Newton is our Home.
This override gives us the chance to invest in it.
We in Newton want excellent schools, high quality roads and parks, and robust services. But increasing needs and the rising costs to maintain, sustain and expand the things that are important to us exceed the restrictions imposed by Proposition 2 1/2 even with full utilization of one time funding sources like ARPA.
Since 2002, once every 10 years Newton voters have chosen to use overrides to keep our community strong and vibrant.
It has been 10 years.
On March 14, let's recommit to our city's future by voting YES on all three override questions!
The Override Questions
On March 14, Newton voters will vote on three Override Questions.
Vote Yes for Newton support as YES vote on all three questions.
Total Cost: $9,175,000 per year
Shall the City of Newton be allowed to assess an additional $9,175,000 in real estate and personal property taxes for the purposes of funding Public Schools for student needs, street and sidewalk paving and safety improvements, tree planting and maintenance, park and recreational facility improvements and maintenance, improvements to Horace Mann Elementary School, sustainability and climate resiliency actions, and Senior Services programming and operations for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2023?
Total Cost: $2.3 million per year
Shall the City of Newton be allowed to exempt from the provisions of Proposition 2 1/2, so called, the amounts required to pay for the bonds issued in order to renovate or replace the Countryside Elementary School?
Total Cost: $3.5 million per year
Shall the City of Newton be allowed to exempt from the provisions of Proposition 2 1/2, so called, the amounts required to pay for the bonds issued in order to renovate or replace the
Franklin Elementary School?
Q&A Session regarding the Override Proposal
Wed, March 8
Horace Mann School
225 Nevada St.
Hosted by Mayor Fuller and Superintendent Smith
The evening will begin with a brief presentation followed by a Q&A session. No need to secure child care as the event welcomes people of all ages.
Fill out our form to let us know how you can help support the override. We're looking for people to endorse, display lawn signs, host coffees, reach out to friends and neighbors, make phone calls, knock on doors, hold signs on Election Day and more.