From City Council President Marc Laredo …
City Council President Marc Laredo has announced the appointment of a Blue Ribbon Commission to examine the compensation that Newton’s elected officials (the Mayor and members of the City Council and the School Committee) receive for their service and to make recommendations for possible future changes to their salaries and benefits.
The Commission will be chaired by
City Council President Marc Laredo is looking for individuals interested in serving on a Blue Ribbon Commission examine the compensation of Newton’s elected officials.
By way of background, our Mayor receives a salary of $125,000 a year for her full-time service (the Mayor is barred by our city charter from having other employment while serving as Mayor) our City Council members each receive a salary (also referred to as a stipend) of $9,750 a year; and elect
I'm Your Recycling Person PSA from NewTV on Vimeo.
Mayor Ruthanne Fuller and NewTV produced this PSA, which calls attention to some changes in the City’s recycling program. Learn more on how to recycle right, www.newtonma.gov.
Newton Mayor Ruthanne Fuller has joined a coalition of 15 greater mayors to set a goal to add 185,000 new homes in Greater Boston by 2030. Details about the Metropolitan Mayors Coalition can be found here and a list of participants and data here.
But there’s also this comment from Fuller in
From Mayor Fuller’s update:
Let’s Vote on Retail Marijuana
I’ve fully supported medical marijuana establishments. They require customers to have prescriptions from a physician to purchase the product, and customers must have a state-issued medical marijuana license to enter the store.
Newton is now considering whether and where to allow adult-use “recreational” marijuana
Robert Korff’s plans are just getting started to redevelop Washington Street’s two mile stretch through the Newton Villages of West Newton, Newtonville and Newton Corner in addition to Riverside in Auburndale according to this Boston Globe article. His...
Mayor Ruthanne Fuller tells Andy Levin….
Mayor Ruthanne Fuller offers you two ways to meet with her — individually or in meet-up groups — during the first 100 days of her administration to let her know what’s on your mind. Individual Meetings: Mayor Fuller has scheduled the following...
“People are what make the city of Newton so great. Over on the school side, for example, 85 percent of the budget is directly related to people. And here on the city side…
Mayor-Elect Ruthanne Fuller’s Transition Team has completed its final report, a more than 100 page document with recommendations for the new administration.
Read it here.
From Ellen Ishkanian, Fuller’s communications director: Mayor-Elect Ruthanne Fuller today announced that Newton resident Jonathan L. Yeo is joining her senior staff as Chief Operating Officer. In addition, Linda Plazonja is joining the senior staff of the...
As Setti Warren enters his final days as our mayor (read his exit interview with Andy Levin here and Levin’s take is here) how do you think you will look back at his past two terms a year from now? Did his live up or surpass your expectations from when he was...