charter revision http://wamc.org en Voting Booth Next Step for Pittsfield City Charter http://wamc.org/post/voting-booth-next-step-pittsfield-city-charter <p>When Pittsfield residents head to the voting booths in November, there will be an item on the ballot voters haven’t seen in the city in more than 80 years.</p> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 22:40:00 +0000 Jim Levulis 72125 at http://wamc.org Voting Booth Next Step for Pittsfield City Charter Pittsfield to Begin Charter Review http://wamc.org/post/pittsfield-begin-charter-review <p>A special committee has been selected to review Pittsfield’s city charter, and the process of updating the document will begin later this week. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports…</p><p>Pittsfield’s city charter has remained nearly unchanged since 1932, and now, 80 years later,&nbsp; city officials say that the antiquated governing document requires some modern updates. Pittsfield mayor Dan Bianchi proposed an update in April of this year, 3 months after he took office.</p> Mon, 17 Sep 2012 21:31:18 +0000 Lucas Willard 48066 at http://wamc.org Pittsfield to Begin Charter Review Cynthia Lowe - Chairwoman, Ulster County Charter Revision Commission http://wamc.org/post/cynthia-lowe-chairwoman-ulster-county-charter-revision-commission <p>Whenever a government charter is revised, elected officials pay close attention to determine how they could be affected by the changes. That seems to be the case in Ulster County, New York, where the charter revision commission has finished its work, and now it’s time for public hearings and a vote. One commission member issued a warning to the county legislature saying the charter revisions should not fall prey to political whims, but the chair of the revision commission, Cynthia Lowe, says that was just one persons opinion. She spoke with WAMC’s Brian Shields.</p> Wed, 29 Aug 2012 16:35:00 +0000 Brian Shields 46669 at http://wamc.org