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Friday, June 20th
Council Takes Up Trucks Ordinance

Thursday, May 15th
City Council Passes Anti-Fracked Gas Pipeline on First Reading

Wednesday, March 26th
Constituent Meeting

Great constituent meeting last night! We had a good crowd with lots of people, and we covered a lot of ground in our discussion... Thanks to everyone who showed up.

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.

"O’Donnell, who represents Ward 3, was able to include language stipulating that the Board of Public Works make an annual presentation to the City Council every year on how the fund was used. - From MassLive

The ordinance will now go before the full City Council on Thursday, March 6th. Residents are encouraged to show up for public comment.

Friday, January 17th

Last night, Council committee assignments were announced. Here are mine for the 2014-2015 term:

  • Committee on Rules, Orders, Appointments and Ordinances
  • Committee on Economic & Community Development, Housing and Land Use
  • Joint City Council/School Committee Conference Committee
  • Transportation and Parking Commission

Thursday, January 16th
Petition: Fix Our Playground

Please consider signing this petition!

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:

Thursday, January 30 @ 3:30 pm
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.

Tuesday, November 5th
Thank You!

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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