Pittsfield City Council

New England News
12:28 pm
Wed July 16, 2014

Capital Budget Dividing Pittsfield City Government

There was no capital budget request on the City Council agenda at Tuesday's meeting.
Credit Jim Levulis / WAMC

The latest divide among members of the Pittsfield City Council and Mayor Dan Bianchi is a standoff over a capital projects budget.

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New England News
5:03 pm
Tue July 15, 2014

Pittsfield Mayor Leaving Capital Budget With City Council

Pittsfield Mayor Dan Bianchi
Credit Jim Levulis / WAMC

Pittsfield Mayor Dan Bianchi is leaving it up the city council to revive a $9.5 million capital projects budget it shot down three weeks ago.

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New England News
12:20 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

Pittsfield Council Approves Budget, Shoots Down Capital Projects; North Adams Passes Budget

The Pittsfield City Council approved a $141 million operating budget for 2015 Tuesday night, but shot down Mayor Dan Bianchi's $9.5 million capital expense budget.
Credit Jim Levulis / WAMC

The Pittsfield City Council approved a $141 million budget for 2015, but is not seeing eye-to-eye with Mayor Dan Bianchi on capital investments.

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New England News
12:22 pm
Thu May 8, 2014

Pittsfield City Councilors Go Digital

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Pittsfield city councilors are now using tablet computers to conduct their work, in an effort to go paperless.

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New England News
5:35 pm
Mon January 6, 2014

New Council President In Pittsfield

Melissa Mazzeo takes over as the Pittsfield City Council President.
Credit Jim Levulis / WAMC

The inauguration of the Pittsfield city government today involved the election of a new council president.

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.

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New England News
12:20 pm
Fri January 3, 2014

Pittsfield 2014: New City Council, New President

Three fresh faces and a new president will shape the Pittsfield City Council going forward in 2014.

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  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.

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New England News
6:24 pm
Wed November 27, 2013

Pittsfield Tax Rates Increase, More Burden on Residential Property Owners

Dan Colello speaks to the city council Tuesday during a public hearing regarding the city's tax rates.
Credit Jim Levulis / WAMC

Residential and commercial property owners in Pittsfield, Massachusetts will see their taxes increase come next year.

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New England News
4:10 pm
Wed August 7, 2013

Emergence of Food Trucks in Pittsfield Causes Stir, Potential Ordinance

How We Roll is one of two food trucks operating in Pittsfield.
Credit How We Roll

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.

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