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The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan organization encouraging the informed and active participation of citizens in government. It works to influence public policy through education and advocacy.

TOWN ELECTION ON MAY 3, 2016

The Brookline town election will be held on May 3rd this year.

Click here to view the 2016 Voters Guide

For other information about the town election (sample ballots, where to vote, etc.)

please visit the Town Clerk's web site: http://www.brooklinema.gov/137/Elections-Voting

Second Friday - May 13th

League of Women Voters of Brookline 2nd Friday @ Panera's Coolidge Corner

Coffee & Conversation
Friday April 8, 9:30 AM
2nd Friday @ Panera's Coolidge Corner

Land Use in Brookline

The League of Women Voters has decided to focus attention on the important issue of land use in Brookline this year. This section will list relevant meetings, events and background information on this topic.

Complete Streets Study Committee will hold a public hearing on the Brookline Complete Streets Policy drafted dated 1-11-2016. Committee members will present a summary of the Brookline Complete Streets Policy. Following the presentation members of the Complete Streets Study Committee will take public comment on the proposed draft policy under consideration. Draft policy is available for download at http://www.brooklinema.gov/transportation.

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LWVB Panel Discussion on Affordable Housing

Watch the video of Dec. 9 program on Affordable Housing on BIG (Brookline Interactive Group): http://brooklineinteractive.org/lvw12915

The following links provide an overview of the December 9th panel discussion about affordable housing along with the slide presentations:

Affordable Housing Overview

Affordable Housing Chapter 40-R

Affordable Housing Panel - Challenges and Opportunities

Pine Street Inn Presentation

Discussion of possible sites for a ninth elementary school LINK to Boston Globe article on this meeting: http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/regionals/west/2015/12/04/one-agrees-where-brookline-should-build-ninth-school/hlSkZT5ohVpG4Udn9fOJ2H/story.html
Civic Moxie Presentation Link: http://www.brooklinema.gov/documentcenter/view/8308

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

Anthony Flint, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, speaking at the League's Opening Meeting can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/obIYdg8ZlL0

The following article about Opening Meeting by League member Diana McClure appeared in the Tab: http://brookline.wickedlocal.com/article/20151014/OPINION/151017920

The following opinion piece in the Tab by League members Janice Kahn and Betsy DeWitt explain why the League has chosen to focus on the issue of land use in Brookline this year: http://brookline.wickedlocal.com/article/20150923/NEWS/150928065/ And a more recent column entitled, "Affordable Housing Where Do We Go from Here" http://brookline.wickedlocal.com/article/20151201/OPINION/151209749/2011/OPINION

Election Reform in Massachusetts

Please read the article by League member Diana McClure published in the TAB:

http://brookline.wickedlocal.com/article/20140610/OPINION/140619886/2012/OPINION

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