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.
For other information about the town election please visit the Town Clerk's web site: http://www.brooklinema.gov/137/Elections-Voting
On February 9th (snow day February 23) the Leagues from all over Massachusetts will once again convene at the Statehouse to lobby our legislators.
For more information:
MEETINGS and EVENTS
Tuesday, February 2, 7:30 PM, Room 111, Town Hall:Audi Brookline DAT Meeting: Presentation of Proposed Site, Floor and Landscaping Plans and Elevations. Public comment will be taken.
Wednesday, February 3, 7 PM, Room 111, Town Hall: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.
LWVB Panel Discussion on Affordable HousingWatch 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:
Discussion of possible sites for a ninth elementary school
LINK to Boston Globe article on this meeting:
Civic Moxie Presentation Link: http://www.brooklinema.gov/documentcenter/view/8308
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
The League's annual lobbying of our legislators at Day on the Hill will be the subject of the next 2nd Friday conversation.
Coffee & Conversation
Friday Feb.12, 9:30 AM
2nd Friday @ Panera's Coolidge Corner
The three webinars are:
10/22 Nonprofit Marketing 101 (can be seen on their Youtube channel)
11/16 Monday 1pm EST - Communications Roles & Planning
12/2 Wednesday 1pm EST - Writing for the Web
Here is the link for more information: https://lwvc.org/new-information/2015/aug/communications-training