FACT shares its research and recommendations with the Charter Commission at its Public Hearings. Here, you can watch brief videos of these presentations.

FACT Presentations to Charter Commission at Public Hearing, November 10, 2016

SpeakerTopicVideo
Linda DunbrackOverview of FACT Recommendations11/10
FACT #1
Joel WinettTerm Limits11/10
FACT #2
Kathy VassarPlanning and Zoning; Special Permit Granting Authority11/10
FACT #3
Joel WinettMassachusetts Laws Recognized and Retained; Other Special Laws Repealed; Recommendations to Mayor and City Council11/10
FACT #4
Beth GreeleyClarification of FACT Request for Term Limits; Comparison of Council Size with City of Newton, Massachusetts11/10
FACT #5
Brian SullivanValue of a Vote: Comments on One Councilor per Current Precinct11/10
FACT #6
Bill RabkinQuestions Posed to Charter Commission11/10
FACT #7
 

 

FACT Presentations to Charter Commission at Public Hearing, September 22, 2016

SpeakerTopicVideo
Linda DunbrackCity Council 2/3 Vote of Approval, Requirement for City Council to Vote on All Key Issues, Time Allowed for Budget Review, Term Limits.9/22 FACT #1
Brian SullivanWhy a City Manager is Better than a Strong Mayor9/22 FACT #2
Beth GreeleyFull and Fair Representation9/22 FACT #3
Joel WinettCharter Commission Document Identification and Timely Publication, Acting on Public Comments9/22 FACT #4

 

FACT Presentations to Charter Commission at Public Hearing, August 4, 2016

SpeakerTopicVideo
Linda DunbrackFact Introduction, Size of City Council, City Administration8/4
FACT #1
Bill RabkinTerm Limits8/4
FACT #2
Brian SullivanNumber of City Councilors8/4
FACT #3
Audrey HallCampaign Finance Rules8/4
FACT #4
Kathy VassarZoning and Planning8/4
FACT #5
Betty FunkCouncil/Manager Form of Government8/4
FACT #6
Joel WinettCitizen Committees8/4
FACT #7