1997 Town Election Information
General Town Election April 8th, 1997
- 1997 Town Election Results
Results for all town-wide seats and ballot question, (does not include Town Meeting Member results).
Aside from the ballot question, the second hottest race was between candidates
John M. Kahn and
Charlie Sisitsky vying for the selectman seat held by John Stefanini.
(Other selectman candidates, Thomas J. M. Blanford, Anthony M. Bloise, and Michael B. Halpin were
eliminated in the preliminary election).
- 1997 Town Meeting Member Election Results
We will be updating our Town Meeting Members database based on these
results as soon as we can confirm acceptance of seats won by write-in candidates.
- Charter Commission
Alphabetic listing of Charter Commissioners and their pro-city or pro-town positions.
- Charter Ballot Question and Summary
...The following question will appear on the April 8, 1997 Town Election ballot.
SHALL FRAMINGHAM APPROVE THE NEW CHARTER RECOMMENDED BY
THE CHARTER COMMISSION?...
- Majority Report of the Charter Commision
...The majority of the Charter Commission believes that Framingham's present government,
dating back approximately 300 years, is ineffective and inadequate.
Because of the size and diversity of our population, Framingham is already like a city...
- Minority Report of the Charter Commision
...Consolidation of power into the hands of a small group of people is an extreme proposal. We
believe this city charter has serious flaws. Its passage will divide the community, destabilize our
neighborhoods, and undermine the many positive changes we have already instituted. We hope you
will read this report and the full charter carefully and vote NO in April...
- Full Text of Proposed City Charter
...The inhabitants of the town of Framingham, within the territorial limits established by law, shall
continue to be a municipal corporation, a body corporate and politic, under the name "City of
- "City or Town?" - Related Tax Facts
Tax rates, average income, single family home values and average
yearly tax bill for 16 Massachusetts municipalities.
Based on information provided by the Massachusetts Department of Revenue.
These facts do not reflect quality of life or municipal services.
- 'Vote City' Information
...proponents for change to city form of government.
- 'Vote No on City' Campaign Begins (press release)
...A coalition of concerned town residents announces the formation of TOWN 2000, a
group working to defeat the city charter question on the ballot on April 8th...
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