LGBTQIA+ Rainbow Commission Established

Wednesday¬†night, Arlington Town Meeting voted 189-12-3 to establish a LGBTQIA+ Rainbow Commission. ¬†Dan Dunn has a brief report of the debate, because the debate was brief. No big deal. One of my first votes in Town Meeting was to establish our Human Rights Commission. Back in 1993 this was a contentious vote, with lots of […]

Testimony at the Democratic Platform Hearing in Arlington

Here are my prepared remarks for the Democratic Party Platform Hearing held this evening in Arlington. ————————————– Welcome to the home of our Representative Town Meeting; one of the most open and responsive legislative bodies in the nation; made even more accountable with our adoption of electronic voting. I am Paul Schlichtman, and I have […]

Responses to YourArlington questions – February 1, 2017

Here are my answers to three questions asked by YourArlington.com: — Why are you seeking reelection? These are exciting times in our schools. We are building a new Gibbs School, planning for a new Arlington High School, renovating the Stratton School, expanding the Thompson School, and planning an addition to the Hardy School. I am […]

Town Meeting Scorecard 2015

Article Title Action Recorded Vote Date 1 Annual Town Election Voted 2697 cards cast 28-Mar 2 State of the Town Received 27-Apr 3 Reports of Committees Received 11-May 4 Measurer of Wood & Bark Voted Voice Vote 27-Apr 5 Assistant Town Moderator Voted Voice Vote 27-Apr 6 Documented Zoning Reviews No Action 147-45-6 27-Apr 7 […]