The Zoning and Planning (ZAP) Committee is developing a proposal to redesign Newton’s city-wide zoning ordinance.    All public documents can be found at a website painstakingly created by Richard Rasala at


Another immensely helpful website is  This was created by Deb Waller and allows anyone to see how any specific property would be affected by the current zoning proposal under consideration.


The websites that Richard and Deb have created on their own time are true gifts to the people of Newton.