Newton City Council President Susan Albright was in Israel last week reading all about TAB editorial suggesting that the Yes campaign and Northland were keeping the location of the Northland development a secret, when she found
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
Here’s the NewTV/Newton League of Women Voters debate between among incumbents Jake Auchincloss and Susan Albright and challengers Jennifer Bentley and Tarik Lucas.
I have talked to many people from states that currently allow adult use. I asked one woman in the Dept of Public Health in Oregon (whom I had called to find data on teenage use) whether there was an adult use shop in her town. She said yes – I asked her what happened there, was she scared to go there? Were there kids hanging around? Were the police frequently called? Was there Trouble with a capital T that rhymes with P that stands for Pool? (sorry I didn’t ask her about Pool). I wanted to get a sense for how she felt about this shop. She said she never went there but it was totally quiet and caused no problems in the town. I got similar answers from whomever i called, including the son of one of my Tufts college friends who works in one in Denver.
I imagine this is what life was like when they were deciding to prohibit liquor. The prohibitionists scared the public that liquor was the foundation of all our problems and the ruination of society – hence we got prohibition. And then had it undone years later.
Our marijuana zoning ordinance was done with care to protect our citizens and to put a store – which is what an adult use shop is – in a place where it was appropriate.
The incoming Newton City Council is scheduled to elect its new president and vice president this Thursday (Dec. 14) at City Hall. As noted earlier, Susan Albright, Cheryl Lappin and Marc Laredo have expressed interest in being president. According to Amy Sangiolo’s fabulous newsletter Vicki Danberg and Rick Lipof are running