I Go to City Council Meetings #29

Police budget, preparing for Governor Baker’s reopening By Brian Z. Zayatz On Thursday, June 4th, the Northampton City Council held its 12th meeting of the year, and 6th via Zoom. All councilors were present and approximately 400 members of the public attended. Council President Gina-Louise Sciarra (At-large) opened the meeting, as she did the previous  … Continue reading I Go to City Council Meetings #29

Hundreds Attend Northampton Budget Hearing and Call for the Defunding of Police

  By Brian Z. Zayatz On Thursday, June 3rd, the Northampton City Council and Mayor Narkewicz held a public hearing on the city budget via Zoom. All councilors were present, and at peak over 550 members of the public were on the call, many with Zoom backgrounds calling for the defunding of the police. Council … Continue reading Hundreds Attend Northampton Budget Hearing and Call for the Defunding of Police

I Go to City Council Meetings #27

COVID updates, anti-racist resolution, expanding absentee voting By Brian Z. Zayatz On Thursday, May 7th, the Northampton City Council held its 10th meeting of the year, and 4th via Zoom. All councilors were present. Updates Early in the meeting, Mayor Narkewicz gave his customary update, which has lately consisted largely of COVID related information. The … Continue reading I Go to City Council Meetings #27