The Patrick administration has announced a series of 36 community meetings to discuss the budget situation, taxes, and all the rest of it. According to a press release, the Governor will personally host four of the meetings (Braintree on May 11th, Boston on May 14th, Franklin on May 17th and Marblehead on May 21st); Lieutenant Governor Murray will host another four (Cambridge on May 12th, Norwood on May 18th, Saugus on May 19th and Hyannis on May 21st); and the others will be hosted by “senior administration officials” to be named later.
Meeting locations are:
Boston (2 meetings) Marlboro Worcester
Cambridge Pittsfield Fitchburg
Franklin Williamstown Milford
Hyannis Monterey Scituate
Norwood Amherst/Northampton Bridgewater
Saugus Chesterfield Wareham
Andover Westfield Attleboro
Pepperell Springfield Taunton
Ipswich Brimfield Dartmouth
Newton Deerfield Martha’s Vineyard
Lexington Chelsea Orange
There’s no specific information about venues yet, but I assume that will be posted closer to the actual events. As noted above, the first one, on May 11 in Braintree, will be hosted by the Governor.
This is a good idea, and I’d encourage folks to attend if you can. We will try to stay on top of locations, personnel, etc., and update the information as it becomes available.