City Council

Lowell City Council meeting: June 24, 2014

Citation to Cobblestones on their 20th anniversary of opening in Lowell. Councilor Rourke motion that city join FEMA’s Community Rating System. This helps residents in flood plain get reduced rates on flood insurance. Several people speak in favor of it. Passes unanimously. Mayor Elliott motion re improving pedestrian crossing of…

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City Council Meeting: June 10, 2014

Mayor Elliott introduced Hannah York, the new City Auditor. She says she’s delighted to be here and everyone has been wonderful, especially the staff in the Auditor’s Office. Public Hearing on Proposed FY15 Budget Councilor Kennedy congratulates City Manager Murphy on the budget document but says because it proposes a…

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Lowell Week in Review: June 8, 2014

I’m still recuperating from knee surgery so my own participation in the week’s political activities was limited but here are some observations from the sidelines. Nancy Pelosi visits Lowell Early Monday morning, Nancy Pelosi and ten Congressional colleagues rolled into the parking lot of Middlesex Community College as part of…

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Lowell Week in Review: June 1, 2014

Budget Matters The City Manager’s proposed FY15 budget will be presented to the city council at this coming Tuesday’s meeting so there will be much to scrutinize there because the allocation of funds will show the priorities of the new administration for the coming year. A budget-related matter came up…

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City Council Meeting: May 27, 2014

Moment of silence for Ed Trudel, former Lowell Special Events Coordinator who died on Saturday. Lowell Green Building Commission award for “green building excellence” to Chris Gleba and Kris Erikson, owners of an 1895 property at 48 Epping Street that was recently renovated. Vote authorizing CM to execute a lease…

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Lowell Week in Review: May 25, 2014

Excuse my delay in posting but this morning I was at the Greater Lowell Veterans Council Memorial Day service – look for a blog post about it later today. Here are my observations of this week in Lowell politics: Customer Service Tuesday’s council meeting was pretty sedate until the final…

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