About the Traffic Commission

The Traffic Commission is the regulatory body that promulgates all traffic regulations in the City of Somerville. Its authority is based on enabling legislation from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts' General Laws and the City of Somerville Charter. The Traffic and Parking Department is the custodian of the records and 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 held 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, Traffic Commission Secretary.

  • Members

  • Forms

  • Regulations

Stanley Koty, Chair
Commissioner of Public Works

Robert McWatters
Alderman, Chair, Committee on Traffic & Parking

Thomas Graney
Somerville Fire Department Designee

James Polito
Lieutenant Somerville Police Department Traffic Division

Lena Webb
Commissioner at Large, City Resident

Laura Accaputo
Secretary, Traffic Commission

Visit the Traffic and Parking department's website, ParkSomerville.com, to find forms for:

  • Handicapped parking spaces
  • Handicapped parking renewals
  • Traffic calming
  • Private ways
  • Loading zones
  • And more