Ward-Based ResiStat Meetings to Focus on Goals Identified During Spring Sessions; Update on City Budget
- The fall meetings will focus on City updates to issues and goals
identified by residents during spring meetings, and on the City's
budget outlook. Residents who have already subscribed to their ward
ResiStat alert lists will receive updates with additional information
prior to each meeting. Residents who have not already done so may
subscribe by contacting 311.
"Since its inception, ResiStat has
provided a unique and critical opportunity for residents to be directly
involved in City government, and hold us accountable for the issues and
concerns specific to their own neighborhoods, or the City as a whole,"
Mayor Curtatone said. "Over the last two years, we've seen attendance
at each of these meetings more than double, and subscriptions to and
participation in the ResiStat e-mail dialogues, in addition to
attendance at these meetings, has been extremely important in
influencing policy decisions in the City of Somerville."
is a subset of the City's SomerStat data-driven management program.
ResiStat brings data on City operations and policies in the
neighborhoods and solicitors input and ideas from residents. The
program was piloted in 2007 and was funded through grants from the
Boston Foundation and the National Center for Civic Innovation.
Currently, there are 12 ResiStat groups: one per ward and a number of
groups geared towards specific constituencies, and the City will be
expanding the number of groups in the coming months to including
additional special interest groups.
The remaining schedule for the fall ResiStat meetings is as follows:
* Ward 5: Tuesday, December 1st, 7:00 p.m., Kennedy Elementary School cafeteria, 5 Cherry St.
* Ward 1: Monday, December 7th, 7:30 p.m., Capuano Early Childhood Center cafeteria, 150 Glen St.
* Ward 4: Tuesday, December 8th, 7:00 p.m., Healey School cafeteria, 5 Meacham St.
* Ward 7: Thursday, December 10th, 5:30 p.m., TAB cafeteria, 167 Holland St.
more information or to sign-up for neighborhood specific updates please
visit www.somervilleresistat.org, or
http://resistatjoin.speedsurvey.com, or contact Stephanie Hirsch at