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Town Meeting Members' Individual Roll-Call Votes on the Seasonal Leaf-Blower Ban

Town Meeting members who voted "Yes" were voting for substituting the motion that would have put a repeal of the ban to a vote. Members who voted "No" were voting against substituting the motion and, therefore, were in favor of keepi

For more from Wednesday's Special Town Meeting, see "Town Meeting Upholds Seasonal Leaf-Blower Ban."

The attached results were provided by Town Clerk Stephanie Lucarelli.

Mark Kaepplein October 11, 2012 at 10:06 PM
VISION 2020 STANDING COMMITTEE MINUTES OF MAY 8, 2012 MEETING: Communication with Town Meeting: Jane suggested that it would help to meet with Town Meeting members to explain the reasons behind some warrant articles in more detail than the limited discussion time during Town Meeting allows. Joey added that better communication is needed in general between Town Meeting members and their constituents: on some matters, Town Meeting votes are out of line with census survey results. Brucie noted that next year’s survey could include some questions about this -- some people don’t even know who their Town Meeting representatives are. The Governance task group could be asked to consider this problem. Josh suggested a meeting with Town Meting members, after the warrant is available, to help them organize their precincts, especially when there is no warrant review, as this year.
saul glick October 11, 2012 at 10:10 PM
I could have called each of my TM members and asked them to vote against the ban. My neighbor could have called each of our TM members and ask them to vote for the ban. They are not obligated to vote either way, they don't even have to show up, and can vote as he or she pleases. They don't have to vote the way the precinct voted. That's what is happening in this town now. The left wing crowd is getting TM members galore to push stuff like leaf blowers through, without going to a town-wide vote. Think about what happened. If the leaf blowers can get banned, there is no stopping what Town Meeting Members can vote on.
Greg October 11, 2012 at 10:31 PM
What a bunch of nonsense this is. Arlington is full of liberal moonbats who have ruined the once great town.
Mark Kaepplein October 12, 2012 at 02:39 AM
Some new people will be running for town meeting who are more like most of the population. I suggest voters vote for them and displace those representing Cambridge.
saul glick October 12, 2012 at 09:54 AM
That's how it's done Mark. The left wing crowd is voting, and forcing the non-voting crowd to live like they do. Example, no blowers, mandatory recycle, bug zappers, trash restrictions, and on and on. The campaign for the selectmans seat up for grabs next April is underway by the left wing crowd.

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