| Newton MA News and Politics BlogThe newly elected and returning Newton City Councilors that will take office on Jan. 1 will elect its president, vice president and president emeritus in a caucus on Thursday Dec. 12.

Current Council President Marc Laredo and Ward 2 At Large Councilor Susan Albright are both expected to run for president, although sometimes a new candidate can emerge at the last minute.  (Here’s a look at how it all unfolded two years ago)

This decision matters because the president has the important task of appointing the chairs, vice chairs and members of the council’s committees.

Only our 24 incoming/returning councilors are eligible to vote. But that shouldn’t stop the rest of us from discussing it here in the comments section.