Newton City Council

Please be Advised.  Beginning Wednesday, September 16, 2020, the City Clerk’s Office will be open by Appointment Only for In-person services.  Please call 617-796-1200 to make an appointment.

On-line services including Vital Records requests, Business Certificates, Dog Licenses, Public Records Requests, Mail-in Ballot Applications, and Voter registration may all be done through the City Clerk’s webpage.

This change is being put in place to allow the Clerk’s Office time to prepare for the November 3, 2020 State/Presidential Election.

Remote participation at Council meetings

In accordance with Governor Baker's Emergency Executive Order of 3/12/20, the City Council will meet fully remotely for the health and safety of Councilors and the public during the Massachusetts Covid-19 State of Emergency.  The City Council will be using Zoom software to run meetings online for the immediate future.

Zoom, the remote conferencing software, will allow the public to join the Council and participate in nearly the same manner that we have always operated.  A citizen may log in and listen/view screens, and if there is a public hearing, citizens will be able to "raise their hands", be recognized and speak at the appropriate time. 

Please bear with us as we use and learn this new technology.  The City Clerk is coordinating with NewTV and it is their intention to also televise the meetings on NewTV.   We thank you for your understanding and participation in this new way.  The Council wishes that all Newtonians stay healthy.

Watch the City of Newton website for updates and changes or sign up for the Newton City Council Newsletter below.

The City Council, Newton's legislative branch of municipal government, is made up of 24 members - sixteen at-large Councilors and eight Ward Councilors. Councilors are elected every two years.

Officers and Staff

Contacting the City Council

To send your comments to all of the City Councilors please use the e-mail:
your e-mail will be delivered to each of the 24 Councilors.

To contact an individual Councilor you will find their contact information HERE.

Contact the Office of the City Council at:
Newton City Hall, Room 105
1000 Commonwealth Avenue
Newton, MA 02459
Phone: 617-796-1210


2020-2021City Council CONTACT INFORMATION

2020-2021 City Council COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS

2020-2021 City Council Rules

Best Practices for Communicating with Councilors about Land Use Items

Best Practices for Council Members and Committee Chairs

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