Among the first acts of the newly elected Westfield Council members was an attempt to remove Thomas Jardim as the Town Attorney, claiming that he had provided “bad advice” about whether approval of the One Westfield Place redevelopment project could have legally been the subject of a “non-binding referendum.” (The ad hominem comments about Mr. Jardim are, perhaps, a subject for another day, but the incivility does not bode well.) No matter how often it gets refuted, the referendum issue arises, zombie-like.
Letters to the Editor, Opinions
January 11, 2024
Referendums Are Not Legally Permitted for Redevelopment Projects