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Advisory Committee Meeting - Shared screen with speaker view
C. Scott Ananian
23:27
wood anyone weigh in (on the measurers of wood and bark)
C. Scott Ananian
24:07
circumambulation of the town
C. Scott Ananian
25:58
you're Aspen for trouble
Neil Gordon
34:32
comment
Linda Pehlke
36:00
question
Carla Benka
46:21
question
Kelly Hardebeck
47:44
comment
David Marc
50:12
question
Regina Frawley
55:38
617-877-6101 is Deb
Regina Frawley
56:22
Not me!!
Harry Friedman
01:17:16
question
Linda Pehlke
01:22:20
comment and question
Neil Gordon
01:28:43
comment and question
Carla Benka
01:30:08
question
Alok Somani
01:32:18
Question
Kelly Hardebeck
01:33:50
question
Carla Benka
01:34:18
question withdrawn
Rebecca Stone
01:39:11
Comment
Harry Friedman
01:52:36
comment
Harry Bohrs
01:53:01
comment
Ben Birnbaum
01:56:11
Comment
Jessica Chicco
01:57:47
Rep Vitolo, can you point us to the law on home rule petitions?
Neil Gordon
02:03:50
comment
Regina Frawley
02:04:29
Precisely why we need CC, Harry. And the OML will likely support that failure to provide it denies many access to public process. No excuses. The Select Board actually offers it every week. Why not every Zoom meeting ?
Linda Pehlke
02:07:26
question
C. Scott Ananian
02:07:36
comment
Neil Gordon
02:07:43
I can paste it in the chat, I suppose.
Neil Gordon
02:17:32
SUBSTITUTE MOTION RE: ARTICLE 28Moved that:WHEREAS, the goal of any democracy should be to be as inclusive as possible; andWHERAS, participation by younger voters may help establish consistent voting habits, andWHEREAS, local elections directly affect the lives of minors in significant ways; andWHEREAS, current law prohibits voting by sixteen and seventeen year-olds, andWHEREAS, an act of the state legislature is necessary to enable sixteen and seventeen year-olds to vote, and
Neil Gordon
02:18:00
WHEREAS, a home rule petition asking that the state legislature lower the voting age in Brookline for local elections to sixteen was passed by town meeting in 2019, but did not become law; andWHEREAS, a home rule petition asking the same of the state legislature is equally unlikely to become law; nowTHEREFORE, be it RESOLVED, that Brookline Town Meeting urges the state legislature to enact legislation that will allow Brookline, and, presumably any other city or town in Massachusetts, to enact local legislation such that sixteen and seventeen year-olds otherwise eligible but for their age, may vote in local elections; andBe it further RESOLVED, that the Town Clerk shall promptly forward a copy of this Resolution to each of Brookline’s State Representatives and to Brookline’s State Senator, with the request that they further distribute copies of this Resolution to their House and Senate colleagues.
Kelly Hardebeck
02:25:36
question
C. Scott Ananian
02:27:30
question
carlos ridruejo
02:27:41
Question
Ben Birnbaum
02:28:58
question
Neil Gordon
02:37:46
SUBSTITUTE MOTION RE: ARTICLE 29Moved that:WHEREAS, the goal of any democracy should be to be as inclusive as possible; andWHERAS, full participation in our local government by all residents should be encouraged, andWHEREAS, local elections directly affect the lives of non-citizen residents in significant ways; andWHEREAS, current law prohibits voting by non-citizens, andWHEREAS, an act of the state legislature is necessary to enable on-citizens to vote, andWHEREAS, a home rule petition asking that the state legislature lower the voting age in Brookline for local elections to sixteen was passed by town meeting in 2010, but did not become law; and
Neil Gordon
02:38:07
WHEREAS, a home rule petition asking the same of the state legislature is equally unlikely to become law; nowTHEREFORE, be it RESOLVED, that Brookline Town Meeting urges the state legislature to enact legislation that will allow Brookline, and, presumably any other city or town in Massachusetts, to enact local legislation such that permanent non-citizen residents of the United States otherwise eligible but for their non-citizen status, may vote in local elections; andBe it further RESOLVED, that the Town Clerk shall promptly forward a copy of this Resolution to each of Brookline’s State Representatives and to Brookline’s State Senator, with the request that they further distribute copies of this Resolution to their House and Senate colleagues.
C. Scott Ananian
02:41:48
comment
Neil Gordon
02:42:20
comment
Rebecca Stone
02:44:04
Harry is correct. That’s the law.
Harry Bohrs
02:44:10
WHEREAS The Federal Government allows permanent residents to vote in local elections with the permission of their municiplaities
Alisa Jonas
02:44:41
Comment
Rebecca Stone
02:44:47
That’s also the main reason to have a Home Rule petition. Just sayin’
C. Scott Ananian
02:47:47
brief response, if permitted
Susan Granoff
02:55:00
Comment
Jay Sweitzer-Shalit
02:58:28
thank you for the opportunity to present