Newton City Council President Susan Albright issued this statement refuting a complaint that the council violated the Open Meeting Law when it set the date for the Northland referendum.
The ballot campaign Right Size Newton has launched to reverse the City Council’s 17-7 super majority vote in support of the Northland project, could cost taxpayers $145,902 to hold a special election, City Clerk David Olson told the council in a memo released Friday.
Olson added that if it could be arranged to hold the referendum on
When she wins, as expected, she’ll become the first openly transgender elected official in Newton — and one of the first in Massachusetts.
Of the 520,000 elected officials in the United States, about 13 are transgender, according to Victory Institute’s 2018 Out for America report.
Kevin Cullen, columnist for the Boston Globe, was very impressed by City Councilor Jake Auchincloss. Read here. Auchincloss couldn’t ask for much better publicity than this as he mulls a run for Congress.
“I have seen the future of real, decent politics, and its name is Jake Auchincloss.”
– Kevin Cullen