FRAMINGHAM – Framingham voted to become a city five years ago today, April 4.
The vote on April 4, 2017, was very close – so close a recount was held.
5,684 voted in favor while 5,579 voted against the measure.
Prior to becoming a city, Framingham was Massachusetts’ largest town.
On January 1, 2018, Framingham went from the Commonwealth’s largest Town to the newest City.
The vote brought voice to many residents on the Southside of the community.
At one point 4 out of the 5 Select Board members all came from the same Northside Precinct and all 9 of the School Committee members lived North of Route 9, when Framingham was a Town.
Today, as a City, each District – all 9 – has representation on the City Council and on the School Committee.