James M. Slayton

Precinct Address Age Active? Term Expires Party Affiliation
7

4 Auburn Street

57 Yes

2022

D

Recorded Votes

Appropriation for Driscoll School, Friedman Amendment capping expenditure at $98m, November 2019 Special Town Meeting

Didn't Vote

Appropriation for Driscoll School, Advisory Committee capping expenditure at $108.8m, November 2019 Special Town Meeting

Didn't Vote

Appropriation for Driscoll School, November 2019 Special Town Meeting

Didn't Vote

Authorization of the sale of the Oak Street properties near Baldwin School, November 2019 Special Town Meeting

Didn't Vote

Resolution requesting higher stipends for Select Board Members, November 2019 Special Town Meeting

Didn't Vote

Resolution to request the maintenance of all street markings, including bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure, November 2019 Special Town Meeting

Yes

Motion To Refer Discussion of a Real Estate Transfer Tax to the Land Bank Study Committee, November 2019 Special Town Meeting

Didn't Vote

Request for a Home Petition to Allow Brookline to Institute a Real Estate Transfer Tax for the Purpose of Funding Affordable Housing, November 2019 Special Town Meeting

Didn't Vote

Resolution To Restrict Further e-Scooter Program/Pilots without the State Legislature Setting Regulations, November 2019 Special Town Meeting

Didn't Vote

Referral of Short Term Rental Regulation Discussions to the Town Planning Department for Continued Work, November 2019 Special Town Meeting

Didn't Vote

By-Law prohibiting new fossil fuel infrastructure in major construction, November 2019 Special Town Meeting

Yes

Motion to Refer the Renaming of the Coolidge Corner School to the Naming Committee for further deliberation, November 2019 Special Town Meeting

No

Rename the Coolidge Corner School the "Florida Ruffin Ridley School", November 2019 Special Town Meeting
Yes
Rename the Coolidge Corner School the "Ethel Weiss School", November 2019, Special Town Meeting

No

Resolution pertaining to the Town's response to Climate Change, November 2019 Special Town Meeting

Didn't Vote

Home Rule Petition to allow 16 and 17 year-olds to vote in Town elections, November 2019 Second Special Town Meeting

Yes

To limit the hours of Marijuana Establishments in Brookline, November 2019 Third Special Town Meeting

Yes

To require recreational marijuana sales in Brookline to be exclusively by appointment only, November 2019 Third Special Town Meeting

No

To request that the Licensing Review Board create a study committee to understand the impacts and propose enhancements to the retail marijuana regulations, November 2019 Third Special Town Meeting

Yes

Resolution to request a new override vote to rebuild Driscoll, May 2019 Annual Town Meeting
Yes
Establish a WaldoDurgin Overlay District to Allow Mixed Use Development, May 2019 Annual Town Meeting
Didn't Vote
Establishment of a Parking Benefit District in Brookline Village , May 2019 Annual Town Meeting
Didn't Vote
Article to strengthen the enforcement of the Green Dog Program, May 2019 Annual Town Meeting
Didn't Vote
Article to ban the sale of flavored tobacco products, May 2019 Annual Town Meeting
Didn't Vote
An apology to Gerald Alston and commitment to do better, May 2019 Annual Town Meeting
Didn't Vote
A pledge to recognize the hurt caused by hate speech, and to recommit to a hate-free town, May 2019 Annual Town Meeting
Didn't Vote
Resolution in support of changing the Massachusetts flag and seal, May 2019 Annual Town Meeting
Didn't Vote
Resolution regarding Newbury College, Special Town Meeting April 2019
Yes
Amend the Town's Zoning By-laws to modify density requirements for marijuana establishments, November 2018 Special Town Meeting
Yes
To grant an easement to the Boston Gas Company to install a gas line for Fire Station 6, November 2018 Special Town Meeting
No
Action to prohibit Non-Disclosure Agreements, November 2018 Special Town Meeting
No
Create Zoning for Marijuana Establishments, Annual Town Meeting, May 2018

Yes

Zoning Marijuana Establishments: Prohibition of Consumption Retailers in L Districts, Annual Town Meeting, May 2018

No

Zoning Marijuana Establishments: Prohibition of Retail Storefronts in L Districts, Annual Town Meeting, May 2018

No

Limiting the Maximum Number of Marijuana Retailers, Annual Town Meeting, May 2018

No

Renaming the Devotion School, Annual Town Meeting, May 2018

Didn't Vote

Allowing an Override and Debt Exclusion Tax Exemption for Seniors, Annual Town Meeting, May 2018

Didn't Vote

Motion to Continue to Study Increasing Community Control over Police Surveillance and Militarization, Annual Town Meeting, May 2018

Didn't Vote

Article to Prohibit Non-Disclosure Agreements from the Town, Annual Town Meeting, May 2018

Didn't Vote

Restrict the Installation of Plastic Turf at Cypress Field, Annual Town Meeting, May 2018

Yes

Restrict the Installation of Plastic Turf at Cypress Field in High School Appropriation, Annual Town Meeting, May 2018

Yes

Restrict the Installation of Plastic Turf at Cypress Field without Further Town Meeting Action, Annual Town Meeting, May 2018

No

Biography

2019 League of Women Voters' Guide

Question 1: What are the one or two most critical issues in your precinct and/or the Town and how would you address them?
Question 2: Biographical data.

1. This precinct has been focused on ways to accommodate development without changing the essential nature of Brookline's neighborhoods. There have been concerns about development at 127-131 Harvard Street and 54 Auburn Street, in terms of the Zoning Board of Appeals review of structures that could overwhelm the local neighborhood. In addition, there's anticipation regarding the upcoming Pierce School renovation, which is long overdue. One of my goals as TMM is to continue to keep our constituents aware of activities related to these projects.

2. I am a local physician and Brookline resident since 1999; Town Election Warden (Precinct 4) and Town Meeting Member (Precinct 7) since 2010. Father of 3 Pierce School alumni. Board member of the Brookline Community Foundation. Avid musician and singer with the Boston Gay Men's Chorus. I assist in convening Town Meeting by leading the singing of the National Anthem!

Previous Election Results

2019 Result

Won

2019 Vote Total

295

2016 Result

Won

2016 Vote Total

82

2020 Result
2020 Vote