Over the past many years, Sudbury has considered expanding the Board of Selectmen (BOS). In the past, town government seemed to be working well so it was voted down. Times are different now. Sudbury is facing many important challenges that need to be addressed in a strategic, transparent, intelligent way.
We are facing a structural deficit, a commercial district that needs to grow, a rail trail that residents want but isn't being built, and an increasing property tax rate that needs to be controlled. An expanded BOS will provide more leadership with transparency, accountability and representation to attack these issues and more.
Some residents believe this change won't help solve the problems. We disagree. So far 135 towns have made this change - and none have undone their change. Communities like ours, Concord, Lexington, Needham and Acton, have made this change.
Visit www.openupsudbury.org for more reasoning behind this change.
The Special Town Meeting in September was at overflow capacity and voted overwhelmingly in support of expanding the BOS. To make this change into law, please vote YES to expand the BOS on March 25th.
Art and Mara Huston
578 Peakham Road