Originally posted on October 13. Updated on October 16 with new district information. Mayor’s office listed Blumer in District 1. He lives in District 2.
FRAMINGHAM – Mayor Yvonne Spicer has nominated former Charter Commission Adam Blumer to serve on her bylaw review committee. Blumer also was a member of the Mayor’s transition team.
Updated: The Mayor’s office submitted Blumer name to the Council and listed him as living in from District 1. He lives in District 2.
The 11-member City Council has 30 days to approve or reject the appointment.
There is still one opening for an individual who served on the Charter Commission, on the 7-member Bylaw Review Committee.
When the Framingham Home Rule Charter was approved by the voters, and Framingham became a City, the Mayor became responsible for “continuation of the review of bylaws.”
The Mayor is responsible for appointing seven individuals to “review the town by-laws for the purpose of preparing such revisions and amendments as may be necessary to bring them into conformity with the provisions of this charter and to fully implement the provisions of this charter.”
The Committee shall be comprised of seven individuals but two of the individuals must “have been members of the Charter Commission elected in 2016.”
The Bylaw Review Committee shall submit a report, with recommendations, within one year following its creation and may submit interim reports with recommendations at any time. The review shall be conducted under the supervision of the city solicitor, or by special counsel appointed for that express purpose.
- Kristina Johnson – District 7 – Johnson served on the Mayor’s Transition Team.
- Madeline Leone – District 1
- Paulo Simones – District 9
- Nicole Singleton – District 1
- Joel Winett – District 3
The Mayor’s office never released the number of applicants for the committee back this summer.