Transparent Brookline

What is Transparent Brookline?

Transparent Brookline aims to compile and present publicly available information in a consolidated, digestible way. You shouldn't need to dig through a dozen pages of the Brookline web site to find an email address for your elected representatives, or open a half dozen PDFs to know what Town Meeting decided last May, and how your Town Meeting Members and Select Board Members voted.

We hope this site can be a tool to de-mystify Brookline governance, to make it easier to engage with and influence elected officials, and to hopefully increase engagement and a diversity of participants in our town. Please reach out to transparentbrookline@gmail.com with any and all questions and comments. We're also always open to feedback of all sorts: if you see something you believe to be inaccurate, incomplete, or simply inappropriate, please reach out as well.


November 2019 Town Meeting

Fall Town Meeting season is upon us. 35 Warrant Articles (pieces of legislation and resolutions) have been filed for November's session, and the Select Board, Advisory Committee, and many boards and committees are debating the details, suggesting amendments, and voting their recommendations. Get up to speed on all the details.

List of Warrant Articles including endorsements from local political groups


Click here to read descriptions of all the articles to be debated and discussed at November 2019's Brookline Town Meeting.

Click here for the official article text and commentary.