John Mack - Newtown Supervisor

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Find news about various topics affecting Newtown. About two times per month, I send out my Newtown News Update, an e-mail newsletter that keeps subscribers up-to-date on what's going on in Newtown Township and at the Board of Supervisors and other public meetings. The opinions expressed in this newsletter are solely mine and do not represent the views of any other person or entity. Click the "Subscribe" button to sign on and receive this newsletter in your email inbox. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Selected Recent Issues

  • Newtown Supervisors Consider Gun Safety Resolution (June 12, 2018). Supervisor Bobrin believes that the resolution would support legislators in Harrisburg and Washington D.C. who are working for gun reform. The resolution was approved by the Newtown Board of Supervisors on June 13, 2018.

  • The BrouHaha Over Proposed Wawa (June 2, 2018). This issue focuses on selected results of my personal, unofficial survey published on the Newtown Patch website. It also includes comments made by the developer's attorney at the May 14, 2018, Newtown Township Board of Supervisors Work Session.

  • To Frack or Not to Frack? That is the Question. (March 22, 2018). At the March 19, 2018, Working Session of the Newtown Township Board of Supervisors (BOS) meeting, the proposed "Oil & Gas Drilling" (i.e., fracking) amendment to the Joint Municipality Zoning Ordinance (JMZO) of Newtown Township, Upper Makefield, and Wrightstown (the "Jointure"). This amendment would allow fracking in the RI Rural Industrial District and QA-A Quarry/Agriculture-A District of Wrightstown. Several courses of action are discussed regarding how best to deal with fracking. What's your opinion?

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Summaries of Board of Supervisors/Committee Meetings

BOS IconI write about and comment upon decisions made at Board of Supervisors and other public meetings, including Zoning Hearing Board and Advisory Committee meetings. Often articles talk about issues before they are published in the official minutes of meetings. Many articles incudes links to short videos of select discussions.


I often host surveys whenever an important issue comes before the Board of Supervisors, sometimes even before the issue is discussed by the Board. This gives subscribers an opportunity to voice their opinion anonymously about issues. The results are published in the newsletter and shared with the Board of Supervisors and the general public.

Blog Post Updates

My blog focuses on a range of topics such as water quality, preservation of open space, opioid epidemic, etc. The newsletter provides more in-depth versions of blog posts and includes information that was not available at the time the posts were written. This keeps subscribers up to date on important issues affecting Newtown Township.

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