Scituate: Town Officials and Residents Brainstorm the Revision of Master Plan

Participants in a workshop on revising Scituate’s Master Plan left uttering a phrase normally not applied to planning and zoning, ‘that was fun.’ Organizers had asked them to prioritize issues regarding the town, a standard first step in planning. But they did so using an electronic voting system like the ones used by some town meetings. Everyone saw the results immediately, expressed in percentages. One thing a majority agreed on is that not enough people participate.

Here’s Scituate’s Director of Planning and Development Brad Washburn:


The planning board and master plan committee will sponsor more workshops throughout the fall.


About Charles Mathewson

Charles Mathewson worked in print journalism for more than two decades as a reporter and editor, and has won several regional and national awards. He resides in Plymouth where he writes fiction and paints, when not producing award-winning news as a reporter for WATD.