What is a Neighborhood Area Council?

A neighborhood area council is a demographically-elected body that reflects the interest of local residents. Newton residents can propose a Neighborhood Area Council to represent their locality. We are proposing a Council to represent residents of Newtonville. At least 20% of registered voters in the proposed geographic area must indicate their support for the creation of an Area Council by signing a petition. This petition must then be approved by the Board of Aldermen.