Changes To Town Charter Part Of The Vote By Judit DeStefano
This coming Tuesday, November 8, we will all be going to the polls to vote in the general election. We will also be voting to accept or reject proposed changes to Newtown's Charter - the basic governing document for the town. The questions will appear as follows on the ballot: 1. Shall the Charter be amended to provide that the maximum number of members from any one Political Party permitted to serve on the seven (7) member Board of Education shall not exceed four (4), (the current Charter provides that the limitation is five (5) members from any one Political Party)? 2. Shall the remaining Charter Amendments adopted by the Legislative Council on November 18, 2015 be approved notwithstanding the results of question number 1 above?
It's important to note that the questions are independent of one another and either can pass or fail regardless of the other. If you have not had a chance to come to one of the Charter Revision Communications Committee's public forums - the last of which is being held on Thursday, November 3, at 7 pm, at CH Booth Library - please find detailed information about the revision online at
Judit DeStefano, Charter Revision Communications Committee Chair
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