Tuesday, January 10, 2017

The Charter is final

As per the mission of the Charter Committee, the final draft is going to the Voters in April. What wasn't approved by the commission was term limits.  Also what is not seen yet is the minority report from Teri Banerjee. I hope she gets this out soon as she was the only lone opposition member of the commission that held her ground on the more contentious issues like term limits, the amount of signatures needed to run for elected positions and the power that the Mayor would have in picking all 200 plus positions at City Hall, to name a few.

I for one would not support the draft as I see Town Meeting as the only way to provide the necessary checks and balances that tax payers deserve. It worries me that someone like commission member's  Cardiff, Giombetti or Steffanini were given the keys to so much power.

Public meetings will be held before the election. The dog and pony show will be largely ignored by the residents until it gets closer to the election.  

The bottom line is, do you trust that a Mayor will be better at running the Town than Town Meeting does now. It's your choice.


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