Watertown Forward, a group that seeks to bring information to residents about the Watertown Town Charter, held its first meeting on Oct. 3. For those who missed it live, the video of the meeting is available to watch online.
The Charter Review Committee will begin meeting Tuesday. The review happens every 10 years, and looks at the document that defines how the Town’s government works. At the end of the process, the committee will likely recommend changes to the charter that must be approved by the Council and then the voters of Watertown. The members of the Charter Review Commission, as defined in the Charter, are the nine members of the Town Council and six residents appointed by the Town Council President.
The following information was provided by Watertown Forward:
“The meeting was an introduction to our group’s efforts to offer residents an additional avenue for learning about and participating in the upcomingTown Charter Review Process.We are excited about the enthusiasm we heardat the meeting on Saturdayfor a more engaged charter review process.
“For anyone who is interested in becoming involved in this project, pleasefill out this volunteer questionnaireso we can get you connected to the committee that is right for you. We encourage anyone interested to join our group. And urge all Watertown residents to learn about and participate in discussing the Charter Review.”
The first Charter Review Committee will be held Tuesday, Oct. 6 at 6 p.m. See how to join the meeting below:
The public may join the virtual meeting online athttps://watertown–ma.zoom.us/j/96419264286
Or they can join the virtual meeting audio only by phone: (877) 853-5257 or (888) 475-4499 (Toll Free) and enter Webinar ID: 964 1926 4286#
Members of the public may also comment through email:firstname.lastname@example.org
The meeting will also be broadcast by Watertown Cable Access Television on RCN Channel 13, Comcast Channel 99 or onlineby clicking here.
View the Town Charter by clicking here.