Charter Review Committee public forum agenda
Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, 6:30 p.m.
Jackson Street School gymnasium
120 Jackson St., Northampton, MA 01060

Approval of minutes for Oct. 15, 2019, meeting


Summary of committee's work followed by public comment


Updates from committee members


Discuss and vote on possible recommendation to extend voting rights in municipal elections to non-citizens


Further discussion and vote on letter to the mayor regarding access to information (see Attachment1)


Discussion and vote on request by City Council President Ryan O'Donnell to include in the charter the prohibition on privatizing municipal water resources and infrastructure that was adopted by ordinance in 2016.

The ordinance (325-1) reads: The public water resources and infrastructure of the City of Northampton, including systems and facilities related to the supply, storage, treatment and distribution of water, shall be owned or leased by the City of Northampton and controlled by the City of Northampton. Such resources and infrastructure shall not be sold, leased or transferred into private ownership or control.