The East Longmeadow health board is unelected and unaccountable to the town’s residents. Yet their mask mandates significantly affect all of us. Residents deserve more control over who will serve as a health board member. They also need some way to challenge unwanted or controversial health policies. I’ve written two ballot initiatives that would do this by (1) allowing voters to choose health board members through the election process and (2) making the health board subject to the “citizen relief mechanisms” in the town’s charter. If you’d like to read my initiatives click the link in the comments. If you’d like to sign the initial petition please contact me at justin@jrmccarthy.com