This just in from Newton Mayor Ruthanne Fuller’s weekly email newsletter …
The Boston Foundation recently released its Greater Boston Housing Report Card 2019 looking at housing affordability and housing production in the 147 cities and towns in the five counties surrounding Boston.
We’re expensive. More specifically, the Report found that metro-Boston, which includes Newton, is one of the nation’s most expensive places to buy (4th in the U.S.) or rent (3rd in the U.S.). The authors highlighted that the limited supply of housing stock and high cost contributes to persistent racial segregation.
The Report evaluated each city and town. Newton had low scores except for
Mayor Fuller sent this memo to the City Council today, informing them of her decision to “not forward the City Council’s request to submit a home rule petition to the General Court with the amendments to the City Charter as voted by the Council on May 6, 2019 in Docket #7 6-19. Most of these amendments were originally proposed by