Last night the Newton Charter Commission reaffirmed by a 7-2 vote its earlier straw vote to reduce the City Council from the present 24 to eight at-large ward seats (one per ward) and a pool of at-large seats (not tied to residency)—but four, instead of the previously proposed five.

The audio from the meeting is here and the Newton League of Women Voters provides a comprehensive play by play here notes here.

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