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September 13, 2021
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM


Brookline, MA 02445
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EDAB Virtual Meeting (Zoom), Monday, 9/13/2021, 7:00 PM, Revised

Monday, September 13, 2021

Economic Development Advisory Board Agenda

Revised to indicate that proposed By-Laws are not yet officially warrant articles until the Select Board votes to create the Fall Town Meeting Warrant. 

Additional revisions to Agenda on 9/10/21 highlighted with tracked changes below:



September 13, 2021

7 – 9 PM

Via Zoom

All times are approximate; items may be taken out of order, except that 

public hearings will not begin prior to the posted time.


Additional linked documents will be added as they become available and notifications will be sent through the Town’s Notify Me system for the Economic Development Advisory Board.


 The public may access this meeting via Zoom remote videoconferencing. To participate, use this Zoom meeting link:


Or, for listen-only mode, join by phone: +1 669 254 5252

Webinar ID: 161 974 0215


7:00 pm               Welcome new employee Sophie Robison, Economic Development & Long-Term Planner


7:05 pm            Presentation, Public Hearing, and potential vote on proposed By-Law change and anticipated Warrant Article* related to Requiring Documentation of Roll Call Votes (submitted by Mike Toffel and others)


7:05 7:15 pm    Presentation, Public Hearing, and potential vote on proposed By-Law change and anticipated Warrant Article* proposing to amend the General By-Law related to the Economic Development Advisory Board (EDAB), requiring documentation of:

  1. whether there is consistency between any group’s oral or written recommendation to EDAB and each EDAB member’s individual votes on related matters at a EDAB meeting; &  
  2. identification of any EDAB individual’s membership to any group that has made an oral or written recommendation to EDAB 

(submitted by Jonathan Davis and others)  

Supplemental materials:




*NOTE: The petitioners have submitted this these proposed By-Law changes to be included on the Fall Town Meeting Warrant, which the Select Board will not finalize until after September 13th. EDAB intends to hold a public hearing and potential vote on this topic at a meeting after September 13th.


7:25 pm            Review and Discuss Report by EDAB Laboratory and Biological/Life Sciences Subcommittee

                                    Supplemental material: Draft report (9/10/21)


8:10 pm            Discussion of Submitted Warrant Articles – Discussion of all known submitted warrant articles for Fall 2021 Town Meeting to plan for future public hearings/ votes, including but not limited to anticipated warrant articles related to: gun store regulations, electric vehicle charging station requirements, parking minimum regulations, and increasing the cap for marijuana retail storesrequiring documentation of roll call votes, and requiring documentation of EDAB votes


                                    Supplemental material: Draft Warrant Articles (to be taken up by Select Board    9/14/21)


8:30 pm            Local Rapid Recovery Plan update and discussion on potential recommendations to Select Board (Meredith Mooney)


8:45 pm            Review and approve draft August 9, 2021 meeting minutes 


8:50 pm            Staff and Committee member updates, including:

8:55 pm            Other business, if any.                           








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