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Joint Meeting of City Council Committees on City Services and
Community Resources and the Northampton City Council

City Services Committee Members:
Chair: Councilor Marianne LaBarge
Vice Chair: Councilor Karen Foster
Councilor Rachel Maiore
Councilor Michael Quinlan, Jr.

Community Resources Committee Members:
Chair:  Councilor James B. Nash
Vice-Chair:  Councilor Alex Jarrett
Councilor John Thorpe
Councilor Karen Foster
  Meeting Agenda

Date:  January 27, 2021
Time: 5 p.m.
Virtual Meeting

The January 27, 2021 Joint Meeting of the City Council Committees on City Services and Community Resources will be held via remote participation. The public can follow the committees' deliberations by joining the virtual meeting by phone or by  computer. The meeting will be recorded for later broadcast on Northampton Open Media (channel 15) and uploaded to the Northampton Government Video Archive on YouTube.

Live public comment will be available using telephone call-in or video conferencing technology beginning at 5 p.m.


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1.

Meeting Called to Order and Roll Call

2.

Announcement re: Audio/Video Recording

Announcement that meeting is being conducted via remote participation and audio/video recorded.
3.

General Public Comment

4.

Minutes of Previous Meeting

A.

Minutes of October 26, 2020

5.

Updates and Announcements from Committee Members

6.

Program Topic: Housing Security

Invitees include Western Massachusetts Network to End Homelessness, ServiceNet, Community Action Pioneer Valley and Eliot Homeless Services. The program is an opportunity to learn about the programs and services in Northampton offering assistance to houseless individuals..
A.

Informal Presentations

Speaker Line-up:
Pamela Schwartz, Western Massachusetts Network to End Homelessness (Note: Pastor Stephanie Smith of Cathedral in the Night will be joining as co-presenter)
Jay Sacchetti, Vice President of Shelter & Housing, Vocational and Addiction Services, ServiceNet - re: operation of emergency homeless shelter at First Churches
Danna Boughton, Coordinator of Community Resources and Advocacy at Community Action Pioneer Valley (CAPV) and Janna Tetreault, Assistant Director of Community Services  - re: assistance available for people facing eviction (featuring comments from Jennifer Dieringer of Community Legal Aid)
Jay Levy, Western and Central MA Regional Manager, Eliot CHS Homeless Services
B.

Public Comment on Topic of Housing Security

Please limit comments to three (3) minutes to allow time for other speakers.
7.

New Business

A.

Introduction of Topic of February Meeting (rescheduled to February 23, 2021 @ 5 p.m.): 20.181 An Ordinance Relative to Affordable Housing (350-6.12)


8.

Adjourn

Contact:  Jim Nash@
jimnashcitycouncil@gmail.com
Phone: 413-582-0637
or
Marianne LaBarge@
mlabargeward6@aol.com
(413) 584-7937