The Charter Subcommittee will meet on Wednesday, June 20th at 6:00 p.m. in Room 211. The agenda includes discussion of the following:
- Article 7 – Planning
- Article 8 – Nominations and Elections
- Article 10 – Free Petition, Initiative and Referendum
The Charter Subcommittee consists of 4 City Councilors: Councilor Baker (Chair), Councilor Albright, Councilor Krintzman (former Chair of the Charter Commission) and Vice Chair Kalis. The Subcommittee grew out of a docket item filed by 14 City Councilors last term, to reduce the size of the Council to 16 – 8 elected at-large and 8 elected by ward only – after the Charter Commission’s recommendation to eliminate the ward only elected Councilors and reduce the size of the Council to 12 – among other charter amendments – failed to achieve the support of Newton voters (see Election Results here).
The charge of the subcommittee and a memo from the Chair can be found here.
Reports of the sub-committee can be found below.