Newton city hallI’m certain this thread will morph into a debate about specific individuals but I’d actually like to ask a different question…

Four years ago, Newton needed a mayor that would help heel heal a community that was both divided and disappointed with the way our city was being run. We also needed a mayor who would get our finances in check, address infrastructure issues and negotiate sustainable union contracts. Some might add that we needed a mayor that could restore confidence so we could raise taxes.

Whether you agree or disagree with my list (or how successful our current mayor has been) I’m more interested in asking this:

What’s on your to-do list for the mayor we vote for November?

Challenge yourself to answer this without talking about specific candidates. Focus instead on issues.  In other words, can we come up with a job description before we attach it to an individual.

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