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Date:
September 17, 2020
Time:
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location:
Zoom Meeting
Address:
Brookline, MA 02445
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Advisory Committee Public Hearing & Meeting - Thursday, September 17 at 7 pm on Zoom

Thursday, September 17, 2020


TOWN OF BROOKLINE, MASSACHUSETTS

ADVISORY COMMITTEE PUBLIC HEARING & MEETING

Thursday, September 17, 2020 at 7:00 pm via Zoom Meeting

 

Location: Due to current public health concerns, meetings will be conducted virtually using a video-conferencing platform plus phone dial-in. Please make note of the new joining details.

https://brooklinema.zoomgov.com/j/1611661819?pwd=bGp5K1dKNGN5eEd4dlY2VlhJSFdCQT09

Meeting ID: 161 166 1819 Passcode: WA112020

Dial-in: 1-646 828 7666 US 

Meeting ID: 161 166 1819

Passcode: 12443154

AGENDA (times are approximate)

Public Comment

7:00 PM Members of the public may send written public comments to Lisa Portscher lportscher@brooklinema.gov. Comments will be shared with all Advisory Committee members. Comments in real time are also invited (2-3 minutes per person, depending on the number of speakers). Please sign up with Lisa Portscher by 5 pm.

Public Hearing

7:15 PM
Article 22 – Amend the Town’s General By-laws to provide for gender neutral pronouns (Gordon)

Article 23 – Amend the Town’s Zoning By-laws to provide for gender neutral pronouns (Gordon)

7:30 PM
Article 28 – Amend the Town’s General By-Laws to require Fiscal Education Training for Town Meeting Members and certain elected and appointed officials (Long-Range Planning and Policy Subcommittee of the Advisory Committee)

7:50 PM
Article 29 – General By-Law amendment: Article 2.2 – Advisory Committee pertaining to appointments (Nobrega)
The hearing on Article 29 will be held jointly with the Committee on Town Organization and Structure

Public Meeting

Discussion and possible vote

8:20 PM
Article 16- Legislation for Recalling Elected Town Officials ((Nobrega)

8:40 PM 
Article 22 – Amend the Town’s General By-laws to provide for gender neutral pronouns (Gordon)

Article 23 – Amend the Town’s Zoning By-laws to provide for gender neutral pronouns (Gordon)

8:50 PM          
Article 28 – Amend the Town’s General By-Laws to require Fiscal Education Training for Town Meeting Members and certain elected and appointed officials (Long-Range Planning and Policy Subcommittee of the Advisory Committee)

9:00 PM           
Article 29 – General By-Law amendment: Article 2.2 – Advisory Committee pertaining to appointments (Nobrega)

9:30 PM           
Other Business

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Public comment is welcome only during the public hearing portion of the agenda.  The Advisory Committee welcomes written comments, which will be circulated to members of the Committee if they are sent to lportscher@brooklinema.gov no later than 12:00 noon on the day of the meeting. Subcommittees of the Advisory Committee hold public hearings on any matter on which the Advisory Committee makes a recommendation to Town Meeting. Members of the public are encouraged to participate in subcommittee public hearings if they wish to comment on any item under deliberation by the subcommittee.

Any member of the public may make an audio or video recording of an open session of a public meeting. They must first notify the chair and must comply with reasonable requirements regarding audio or video equipment established by the chair so as not to interfere with the meeting. 

Michael Sandman, Chair 617-513-8908 msandman1943@gmail.com

Carla Benka, Vice-Chair 617-277-6102 rcvben@earthlink.net