The Spirit of Somerville

A Memoir ™Written By Eugene C. Brune, Mayor Emeritus


Finally - Appointed Assessors!

When I took over in 1980

we found that the financial

picture of our city was far worse

than we ever expected.  We all

had known for years that the only

way we could improve our

balance sheet was to change our

city charter so that we could

appoint professional qualifed

appointed Assessors rather than

continue to elect them. This  was

no secret, and I had no other

choice than to fight this battle, and

a battle it was.  Read how we won

and now after 26 years we never

had another problem. If I did

nothing else in my ten years as

Mayor I have allowed other Mayors

to continue to make Somerville