By LOUIS C. HOCHMAN firstname.lastname@example.org The founder of Vote Montclair said in a message to his mailing list Friday he’d “let down friends and collaborators” when he wrote a piece […]
The two just-elected Board of Education members who Vote Montclair had backed say group founder Erik D’Amato doesn’t speak for them “nor anyone else who was involved with the now defunct Vote Montclair.”
What a quickly run race with a crowded field, held in March, does and doesn’t tell us
Erik D’Amato has said the candidates prove there’s interest in running for the board. Now it’s up to voters to prove they’ll show up.
David Grill says if and when repairs do come, they’ll be more expensive, too.
Activists and community leaders point to changing demographics, dissatisfaction with the status quo and Mayor Sean Spiller’s role as the NJEA head.
Thousands of people had voted in advance, through mail-in ballots and early voting.
Advocates for all sides talk about accountability, representation, protecting what makes Montclair special — but they disagree sharply on how to ensure or protect those values.
“The reality is the problems that people fear are already happening under our current system,” Jason Sargis writes.
It’s one of three forums held over the last week
Voters will decide Nov. 2 whether Montclair should have an elected or appointed school board.
Voices from Vote Montclair and the League of Women Voters. Watch the event live on Thursday, Oct. 21, at 7 p.m. and get your questions heard.
The event on Monday, Oct. 25 will be the second such forum in a week, following another by Montclair Local this Thursday.
Debra Caplan argues a mayor-appointed board of education has no real incentive to heed the complaints and concerns of residents.