July 2020

Waban Area Council - Meeting Agenda
Thursday, July 9, 2020    

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AGENDA

7:00 – 7:10 Approval of minutes from last meeting and Budget Review

7:10 – 7:20 Burning Issues from the community

7:20 – 7:25 Meeting in August?

Reconvene via zoom in a Joint Area Council session with Newtonville to discuss:

7:25 – 7:45  Race, policing, and the City budget  
                       1) Community experiences
                       2) Would Newton benefit from having a chapter of the NAACP?

7:45 – 8:35  Theory and practice of transit-oriented development
                      
1) What policies and practices can most effectively mitigate climate change?
                      2) What difference can TOD make with and without an effective transit system?
                      3) Whither the MBTA?
                      4) California as a case study:  The failure of major TOD bills
                      5) TOD, gentrification, and the centralization of power
                      6) TOD in Newton:  Class, race, and distributive justice 

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Meeting Date: 
Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 7:00pm