The League of Women Voters in Newton has collected and submitted 11,200 signatures in support of creating the first city Charter Commission since 1969, the Newton TAB reports.
LWVN President Sue Flicop said once the signatures are certified, the Board of Aldermen will vote on whether or not the creation of a Charter Commission will appear on the ballot.
If approved by the board, two simple questions will be on the ballot in November. Voters will be asked if they support the creation of a Charter Commission and they’ll be asked to vote for members of that panel.
Residents who would like to serve on the Charter Commission will need to submit 100 signatures in support of their candidacy by Sept. 22, after the charter signatures have been certified.
If there’s a Charter Commission do you believe sitting aldermen should be members?