Pittsfield City Council http://wamc.org en Pittsfield Council Approves Budget, Shoots Down Capital Projects; North Adams Passes Budget http://wamc.org/post/pittsfield-council-approves-budget-shoots-down-capital-projects-north-adams-passes-budget <p>The Pittsfield City Council approved a <a href="http://www.cityofpittsfield.org/city_hall/fy2015_city_budget.php" target="_blank">$141 million budget for 2015</a>, but is not seeing eye-to-eye with Mayor Dan Bianchi on capital investments.</p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 16:20:41 +0000 Jim Levulis 93427 at http://wamc.org Pittsfield Council Approves Budget, Shoots Down Capital Projects; North Adams Passes Budget Pittsfield City Councilors Go Digital http://wamc.org/post/pittsfield-city-councilors-go-digital <p><a href="http://www.cityofpittsfield.org/government/city_council/index.php" target="_blank">Pittsfield city councilor</a>s are now using tablet computers to conduct their work, in an effort to go paperless.</p> Thu, 08 May 2014 16:22:35 +0000 Jim Levulis 89963 at http://wamc.org Pittsfield City Councilors Go Digital New Council President In Pittsfield http://wamc.org/post/new-council-president-pittsfield <p>The inauguration of the Pittsfield city government today involved the election of a new council president.</p><p>A standing room-only crowd of residents, family members, as well as current and former political and community leaders saw Melissa Mazzeo elected city council president. Also in attendance was former president Kevin Sherman, who did not seek reelection. But for the first time since 2002, the vote was not unanimous. Councilor John Krol nominated the most senior member of the council, Jonathan Lothrop, to take the seat.</p> Mon, 06 Jan 2014 22:35:47 +0000 Jim Levulis 81310 at http://wamc.org New Council President In Pittsfield Pittsfield 2014: New City Council, New President http://wamc.org/post/pittsfield-2014-new-city-council-new-president <p>Three fresh faces and a new president will shape the <a href="http://www.cityofpittsfield.org/government/city_council/index.php" target="_blank">Pittsfield City Council</a> going forward in 2014.</p><p>Two incumbent councilors have stood out as potential replacements for council president Kevin Sherman, who did not seek re-election. Councilor Melissa Mazzeo, the top vote getter&nbsp; in November’s elections, is entering her third term and says she will accept a nomination if her name is put forward at the swearing-in ceremony on January 6.</p> Fri, 03 Jan 2014 17:20:00 +0000 Jim Levulis 81147 at http://wamc.org Pittsfield 2014: New City Council, New President Pittsfield Tax Rates Increase, More Burden on Residential Property Owners http://wamc.org/post/pittsfield-tax-rates-increase-more-burden-residential-property-owners <p>Residential and commercial property owners in Pittsfield, Massachusetts will see their taxes increase come next year.</p> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 23:24:00 +0000 Jim Levulis 78756 at http://wamc.org Pittsfield Tax Rates Increase, More Burden on Residential Property Owners Emergence of Food Trucks in Pittsfield Causes Stir, Potential Ordinance http://wamc.org/post/emergence-food-trucks-pittsfield-causes-stir-potential-ordinance <p>The food truck craze has caught on in the Berkshires, but in Pittsfield, not everyone is happy with downtown’s new menu. Even though there are only two food trucks operating in Pittsfield, they are stirring things up in the downtown area. City Councilor and Chair of the Ordinance and Rules Subcommittee, Melissa Mazzeo, says there is nothing on the city books in terms of how and where food trucks can operate, but they are increasing in popularity.</p> Wed, 07 Aug 2013 20:10:00 +0000 Jim Levulis 70939 at http://wamc.org Emergence of Food Trucks in Pittsfield Causes Stir, Potential Ordinance