FRAMINGHAM – Access Framingham (AFTV) and Framingham Source will co-sponsor a LIVE Charter question debate on Wednesday, March 22 at 7 p.m.
On April 4, when voters go to the polls in the Town of Framingham election, they will see a ballot question asking them to approve a city form of government for the Town of Framingham.
A proposed charter question asks voters to eliminate the Town Manager-Selectmen-Town Meeting form of government and to create a City of Framingham with a mayor and an 11-member City Council. The charter would also eliminate the 7-member Framingham School Committee elected at-large and create a 9-member School Committee, elected by district.
- RCN – Channel 3
- Comcast – Channel 9
- Verizon – Channel 43
or Watch Online via the internet with this direct link to the live stream: AFTV LIVE Stream
Check the AFTV website (www.accessfram.tv) for additional air times following Wednesday’s live debate, before the April 4 election.
The Wednesday night debate will be moderated by Framingham resident, David O’Leary, who is host of the Morning Magic radio program on Magic 106.7FM.
The debate will feature 3 Charter Commissioners defending the majority report of the Charter Commission, encouraging voters to vote yes for a city form of government vs the author of the minority report of the Charter Commission and two Framingham residents, encouraging voters to vote no to the proposed city charter.
Majority Report Panel Participants are Charter Commissioner Valerie Mulvey, Charter Commissioner Adam Blumer and Charter Commissioner John Stefanini.
Minority Report Panel Participants are Charter Commissioner Teri Banerjee, former Fiannce Committee member Linda Dunbrack and former Selectman John Stasik.
Neither Framingham Source nor Access Framingham is taking or will take a position on the charter question.
Both media outlets are co-sponsoring the debate as a service to Framingham residents and voters.