Mayor Spicer Nominates Banerjee and Blumer to Framingham Bylaw Review Committee

FRAMINGHAM – Mayor Yvonne Spicer has nominated former Charter Commissioners Adam Blumer and Teri Banerjee to serve on her bylaw review committee.

The 11-member City Council has 30 days to approve or reject the appointment. A vote is scheduled for Tuesday, October 30.

Banerjee was the lone Charter Commissioner who voted against Framingham becoming a City. The elect Framingham Charter Commission voted 8-1 to recommend a City form of government. Voters passed the recommendation at the ballot in 2017.

Both Banerjee and Blumer supported the Mayor in her election in 2017. Blumer was a member of the Mayor’s transition team.

Both individuals live in District 2.

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.

Already approved to serve on the Committee by the City Council in August were:

The Mayor’s office did not released the number of applicants for the committee.

 

 

Framingham Source Editor Susan Petroni

Susan Petroni Framingham Source Editor Email: editor@FraminghamSource.com Phone: 508-315-7176

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