Current City Council News

Here’s what’s happening that matters to you and your neighborhood. Please comment! Tell me what’s on your mind and let me know the things that I missed!

Wahconah Park Restoration Committee: 7/28/2022

Thursday, July 28 6:00PM
City Hall, Second Floor RM 203
>Architectural Plan and Proposal

Council Meeting: 4/26/22

  • PEDA Cash $125,000 plus Tax Increment forgiveness for SolaBlock
  • Waste Water/Sewer deficit to be covered by cash draw from the Enterprise Fund.
  • PPD Business: Body Cam Petitions. New officer appointment from prior week.
  • Verizon Tower: Board of Health Requesting $85,000 to defend Cease & Desist Order

Council Meeting, 4/12/22

  • Petition to Address Underserving Ward 2 State Allotment State Funds for Road Repaving
  • Opposition and Challenge to Mayoral appointments to City committees
  • PPD appointments – tabled
  • $500,000 North Street Roadword Proposal with $130,000 city portion

City Council Meeting, Tuesday, February 22. 6:00 pm City Hall. Water/Sewer Rates, appointments to Veteran Services, and local petitions to make our roads better. Below: the proposed Water Sewer rates going up 2022 and 2023.

Exercise your right to petition your representatives and speak at the open mic. Your representatives are only as strong as you! If you have specific concerns about this rate hike, let us know.

My objective: we must maintain adequate funding for the water wastewater infrastructure. However, the financial hardships caused by Covid-19 including loss of work, reduction of health care services combined with radical increases in cost of living means we must creatively discover and implement along with the increases relief for the most vulnerable. Protecting those who are most likely to lose their homes or shortchange necessities is possible.

Read the Agenda here: PDF Agenda

6 responses to “Current City Council News”

  1. Charles, please support the recently filed petition to the City Council to ban the sale of “nip” alcoholic beverages. It is horrifying to see how many of these miniature bottles litter the streets in our neighborhood.

    Thank you.

  2. I am disgusted by your comments last night about not caring if city officials and employees get pronouns right, and thinking that diversity, equity, and inclusion work is about “protecting people’s feelings.”

    DEI is about preventing tragedies like the Buffalo shooting, where ten Black community members were gunned down by a white terrorist. DEI is about lowering the percentage of LGBT teens who commit suicide because they see the wave of hatred crashing down around them in this country. DEI is about making our city streets accessible for the many senior and disabled citizens in Pittsfield. DEI is about helping people stay employed while navigating a raging pandemic—a real illness that causes long term neurological and cardiovascular effects— of which the rates in our city are skyrocketing.

    You are out of touch and foolish if you think our police force and city council don’t need real, intense DEI training. How many more Black people have to be killed by Pittsfield police in order for you to see that? Shame on you.

    • Emma:
      Youth suicide is a problem that is increasing amongst children generally – and I would support the Health Department to report on incidents in Pittsfield and provide intervention in our schools.

  3. Sorry to bother you Mr Kronick I’m a resident of Ward 2 that lives on First St and was hoping that there might be something that you can do about the constant and extreme high pitched noise coming from the air conditioning unit on the roof of the Girl’s Club. It’s been a serious disruption and disturbance to this neighborhood daily all summer for over 3 years now. I’m hoping there’s something that you can do about it that your predecessor didn’t. I have also informed the Girls Club. Thank you for your time.
    Todd ( Ward 2 constituent )

  4. You are, at best, a public disgrace Kronick, you can best serve this city by retiring and preferably leaving, I’m sure they can make use a of man of your “skills” and “religious beliefs” in some backwater where they still haven’t realized trans people exist and deserve basic respect.
    I look forward to seeing you lose and lose hard in the next election.

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