COA’s Local and Global Discussion Group is Local This Time – Sept 8

On September 8, from 1:15 to 2:30 pm, the Local Global Discussion Group of the Weston Council on Aging will turn its collective attention from international topics to local ones. Items such as why we don’t have a tree watering truck when we have and profess to love our trees, and shouldn’t Friday be free cookie day townwide will be discussed. Fine, those are not on the agenda but should definitely be brought up at the very next Select Board meeting.

Instead of such fluff, Weston resident and mega-volunteer Joel Angiolillo will lead a discussion covering state and town concerns including items on the September Special Town Meeting agenda.

The COA Discussion meeting will be held in person, as well as over Zoom.

Topics include

1) Recreation, in particular, the Town Pool renovations and designing and building of Pickle Ball courts;

2) Education, notably special needs funding.

Both topics will come up for vote at the September 13th Special Town Meeting.

There is also the “Fair Share Amendment,” an initiative that will be on the state ballot this fall, which would change the Massachusetts Constitution to create a new surtax on income in excess of $1 million. If passed, the amendment, which is also referred to as the millionaires’ tax, would impose an additional tax of 4% on income over the million-dollar mark. The ensuing revenue would be used to fund investments in transportation and education.

Time permitting, the group/ will also explore lifelong learning opportunities in the Weston area.

The event is open to all who are interested in learning about and discussing current issues in civil discourse around the table or computer.

The Weston Council on Aging is located in the Weston Community Center, 20 Alphabet Lane, Ground Floor. For further information about this meeting in particular or the group in general (or to receive a link to attend remotely), contact Susan Wagner (508-733-8810; Participants are invited to stay
until 4 pm for informal socializing and discussions.

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