FRAMINGHAM – Mayor Yvonne Spicer nominated six individuals to the Framingham Zoning Board of Appeals on October 24, more than a year after the 11-member City Council rejected her nominees in August 2018.
On Tuesday night, November 19, the appointment subcommittee will interview the six individuals and make a recommendation to the full City Council.
Nominated as full members of the ZBA were:
- Current member Stephen Meltzer = Meltzer lives in District 6
- Former Planning Board member Susan Bernstein. She lives in District 3.
- Current alternate to the ZBA Edward ‘Ted’ Cosgrove. He lives in District 6.
A review at campaign finance reports from the state shows Meltzer nor Cosgrove donated money to the Mayor or any of the elected City Councilors. Cosgrove did donate $50 to Councilor-elect Janet Leombruno.
Bernstein, who listed her occupation as Realtor with Coldwell Banker, donated $100 to Mayor Spicer’s campaign on July 12, 2017. She donated another $100 to Spicer on October 19, 2017, and $50 to the Spicer’s campaign on November 19, 2018.
Bernstein also donated $50 to District 4 City Councilor Michael Cannon on April 24, 2019. and she donated 4100 to at-large City Councilor George P. King Jr. on July 29, of this year.
Current Zoning Board members Phil Ottaviani Jr. and Susan Craighead did not re-apply this time. Ottaviani did apply in 2018, but was not nominated by the Mayor for re-appointment in 2018.
- Current alternate Rick McKenna, who lives in District 1.
- Heather O’Donnell, who lives in District 7
- Lap Yan, who lives in District 5
Looking at the state campaign finance records, none donated money to Mayor Spicer not any of the City Councilors between 2017 and November 1, 2019.