Whether you eat up every minute of Natick Town Meeting, have no idea what a Town Administrator does, or have anything at all to say about how Natick’s town government runs, here’s a new online survey for you to fill out by May 5.
You can also fill out a paper version of the Town Governance Study Committee survey by printing it out or can request 1 via email (email@example.com) or by visiting the Select Board office on the second floor of Town Hall during business hours.
Natick’s Select Board appointed a Town Governance Study Committee about a year ago to review effectiveness of the town’s organizational structure, including the town’s bylaws and the roles/responsibilities of government agencies. The committee will be disbanded once it provides the Select Board with a final report.
The committee has been providing regular updates to the Select Board and the public based on its research and an earlier survey of Town Meeting members and others involved in the town’s operations.
Findings to date have included pros and cons of Natick’s government structure, which consists of an executive branch (Select Board and Town Administrator) and legislative branch (representative Town Meeting). A desire for more efficient, diverse, and transparent town government has been seen.
If you want to study before embarking on the survey, which only takes about 10 minutes to complete depending upon the length of your responses, you can view a presentation of “Local Government 101: Choices for Natick.” We’ve also embedded the slides below.
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