Thursday, February 27th
Transparency Amendment for the Stormwater Ordinance
Here's a brief mention of an amendment I wrote to the stormwater and flood control ordinance.
The ordinance will now go before the full City Council on Thursday, March 6th. Residents are encouraged to show up for public comment.
Monday, February 17th
Stormwater Hearing in Ordinance Committee
The Committee on Rules, Orders, Appointments, and Ordinances, jointly with the full City Council, will meet to discuss the stormwater ordinance:
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Council Chambers, 212 Main Street
The ordinance has several amendments pending, including one I have offered to require regular public reports about the new utility. Please come and share your thoughts on the ordinance as it continues through the process.
Friday, January 17th
Last night, Council committee assignments were announced. Here are mine for the 2014-2015 term:
Thursday, January 16th
Petition: Fix Our Playground
The Bridge Street School playground is a small, hard-packed dirt area with heavy use throughout the day. Crab grass grows over the summer, and once school starts the space again becomes mostly barren dirt – dusty on windy days, muddy with rain, and slick on icy days. But we can rehabilitate the playground, using a Community Preservation Act grant, and make it into a healthy play area combining a grass or other soft surface play area well as a hard surface area for basketball.
There will be informational meetings to explain this great project, show designs, and answer your questions. The meetings will be in the Bridge Street School library and are open to all:
Monday, February 3 @ 6:30 pm
Thursday, January 9th
A New Council Takes Office
This week I was sworn in as the City Councilor for Ward 3. I was especially happy to see so many friends and supporters at the ceremony! Here is a video from NCTV:
The next day the Council held its organizational meeting and elected Councilor Bill Dwight as President and Councilor Jesse Adams as Vice-President.
Saturday, January 4th
Notice of Public Meeting about Smith Property Behind Lyman Rd
The Office of Planning and Sustainability is holding a forum on the future of the property owned by Smith College behind Lyman Rd in Ward 3. Please consider attending and speaking about your ideas and concerns. A representative from Smith College will also be present.
When: Monday February 3, 2014 at 5:30pm
Wednesday, January 1st
Upcoming Inauguration Ceremony
Happy New Year!
The City is holding an inauguration ceremony during which members of the new City Council will be sworn in, and of course the public is invited!
Northampton Senior Center
67 Conz St.
There will be some light refreshments after the ceremony. Feel free to stop by and join in the festivities. And here's to a great New Year!
Tuesday, November 5th
I want to say thank you to everyone who came out to vote today! I am truly honored to have this chance to represent Ward 3 on the Northampton City Council, and I can't wait to get started. Going forward, I hope to be in close touch with you about your thoughts and ideas for the city.
I also want to congratulate the other candidates for City Council, as well as the Mayor and members of the School Committee, who were elected or re-elected today. I look forward to collaborating with my colleagues to advance a progressive, inclusive policy agenda for Northampton.
(Update) The City Clerk has published the official election results which I have uploaded to this site for you to check out.
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