The new City Council term is bringing some shifts in committee assignments, while the Planning Board and Board of Zoning Appeal similarly prepared last week for the coming year of work. One body of appointed officials stayed the course; the other made big changes in leadership.
After years of effort, a campaign finance reform order has passed the City Council. The latest version of the law had been in the works for 14 months, and city councillor Dennis Carlone noted he’d been part of two earlier attempts that he said “died by pieces” since he joined the council in 2013.
Official results change nothing except numbers for 2021 ballot questions and election outcomes (updated)
Election Commissioners completed a count of provisional and overseas absentee ballots on Friday, making official the results from Nov. 2. Those elected to the City Council and School Committee didn’t change, and three ballot questions changing the city charter were approved by wide margins.