The municipal election calendar for the year, culminating in Nov. 7 balloting that decides the members of a new City Council and School Committee, has been posted.
Basic parliamentary procedure appeared to defeat the City Council once again Monday, when an attempt to amend a policy order and table it required four separate votes, one of which seemed to pass the order, although that appeared to be no one’s intent.
Sumbul Siddiqui, a native of Cambridge, human services commissioner and public interest attorney, has announced her candidacy for City Council.
East Somerville resident Tracey Leah Pratt is announcing her candidacy for Ward 1 School Committee. She is working on attaining the required 120 signatures from the East Somerville neighborhood before June 27.
A criticism of lax meeting attendance has drawn objections from city councillor Tim Toomey. “You should check your facts,” said the longtime councillor.
With recent ballot questions about charter schools and recreational marijuana in mind, state Rep. Jonathan Hecht is proposing legislation that might counter “deep pocketed” special interest groups with too much sway over how referenda appear before voters.
Nadeem Mazen – Muslim-American, 33 years old, two-term councillor – will not seek a third term on the City Council, and now that he’s freed from campaigning, he has critiques of how the council operates and how local campaigns operate.
Two-term city councillor Nadeem Mazen has decided not to run for reelection, becoming the second council incumbent to leave open a seat for the November election.
City Councillor Jan Devereux will hold her free reelection campaign kickoff event from 3 to 5 p.m. May 7 in Harvard Square, six months until the Nov. 7 municipal elections for City Council and School Committee.
Vatsady Sivongxay, a former refugee and now an attorney, community advocate and mother, has announced a run for City Council.