City Council

Council Selects Two Voting Options

Last evening (August 27, 2019) the Lowell City Council chose the two finalists of the six voting system options presented by the settlement of the federal Voting Rights lawsuit brought against the city in 2017. The vote was unanimous, 8 to 0 (Councilor Cirillo was absent) for the two finalists…

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Lowell City Council agenda: Aug 27, 2019

Agenda for tonight’s Lowell City Council meeting: Date:        August 27, 2019 Time:        6:30 PM Location: City Council Chamber, 375 Merrimack Street, 2nd Floor, Lowell, MA ROLL CALL MAYOR’S BUSINESS VOTE-APPOINT CITY AUDITOR AND ESTABLISH SALARY Presentation – Habitat for Humanity on reaching housing production…

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Settlement of Voting Rights Lawsuit

Two years ago eleven Lowell residents sued the city on the grounds that the current method of electing members of the city council and school committee violates the Federal voting rights act and the U.S. Constitution by diluting the votes of minority residents of the city. After many months of…

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City Council Preview – May 21, 2019

This week’s City Council  agenda begins with the continue discussion and public hearing on the establishment of an ordinance creating a “Monument Committee.”  It ends with another Executive Session. “The Monument Committee shall establish policies governing the naming or dedication of public spaces, whether they be inside public buildings or…

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