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Who are Arlington's master-planning advisers? Here are clues; tell us more

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UPDATED June 19: Just before the Redevelopment Board approved those serving on the new master-plan committee in May, Patricia Worden, a longtime critic of town planning, complained to the Arlington Email List, quoting a letter she had sent to various town officials and calling "the listed prospective appointees are mostly inadequate."

She said the new master-plan list "is very different from the members of the 2015 MAPC who were well known and often had served for many years in Town Meeting and other roles. They were well distributed philosophically, age-wise and geographically in Arlington."

Since then, many of the members have been named. The group met June 13, and you can read a summary of who they are. Providing it is Steve Revilak, a member of the Redevelopment Board, who published notes of public meetings as a service.

Is this group of residents "mostly inadequate"? To me, that conclusion is short-sighted, but go ahead and judge for yourself.

To help the public get to know the people who will help shape the plan for Arlington's future, YourArlington asks anyone named to the committee to email a full or partial resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Missing fromn Revilak's summary swas Jonathan Gowin, who is new to town, but "deeply invested in the development of the Broadway corridor in particular and am excited to hopefully represent this micro-community on the committee."

These further details explaining a member's background will be published. For furrther background about the process, see the master-plan discussion during the May 20 meeting, as Revilak reports.


Main town link to master-plan information >>


This plea for information was published Monday, June 17, 2024. The text is based on a report by Steve Revilak. It was updated June 18, to make clear Bob Sprague's overall view about the selections. It was updated June 19, to add a member.

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