Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Choices: Candidate Query or Visioning Workshop today

Two tough choices to make today both in regards to Franklin's future. One helping to determine what town goals around economic development we should consider. The other helping to share more about the candidates in the Biennial Election scheduled for Nov 5.

Candidate Query

Franklin in Focus, a nonpartisan organization focused on bringing information about town issues and town government to the public, is sponsoring an evening with the candidates running for office in the upcoming November 5 town election. 

The Franklin in Focus Candidate Query will be held October 22, 2019, from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM at the Franklin Senior Center. The public is invited but seating is limited, so please reserve. 

Due to time constraints, only candidates in competitive races will attend: Constable, School Committee, and Town Council. 

The program will be recorded and broadcast by Franklin TV.

The format will ensure that each candidate gets to speak on each of the questions asked. 
  • A lottery will determine order of candidate responses. 
  • The first candidate will get 2 minutes to answer the question. 
  • Each other candidate will get 1 minute to add to or differentiate from the prior answers. 
  • Each candidate will get to take a lead on a question. 
  • Each candidate will also be allowed a summary or closing statement at the end of all the questions.
Constables, then Town Council, followed by School Committee


WHEN: Tuesday, Oct 22, 2019 - 6:30 to 8:30 PM
WHERE: Franklin Senior Center

Franklin in Focus: Candidate Query - Oct 22
Franklin in Focus: Candidate Query - Oct 22

Visioning Workshop
"The Town of Franklin and the Metropolitan Area Planning Council will hold an economic development visioning workshop for residents from 6-8:30 p.m. next Tuesday in the third-floor training room of the Franklin Municipal Building, 355 East Central St.

The public comment session will feature a presentation by an MAPC representative on goals of the town and MAPC’s development project and the current state of economic activity in Franklin.

The town and the MAPC are undertaking a business development strategy to support business growth in Franklin’s three strategic growth locations: the downtown Franklin Commercial District; the Crossing (near Union and Cottage streets); and the Mixed Business Innovation District (near Fisher and Hayward streets).

The main goal of that project is to increase the economic activity within those older commercial areas and the town as a whole. The resulting market analysis will guide the development of a business recruitment and retention strategy including the future creation of business recruitment materials to capitalize on the market potential of these districts."
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Economic Development Workshop Tuesday
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