Snow, Sidewalk Clearing and the Parking Ban: A Panel Discussion on February 28, 7 pm

Even thought it’s starting to feel like spring…

Come with your questions to a panel discussion of snow, sidewalk clearing, and the parking ban on Wednesday, February 28 from 7 to 9 pm at the Auburndale Community Library.  Panelists include: City Councilor Vicki Danberg; Mark Shane, Director of Streets for the Newton Department of Public Works; and a representative of the police department.  Sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Newton.  All are welcome.

 

Save the Date: February 28th for LWVN Topic Meeting on Snow

Mark your calendars for an LWVN topic meeting discussion all about snow–clearing sidewalks and other issues.  We will meet at the Auburndale Library at 7 pm…more info to come!

NOTES: LWVN Topic Meeting 1-17-18 on Charter 8&8

League of Women Voters of Newton, January 17, 2018   TOPIC MEETING

ATTENDANCE;   Amy Mah Sangiolo; Lois A. Levin; Helen B. Rittenberg; Linda Morrison; Susan Flicop; Lynn Weissberg; Kathleen Hobson; Karen Manning; Counselor Rick Lipof; Frieda Dweck; Sharyn Roberts; Pat Acton

Sue Flicop, President of the Newton LWV called the meeting to order at 7:05.  She stated that the purpose of the meeting was to discuss future directions of the possible change in size of the City Council and we will not “rehash” the past election.

Councilor Rick Lipof stated that this afternoon (1/17/18) he had docketed (along with 13 other councilors) an item which would name a Committee of 4 to meet and discuss the possibilities of changing the size of the Council the “8×8” proposal was mentioned, but the group would not be limited to only that configuration. The four named were Lisle Baker, David Kalis, Susan Albright, and Josh Kritzman.  The Committee should begin its work in June and finish in September with the entire Council voting in September.  In response to questions about the additional parts of the Commissions findings he stated that each would be taken separately That would include Term limits, 10 year reviews, and staggered terms.  It was urged by members present that the Committee hold open meetings and public input at hearings.  Those decisions will be made by the Committee.

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LWVN Topic Meeting on the City Charter: January 17th at 7pm, NewTV Conference Room

Join LWVN members on January 17th at 7 pm to discuss the latest with charter change, including beginning to evaluate the “8&8” option discuss in December by the Newton City Council.  We’ll be meeting in the NewTV conference room, 23 Needham Street.

LWVN Topic Meeting: January 17th at 7pm, NewTV Conference Room

Join LWVN members on January 17th at 7 pm to discuss the latest with charter change, including beginning to evaluate the “8&8” option discuss in December by the Newton City Council.  We’ll be meeting in the NewTV conference room, 23 Needham Street.

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