I Go to City Council Meetings # 45

By Brian Zayatz Two-Family Zoning On Thursday, March 4, Northampton City Council heard a package of amendments to zoning law in Northampton that would allow two-family units anywhere in the city. Such zoning is currently limited to areas surrounding downtown Northampton and Florence. The amendments, as explained by Planning and Sustainability Assistant Director Carolyn Misch, … Continue reading I Go to City Council Meetings # 45

I Go To City Council Meetings #44

Mayor Narkewicz explained vaccination hiccups to City Council; Councilors feel conflicted over new gas station by Brian Zayatz Mayor Narkewicz announced during Northampton City Council’s February 18 meeting that the city was applying to become a mass vaccination site, meaning the site will have the capacity to administer 750 vaccinations per day. If the plan … Continue reading I Go To City Council Meetings #44

I Go to City Council Meetings #43

Policing Review Commission presentation, plastics reduction ordinance, financial orders, expanding the franchise By Brian Z. Zayatz On January 7th, the Northampton City Council held its first meeting of the new year. On January 21st, City Council held its second meeting of the year. All councilors were present at both meetings, as well as a few … Continue reading I Go to City Council Meetings #43

I Go to City Council Meetings #42

Election reforms, Community Preservation Act funds, upcoming zoning bylaw changes By Brian Z. Zayatz On December 17th, 2020, the Northampton City Council held their 23rd and final regularly scheduled meeting of the year. All councilors were present. During public comment, Jose Adastra spoke against the recent anti-homeless rhetoric he’s been seeing on social media, and … Continue reading I Go to City Council Meetings #42