What’s Up in Newton This Week: Public Safety and Transportation holding Public Comment Session on Transportation Priorities; Appointment of New Parks and Recreation and Culture Commissioner – Nicole Banks and Request to Rename the Department of Parks and Recreation to the Department of Parks, Recreation and Culture and more…..

Seeking Public Comments on Transportation Planning: The Public Safety and Transportation Committee will hold a Public Comment session on Priorities for transportation planning on Wednesday, February 19th, at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chamber. See agenda.

Welcoming new Parks and Rec and Culture Commissioner: The City Council’s New Docket contains the appointment of the new Parks and Recreation and Culture Commissioner, Nicole Banks. See Docket here. The appointment will go before the Programs and Services Committee at their next scheduled meeting on February 26th. This week’s Programs and Services Committee has been cancelled. See Cancellation Notice here.

More Parks and Rec stuff….The City Council’s Docket also contains a request to rename the Department of Parks and Recreation to the Department of Parks, Recreation and Culture – (although that’s the way it already is listed on the City’s website!). See Docket here.

Weekly Road Construction Update: This week’s Road Construction Update can be found here.