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Newton League Of Women Voters
Friday, April 12, 2013
Monday, January 14, 2013
The league recently voted whether to support the mayor's $11.4 million override proposal.
With roughly two months to go before the Newton voters decide whether to support Mayor Setti Warren's $11.4 million override package, the Newton League of Women Voters has voiced its opinion on the proposal. During its member meeting on Thursday, Jan. 10, the Newton LWV "voted overwhelmingly" in support of all three override questions, according to the Newton LWV's website. With the vote, the Newton LWV can now advocate on behalf of the override, the website says. The override stance will also be added to the Newton LWV's 2012-2013 program. Newton residents will consider the mayor's override proposal in a special election set for March 12. The proposal includes three ballot questions: For more details on the override and what will be …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
The League of Women voters collected around 2,500 signatures on Election Day 2012 -- but there is more work to be done.
Although many local campaigns ended on Election Day, the Newton League of Women Voters (LWVN) is pressing on with its mission for a charter commission ballot question. The LWVN is currently collecting signatures for a ballot question that would ask voters in November 2013 whether the city should form a Newton Charter Commission, a nine-person committee that studies the Newton charter and proposes changes to the city government. The LWVN spent Election Day 2012 collecting signatures for the ballot question and managed to gather approximately 2,500 names. But, there's still plenty of work to do. According to LWVN Co-President Sue Flicop, the LWVN needs to collect about 4,200 more signatures to add to previous collection efforts and meet the…
Thursday, October 25, 2012
The Newton League of Women Voters is collecting signatures to create a ballot question asking voters whether a commission should study the city charter.
It has been nearly 40 years since Newton voters made changes to the city's charter, a document that outlines the city's government and how it operates. Now, the Newton League of Women Voters (LWVN) is hoping to start the charter discussion again. "It's been 40 years and a lot has changed out there in the world," says LWVN Co-President Sue Flicop. "I think it is good governace to look at the structure of [Newton's] government." This election day (Nov. 6), the League will be hold a signature drive that will ask residents to support placing the question of a Newton Charter Commission on the 2013 ballot. If the question gets on the ballot and is approved in 2013, the nine-person commission would then study the Newton charter and propose …
Monday, June 4, 2012
The League voted at its annual meeting last week to start a signature drive to put the question of a Newton Charter Commission on the 2013 ballot.
The League of Women Voters Newton (LWVN) agreed last week to work on creating a charter commission, a group that will study the city's charter and review how the city's government operates. In a press release issued Monday, June 4, the LWVN announced its plans to start a signature drive that would ask residents to support placing the question of a Newton Charter Commission on the 2013 ballot. The LWVN voted in favor of starting the drive at its annual meeting on May 30, 2012. "It has been 41 years since the citizens of Newton conducted a formal review of how our city government works, and much has changed in our community and our society since then," the press release read. According to the press release, the LWVN conducted its own study …
Saturday, May 19, 2012
The Newton League of Women Voters held a parking forum Thursday night that raised questions about how cities manage parking and what the best way is to handle parking supply.
You're driving around Newton Centre, late for an appointment, and every metered parking spot is taken. On the fifth circle around the center lot, you finally spot someone pulling out of a space on Beacon Street. You quickly turn the car around, zoom out the exit, fight through the traffic and into the space before someone else gets there. Then, you reach into your pocket and find -- no quarters. Parking in Newton is not always easy. While some may say it's a lack of parking supply, local experts at a Newton parking forum last night argued that it's a matter of parking management, not necessarily the number of spaces. "How we think about parking now is entirely flawed," said Jason Schrieber, a principal at the Nelson/Nygaard transportation…
Saturday, February 4, 2012
A few reminders from the Newton League of Women Voters.
The following is a press release from the Newton League of Women Voters: The League of Women Voters of Newton reminds everyone that Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012, at 8:00 p.m., is the last day to register to vote in the Presidential Primary. If you are not already registered, the Election Commission at Newton City Hall is open on the last evening to register until 8:00 pm. You can register to vote either in person at the Election Commission office, Room 106, Newton City Hall, or by mail. Mail-in voter registration forms are also available at the Newton Free Library. For further information, call the Election Commission office at 617-796-1350. Due to the reprecincting process some voters will be voting in different polling places in March. Your…