Commentary: For NRC, study committee’s proposal is a bad idea

By Judy Nicolson, former NRC director, Posted 10/2/2015 in Wellesley.wickedlocal.com

“It is not easy to act the policeman; to say No to the powers-that-be. Yet an essential part of the mandate of the NRC is just that—you can’t be a good steward of open space, lakes, streams and wildlife unless you are in a position to say No to abuse or inappropriate development by anyone or by any other governmental body. This is why the proposal of the Town Government Study Committee to give control of the NRC budget and staff to a Deputy Town Manager…is a bad idea.”

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