Our guest today was Alex Beeby, chair of Northfield’s Charter Commission. We talked about the Charter’s history and its current role in the meltdown at City Hall. We didn’t know it at the time we recorded the show (1:30 pm) but today’s Northfield News has a front page article with the opinionated headline and tagline Charter, reality disagree on city format: manager-administrator mix causes problems. See our Nov. 4 blog post Is the city’s Charter partially to blame for the woes at City Hall? for more background.
Alas, we ran out of time before we were able to discuss the Charter Commission’s relationship with Charter Cable, Charter Schools, Charter Airlines, Charter Buses, and the Magna Charter. These guys do it all. No wonder Alex doesn’t have time to read Locally Grown anymore.
Click play to listen. 30 minutes.