Search / 7 results found Showing: 7 of 7
The proposed FY 2023 budget presented to the City Council Tuesday night, would direct nearly $100 million to the municipal operating budget, $72 million to the Pittsfield Public Schools budget, $16 million to the city’s water and sewer enterprise budgets and $10 million to other expenses.
Under the proposal known as the Fair Share Amendment, residents making over $1 million in annual income — around 0.6 percent of people — would pay an additional tax on income above $1 million to fund education and transportation.
For a typical two-bedroom home in Pittsfield without a water meter, the increase in rates will mean an additional $77.20 in water and sewer fees over last year's bill according to city calculations.
A series of charter objections by several City Councilors Tuesday night halted discussion and a vote on a proposed increase of city water and sewer rates until the council's March 8 meeting.
Michael Obasohan's appointment was announced to the sound of applause in the City Council chambers Tuesday night, but the debate by the City Council ahead of his appointment was far from joyous.
As Mayor Linda Tyer enters into the last two years of her second term, several of the new City Councilors could make impacts on Tyer's plans for Pittsfield. This week, we're looking back to give you insight on the new faces that will be joining the council in January.
PITTSFIELD — In the first City Council ward debate of the 2021 election season, the eight candidates in contested races met Thursday at the Be…