Newton’s new city council holds its first regular meeting tonight (Tuesday Jan. 16).

In addition to a new president (Marc Laredo), vice president (David Kalis) and seven new members, it will be interesting to see this council without the presence of several long time veteran councilors (most notably Scott Lennon, Ted-Hess Mahan, Amy Sangilo, Brian Yates and, of course, Ruthanne Fuller). It’s also the first council which will be evenly divided between 12 women and 12 men.

What are your hopes for this new council? What do you hope will be accomplished? Are there any particular new members that you will be watching closely?


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