Belmont mentioned in Globe article on overrides

Belmont’s name showed up on a list of 11 Bay State towns that had passed Prop 2 1/2 overrides, despite the rough economy. The article, on the front page of today’s Globe,talks about overrides for schools, libraries and public services passing in towns like Rockland, Milton. Reporter Lisa Kocian quotes Laurie Slap of Together for Wellington talking about Belmont’s override vote, and how the down housing and construction markets became a major incentive for passing the project now, as was the $12.4m in state matching funds. Rockland, which passed only its second Prop 2 1/2 override since the ballot measure became law in the 1970s, did so to preserve an elementary school, fire station and other emergency services.