Despite a lack of competition on the ballot, voters had concerns about political and social issues that affect Newton and the nation.
The proposed increase would allocate $1.4 million toward funding street and sidewalk paving and improvements.
Three quarters of funds from a proposed tax override will go toward the Newton Public Schools.
“But at a time when our employers are battling inflation, wage pressure and a looming recession, a property tax increase feels like a lot to ask of our business community,” Greg Reibman said.
Funds resulting from the increase will mostly go toward funding city projects, with an emphasis on improving the Newton Public Schools.
Newton Mayor Ruthanne Fuller proposed a $15 million tax increase at a city hall address on Monday, citing the city’s need for additional funds for improvement projects.
This exhibit is part of a continued effort that began last summer to gather community input for the village centers’ futures.
The department will host many of the same programs in the temporary campus as it would have held in the senior center building.
The City of Newton will appropriate $1.75 million of its ARPA funds for an economic initiative, according to Mayor Fuller.