The Traffic Commission is the regulatory body that promulgates all traffic and regulations in the City of Somerville. It’s authority is based on enabling legislation from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ General Laws and the City of Somerville Charter. The Traffic & Parking Department serves as its staff and is the custodian of the records and the regulations.
The Commission is chaired by the Commissioner of Public Works. The other members of the Commission are: a representative of the Police Chief; a representative of the Fire Chief; the Chair of the Board of Aldermen’s Subcommittee on Traffic & Parking; and a citizen-at-large appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the Board of Aldermen.
Meetings are attended by the Director of Traffic & Parking, the Parking Clerk, the Commission Secretary, and other Traffic & Parking staff as necessary. The meetings of the Traffic Commission are monthly and are open to the public. Presently, meetings are conducted every third Thursday.
To be placed on the Traffic Commission’s agenda for their next meeting, please contact Laura Accaputo, Commission Secretary, at 617-625-6600, extension 7904.