John Bassett

Questions from the League of Women Voters of Brookline Voters Guide

Question 1: What are the one or two most critical issues in your precinct and/or the town and how would you address them?

Growth, including proposed developments at 10 Brookline Place and 370 Washington St. Growth can either support the commercial health of Brookline Village with more stores, better vehicular access, parking and public transportation, or threaten it by overwhelming with oversized buildings, destruction of older buildings and the loss of the distinctive Village historic appearance. Comprehensive planning and zoning review are needed.

Question 2: Biographical data

Retired carpenter, Town Meeting Member since 1981, Advisory Committee, Public Safety Subcommittee, Council for the Arts and Humanities, 1988 Comprehensive Plan Commission, Pierce School PTO, Brookline Pax Board, Brookline Neighborhood Alliance past Co-Chair, Brookline Sister City Quezalguaque, Nicaragua, Also Brookline Community Band, Rockport Community Band, Too Klez for Comfort, and a sculptor of recycled glass (www.basglas.com).

I’m married to Christina Wolfe, a former Town Meeting Member and Brookline Public Housing Commissioner for ten years. Our children Andrew Wolfe, Sarah Bassett, Julia Wolfe and Oliver Bassett attended Brookline Schools.

Endorsed by Brookline PAX and Brookline by Design.