March 27 Town Election

The March 2018 Amherst town ballot included not only the candidates for the usual offices (Town Meeting and Town-wide offices) but also a vote on the proposed Amherst Home Rule Charter.

The League sponsored a forum on the proposed Town Charter on March 1, 2018, at which pro and con statements were offered by members of the Charter Commission and questions were accepted from the audience for the panel. The discussion was moderated by Karen Price, president of the League of Women Voters of Needham.

The review of the Amherst League's positions on local government occasioned by the charter commission process is described here.