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The City Council, Newton's legislative branch of municipal government, is made up of 24 members - sixteen at-large Councilors and eight Ward Councilors. Councilors are elected every two years.
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  • Leonard J. Gentile

  • Josh Krintzman

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Do you support the proposed new City Charter? Why or why not?

Partisanship is at an all-time high in our country: how would you as a city councilor promote civil discourse and engagement on controversial issues in Newton?

What specific, objective criteria would you use to decide whether any site should be rezoned Mixed Use 4 in village commercial centers?

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Campaign Email krintzman@comcast.net
Campaign Phone (617) 558-0699
Address 77 Crehore Dr., Newton, MA
I absolutely support the proposed new charter. It represents smart, sensible, progressive reform for our city government. The changes in the charter commission’s proposal will result in a more effective, responsive, accountable city council. In addition, the commission’s comprehensive proposal includes the addition of term limits for city councilors and mayor; updating of financial procedures; ensured public comment procedures and revised school committee responsibilities in line with state l
As I have done with the charter reform debate, I am committed to civil debate. I strongly believe that we can disagree without being disagreeable; we can argue policy and respect each other; and we must be able to argue passionately, without impugning each other’s integrity. This is the nature of public policy debate and the residents of Newton deserve nothing but the highest level of discourse from their elected officials.
Rezoning particular parcels is far less desirable to broad zoning reform that establishes sensible criteria applicable across the city. Special permit applications should be evaluated independently to determine whether they are reasonable, yield benefits for the city and reasonably account for the impacts to the immediately surrounding area.

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