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Though the City Council finalized property tax rates, a formal complaint related to the issue remains.
A public hearing starts at 5 p.m. Monday. The seven-page proposal under review is an updated version of a draft the City Council debated earlier this year, then sent to the mayor's office for review and revision.
The decision Tuesday came after debate over multiple meetings about how to split the tax burden between those who own residential and commercial property
"This is an attempt to help the property owners enhance their properties, as well as get some blight out of our neighborhoods," Mayor Jennifer Macksey said.
Here is the latest evidence that some members of this council don't get along — a holdover from a frosty council last year. Recent exchanges prompt questions about how uncivil behavior may affect the group's morale and performance.
"Addiction is far more than statistics and numbers. It's names. It's stories. It's empty seats at our dinner tables," Pastor Dave Anderson, of the First Baptist Church of North Adams, told a crowd this week.
The City Council on Tuesday discussed a new proposal to regulate short-term rentals, like Airbnbs. The ordinance will next go to a joint public hearing held by both City Council and Planning Board.
The city will charge the fee during non-city-sponsored events that draw 2,000 or more attendees.
City Councilor Charles Kronick is calling for clarity on how Pittsfield's leaders plan to respond to places where people are living outdoors.
A year after a city councilor's request for investigation, it appears colorful, artistic crosswalks will not be installed downtown any time soon.