By Andy Levin
Members of the Charter Commission deserve great credit for investing the past year studying our city’s government and recommending ways to improve it. They’ve spent countless hours and vast amounts of energy in service to our community. Just as importantly, the commission’s process has been transparent and its members accessible.
What’s more, many of the commission’s recommendations to date — including adopting reasonable term limits and streamlining the area councils — make a lot of sense.
That said, I continue to think the Charter Commission is making a critical mistake with its centerpiece proposal: reducing the City Council from 24 to 12 members and abolishing the position of ward councilors.
Read the rest of Andy Levin's Newton Tab editorial here.