“Alicia Bowman seeks reelection as one of two At-Large City Councilors from Ward 6 and spoke recently with Fig City News.
Before election to the City Council, Ms. Bowman was co-founder of Safe Routes to School, Founder of Tour de Newton, and past president of Bike Newton. She is an advocate for cycling in Newton. On the Council, she sits on the Land Use Committee and the Public Safety & Transportation Committee and is a member of the Mayor’s Transportation Advisory Group. The Land Use Committee reviews matters relating to petitions for Special Permits and Site Plan Approvals, so it is heavily involved in property development.
Ms. Bowman supports the Village Center Redesign Project for a variety of reasons. She states that Newton’s housing stock consists chiefly of single-family housing and large apartment buildings. She expects that the new plan would help fill in the “missing middle” of multi-family housing on residential streets that are very close to the village centers. CONTINUED