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Chris Pitts is an award-winning producer, and founder of a pioneer eLearning multimedia company. Dedicated to principles of knowledge-sharing, stewardship of environmental and historic assets, and strengthening communities, Chris has served on the boards of arts organizations, community groups, and the ACLU. He and his family moved to Newton in 2000, where his children enrolled in the Newton Public Schools. Living in the village of Waban, Chris played a lead role in the successful effort to save the Waban Branch Library for community use, help found and run Waban Village Day, and is Vice President of the Waban Improvement Society. Chris is currently an elected councilor and Vice President on the Waban Area Council, where he directs the Future Planning Project, a resident-led process to plan the Waban village residents would like to see in the years ahead.

“With Newton’s finance and budgets overextended for 30+ years and its commercial income…” on Land Use Committee Approves Washington Place, June 13, 2017.

“Many of my neighbors and the local businesses report their city taxes have…” on Fix It First (Part 1): Where’s the money?, May 9, 2017.

“Newtonites are starting to understand that our city is terribly deficient in resources:…” on The Orr Block ???, March 29, 2017.

“Good one Peter. I think this is the most important issue facing Newton…” on Real Estate Taxes & our Commercial Tax Base, December 17, 2016.

“We can lay blame for our current stalemate politics right at Newt Gingrich’s…” on chit chat, October 17, 2016.

“Even the Mayor’s consultants had to admit in their report: The City will…” on Look Who Wants to Upzone Your Neighborhood, September 19, 2016.

“I’m going to talk about codes and marketing in my next post “Fix…” on NEW PROBLEMS, September 19, 2016.

“Let’s face the truth: Newton is not a transit-oriented city with plenty of…” on Austin Street as a Clinical Trial, August 17, 2016.

“For the record: Ted Hess-Mahan, Deb Crossley, Susan Albright, Ruthanne Fuller, Scott Lennon,…” on A hopeful night at City Hall, August 2, 2016.

“This is a large topic, let me respond to a piece of it.…” on Area Councils, August 1, 2016.