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The Newton League of Woman Voters sent a letter to the charter commission reminding them that many members of the public are interested in seeing a smaller city council.

In our experience helping collect the more than 8,500 signatures required to establish this Charter  Commission, the opportunity to reduce the size of our City Council was by far the most compelling reason Newton voters chose to sign that petition. Ask any signature collector, and you will hear that the quickest way to gain a voter’s interest was to mention that a Charter Commission would be able to propose a change to the size of the then Board of Aldermen. Across the city, pens were seized with gusto.

 

Read the full letter here.