An explanation of terms and process follows:
- What is the difference between capital expenses and operating expenses?
- What types of revenue does Newton have?
- What is zero-based budgeting?
- How does an override work?