HOPKINTON — Town Manager Norman Khumalo invites residents to complete a survey regarding Annual Town Meeting.
The Town of Hopkinton is working to better understand residents’ feelings about Hopkinton’s Annual Town Meeting and gather feedback about possible modifications to Town Meeting logistics or procedures that may help to increase participation in the town’s legislative body.
The survey includes 17 questions and asks the respondent their feelings about Annual Town Meeting, how they get information on Town Meeting, what prevents them from attending or what may encourage them to attend more often, possible changes to Town Meeting procedures, some demographic questions, and more.
“Annual Town Meeting is an important legislative process and community participation is vital to help ensure the decisions that are made are reflective of our residents’ sentiments,” Town Manager Khumalo said. “We encourage residents to take a few moments to complete this survey. Your responses will provide us with important information that will help us as we plan for next year’s Annual Town Meeting.”
The survey is open to all adult residents of Hopkinton no matter if they are a registered voter or have attended Annual Town Meeting.
The survey will remain open through Friday, June 3.
The survey responses will be reviewed by the Town to help inform possible changes to future Annual Town Meetings.
The Town of Hopkinton currently has one Annual Town Meeting held on the first Monday of May. Town Meeting approves the town budget, sets general bylaws and zoning bylaws, and affects individual property taxes. Annual Town Meeting is open, which means everyone can attend and every person registered to vote in Hopkinton may vote on Town Meeting items.
You can learn more about Annual Town Meeting here.