Land Use Review Consensus Meetings: March 2011 Topic Meeting

At last year’s Annual Meeting, the League membership approved a Land Use Study, including a review of LWVN’s Land Use positions.  Two meetings have been scheduled for League members to come to consensus on this important issue.

Daytime meeting: Wednesday, March 23, from 11:30am-1:30pm

Evening meeting: Thursday, March 24, from 7:00-9:00pm

We will be discussing/coming to consensus on the following questions:

  • Housing What types of housing should be available in Newton?
  • Fiscal Policy How can Newton achieve a balance amongst its mix of commercial and residential uses to address the full range of housing types that support a diverse population and meet (achieve, accomplish, ….) economic development goals?
  • Sustainability What makes a development project “sustainable,” and how important is this?
  • Zoning What are some effective ways to regulate land use & development through zoning?

(Each meeting will begin with a presentation about these four issues.)

Both meetings will be held in the NewTV Conference Room, 23 Needham Street, Newton Highlands.

Brown bag lunches or dinners welcome; coffee and dessert will be served.

All members are invited to attend one or both meetings.  For more information, please email

Green Decade 2011 Environmental Speaker Series – Film: “The Work of 1000”

Screening followed by panel: Fitchburg Mayor Lisa Wong, CRWA’s Bob Zimmerman and Rita Barron 

Monday, February 28, 2011 7:00 pm
Newton Free Library, Druker Auditorium

Join us for this screening of “The Work of 1000,” which focuses on noted environmentalist Marion Stoddart, who began as a member of the local League of Women Voters, and became the force that brought the horribly polluted Nashua River back from the abyss. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion on leadership with Fitchburg Mayor Lisa Wong, Charles River Watershed’s Bob Zimmerman, moderated by Lois Levin, Green Decade and LWVN member, with special guest Rita Barron. Mayor Setti Warren will introduce the film, which illustrates that collaboration among environmental advocates and local government leaders is essential to protecting our natural resources and mitigating climate change.

Co-sponsored by the LWVN Environmental Committee

Tea will be served at this event. Please bring your own mug!

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