Video: Northampton City Council, 11/5/09; Teri Anderson; Single Tax Rate

Here is a complete video of the 11/5/09 meeting of Northampton’s City Council. This video is video is 1 hour 58 minutes long and was recorded by Mimi Odgers of Water Not WasteDownload the official agenda (PDF, 33KB).

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Northampton Media: “Anderson Given Department Head Position” (11/6/09)
City Economic Development Coordinator Teri Anderson was last evening at City Council granted the directorship of a new city department, the Office of Community and Economic Development (CEDO)… Narkewicz, Spector, Reckman, Carney, Dostal, and Murphy in favor. Bardsley and LaBarge opposed.

Gazette: “Northampton council upholds single tax rate” (11/6/09)
Suzanne Beck, executive director of the Greater Northampton Chamber of Commerce, said downtown property owners would never have supported the business improvement district if they were paying a higher tax rate. Additionally, the rate was an attractive incentive for Kollmorgen to stay in the city. Higgins agreed, saying that Kollmorgen looked at other communities with higher tax rates, but staying in Northampton will allow them to save more than 50 percent on their tax bills.

Video: Mayoral Debate on Jobs, Business & The Economy, 10/21/09

Gazette: “Mayoral candidates focus on Northampton economy” (10/22/09)
There were differences between the candidates, though, with disagreement about the city’s economic development leader near the top of the list. Bardsley said he wants to find a person with the best skills to lead a new city office in charge of economic development, and the only way to do that is to open the vacant position up to all candidates…