In May of 2005, Town Meeting added Section 6.8.2 to the Town Bylaws, establishing a Selectmen-appointed committee to review all proposals for naming public facilities, with the exception of rooms and associated spaces under the jurisdiction of the School Committee and Library Trustees.
It also authorized the committee to report on its recommendations and, from time to time, initiate its own proposals for naming public facilities. All recommendations are subject to criteria which are established by the committee, approved by the Board of Selectmen, and amended as the Brookline Naming Committee finds necessary. The ultimate authority over the naming of public facilities continues to rest with Town Meeting.
Before making a recommendation on a proposal for the naming or renaming of a public facility, the committee will take into consideration the following naming criteria:
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.