Northampton City Council Votes To Stay Remote In Response To Delta Variant

The Council also signaled support for a state housing bill at August’s meeting. By Mike Hanson In their August 19th meeting, following months of hinting at the issue, the Northampton City Council finally voted to continue meeting remotely until at least the beginning of the next session in January in response to the current wave … Continue reading Northampton City Council Votes To Stay Remote In Response To Delta Variant

Northampton City Council Considers Hybrid Meeting Format

The Council also voted to begin the process of banning broker fees at July's meeting By Avery Martin Public comment During public comment at the June 15th Northampton City Council Meeting, speakers expressed concern over a lack of accountability from the city government. The most frequent topic of comment was the planned removal of 7 … Continue reading Northampton City Council Considers Hybrid Meeting Format

Northampton City Council Passes Budget in First Reading

The heavily criticized budget faces a second reading on June 17th By Brian Zayatz On June 3rd, City Council passed in first reading the FY2022 budget proposed by Mayor Narkewicz, which has faced criticism for its level-services funding of the NPD and underfunding of the new Department of Community Care, which receives $424,000 (the NPD … Continue reading Northampton City Council Passes Budget in First Reading

One Year Later, Community Still Demands Alternatives to Policing at Budget Hearings

Northampton City Council heard (or didn’t) department heads and the public in two special meetings By Brian Zayatz On Tuesday, May 25th—the one year anniversary of the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police—and Wednesday, May 26th, Northampton City Council held its annual budget hearings, spread out over two days to give ample time for … Continue reading One Year Later, Community Still Demands Alternatives to Policing at Budget Hearings