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If the Pittsfield City Council votes to pass the budget with changes at its next meeting Tuesday, Mayor Linda Tyer said she will honor them — even though she doesn't have to do that. "I felt they were fair and reasonable and strengthened the budget," she said.
PITTSFIELD — After multiple meetings and hours of City Council debate over the budget, one move shut it all down. A week later, it’s still not…
An unusual power of the Pittsfield City Council — the charter objection — ended the final budget debate before it began. Confused by that term and want to know what it all means? Check out our explainer.
A charter objection by Ward 2 Councilor Charles Kronick Tuesday night essentially removed the council's ability to influence the city's budget for the impending new fiscal year.
City officials say that they were given about a three-week heads up that residential drop off at the plant would end on April 30. The city is directing residents to use the Lenox Waste Transfer Facility in the meantime.
A local cannabis dispensary is suing the city and Mayor Linda Tyer over the "impact" fees assessed for doing business in Pittsfield.
The meeting could stand as a test to whether the board is meeting what it and the police department defines as the body's goal: to allow "citizens and the police to directly learn from each other in order to create a more stable relationship.
The community-led projects focus on childcare, housing, education, arts programs and supportive services for formerly incarcerated people, people struggling with substance use disorders and under-resourced residents.