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WHAT IS THE LAND USE COUNCIL?
HOW YOU CAN BECOME A MEMBER FOR FREE!!!
by Joe Mason, President, L.U.C.
What is The East Boston Land Use Council? Who
does it represent? How can I join? These are some of the
questions I receive on a routine basis.
First: we are a group of volunteers who meet
every other Thursday night 7 p.m. at the East Boston Social
Center located at 68 Central Square East Boston. Our members are
from every section of East Boston, and from all walks of life.
We do not get paid, or accept any money from any source for the
operation of The Land Use Council. (Private, public or from any
City, State, or Federal Government agency)
Expenses we have, such as postage, copies etc. are paid for from
a petty cash fund supported by donations from our members.
Second: We represent the best interest of the community of East
Boston, and its future. We also represent the best interest of
residents that may, or may not be affected by a development
To quote from our by-laws:
The goal of the Council shall be to enhance the quality of life
for the East Boston community, to protect the community from
exploitation, discrimination, and uses of resources and property
that are considered to be a threat to the general welfare of
Third: Anyone can join who is 18 years of age
or older, and an East Boston Resident. You become eligible to
vote by attending at least three out of the previous six
meetings. These rules are the same now as they have been since I
have become both a member, and the President, over the last ten
years. No changes have ever been made to these basic rules of
Here are some other facts about the Council! At our open to the
public meetings you have the following rights;
- You may attend any meeting,
you may be heard at any meeting,
- you may join if you want, or only attend
meetings of your choice,
- when you become a member you get to vote,
- you have a right to expect a safe,
respectable, civilized meeting room at all times.
Here is what you DO NOT have a right to do:
- Disrupt the meeting, or bother, intimidate,
or threaten anyone -- members, non-members, the public, or the
building where we meet.
- We reserve the right to ask you to leave the
meeting if you cannot act in a civilized manner.
- Furthermore, we also reserve the right to
refuse entrance to anyone who on a regular basis causes any of
the problems mentioned and who continues to do so after being
warned of the consequences of not stopping this kind of
I am responsible for you while you attend our
meetings at all times. This is something I take very strongly,
and with a lot of pride.
The current members are a great bunch of people who have a lot
of pride in East Boston -- and its future. So come on down, and
have a cup of coffee, soda, or munch on a snack, you may find
out you know someone who is a member. Remember it only costs you
your time, and love of East Boston and without question, YES
KIDS are welcome. One final clarification, and for the last
time! We do not get paid for what we do! Everyone donates his or
her time for free, including myself. This is the nuts, and bolts
of the East Boston Land Use Council.
For more information, or to be added to the
council's e-mail list, please send an e-mail to
firstname.lastname@example.org or send mail to:
The East Boston Land Use Council
2 Neptune Road, Suite #352,
East Boston, MA 02128.
Submitted by Joe
Mason to Eastboston.com on 12/28/2009.
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