Moderator's Committee on Forms of Government

Moderator’s Charge To Committee To Examine Municipal Forms Of Government In Massachusetts Available To Brookline

Pursuant to the Resolution issued by Brookline Town Meeting on November 16, 2023, I hereby give the following charge to the Committee to Examine the Municipal Forms of Government in Massachusetts Available to Brookline:

  1. That the Committee objectively and fairly evaluate the positive and negative aspects of the forms of government in Massachusetts.  This analysis may include, but is not limited to, examining the impact that changing the form of government would have on staffing requirements.
  2. That the Committee hold one or more public hearings.
  3. The Committee may recommend, if it chooses, one or more alternative forms of government for Brookline, providing that a written explanation for each recommendation be provided.
  4. Reports and Recommendations
    1. The Committee shall present a Preliminary Report on its findings and recommendations, if any, to Town Meeting by October 1, 2024.  The Preliminary Report shall be made available to all Brookline residents by posting it on the Town’s website (www.brooklinema.gov) by October 1, 2024.
    2. The Committee shall submit a Final Report on its findings and recommendations, if any, to Town Meeting by May 1, 2025. The Final Report will be made available to all Brookline residents by posting it on the Town’s website (www.brooklinema.gov) by May 1, 2025.

 Kate Poverman
Brookline Town Moderator
February 11, 2024