: Trying to make heads or tails of the proposed changes to the citizens petition process
: Looking at the city meeting calendar - Week of July 10, 2023
: Proposed policy changes on subcommittees and organizational meetings taken up by School Policy & Programs Subcommittee
: So long, old library.
: Looking at the city meeting calendar - Week of June 19, 2023
: The Downtown Parking Study presentation is now available on the city website.
: The Downtown Parking Study suggests Greenfield has plenty of parking, but we need to rethink how we manage it.
: Looking at the city meeting calendar - Week of June 12, 2023
: Taking a look at the GPS strategic plan ahead of this week’s review and vote
: The School Budget Subcommittee met on Thursday to review what the superintendent is recommending adding back into the FY24 budget.
: Poking around in the early campaign finance data for local races
: Getting an early view of how this fall's local election is shaping up
: A full Public Safety Commission hears updates from the departments, reiterating their support for the mayor and the police.
: I've gotten caught up on the School Committee's special meeting.
: The School Committee has decided on some Open Meeting Law training. The Mayor does not seem to agree it is necessary.
: There is a special meeting of the School Committee this evening.
: I finally got around to watching the Public Safety Commission. It was not encouraging.
: The Mayor has, in fact, withdrawn the $365k she had pledged toward the FY24 budget for Greenfield Public Schools.
: At the risk of stating the obvious, zoning is both important and super-complicated.
: An unsurprising but troubling new wrinkle in the FY24 school budget fight.
: We need more housing in the city core, not out at the edge of town.
: The obscurity and complexity of municipal government
: I guess El Greco is for sale.
: What is the city's social media policy? It is not clear there is one.
: This seems like a problem.
: The City Council has closed the gap for the schools in the Mayor's FY24 operating budget. What comes next?
: I see Jasper is still at it…
: Who has authority to approve Community Preservation Act projects?
: Figuring out which way the ship is headed with the schools
: Where things stand with the Mayor’s fire station budget request heading into December
: Police oversight and building committees fill the agenda for the Charter Review Committee.
: Citizen petitions and initiatives, oh my!
: November 20, 2020 – The week ahead
: The City Council hears from GCET, funds Wisdom Way work, and continues to fret about the fire station and the library.
: The DPW takes the hit from a $370k cut from the FY21 Operating Budget.
: The City Council partially reverses itself on Accessory Dwelling Units.
: The City Council approves a single property tax rate for 2021.
: Posts coming over the next few days on the Nov. 18 City Council meeting.
: The Ways & Means Committee votes for a single tax rate for FY21.
: Previously, on Greenfield: Accessory Dwelling Units
: Buses, computers, supplies, and other miscellany from the Budget & Finance Subcommittee
: November 15, 2020 - The week ahead
: Should Greenfield landlords be required to have vacant rental units inspected?
: The EDC considers zoning amendments, property assessments (or the lack thereof), and the First National Bank.
: Charter Review Committee – Budget timing AND BEYOND!!
: Charter Review Committee – School Committee appointments and vacancies
: Charter Review Committee - The Mayor and the School Committee
: So… what's next for the GPS re-opening plan?
: GPS has completed its first round of HVAC evaluations and remediations.
: Greenfield Public Schools really needs to improve its communication around the re-opening plan.
: An update on Greenfield's school re-opening plan
: Biking in Greenfield: Day 3
: Biking in Greenfield: Day 2
: Biking in Greenfield: Day 1
: The Greenfield Leek: A Negative Turn for Positively Greenfield
: LIVEBLOGGING: Greenfield City Council, October 2019 regular meeting
: LIVEBLOGGING: Greenfield City Council, October 2019 special meeting
: The City Council will be voting on Oct. 1 on whether to overturn the Mayor's veto of the Safe City Ordinance.
: What happened with the French King Highway petition
: The text of Tim Dolan’s abortion access resolution
: LIVEBLOGGING: Greenfield City Council, September 2019 monthly meeting
: VoteGreenfield is a great resource for local election info.
: The other controversial topic at this week's City Council meeting? Why, the library, of course.
: What happened with the Safe City ordinance at last night's City Council meeting
: LIVEBLOGGING: Greenfield City Council, August 2019 monthly meeting
: The Greenfield Leek: Campaign Signs Cause a Stir Among “Our” Community; QR Code Holds Key
: CommonWealth Magazine has a pretty decent write-up of the Baystate mental health unit consolidation.
: The Ways & Means Committee recommends adding $757k to GPS budget.
: LIVEBLOGGING: Greenfield City Council March meeting
: The Greenfield Leek: Clay Oven Returns; Cites Lack of Full-Time Health Inspectors
: What happened with the library vote…
: LIVEBLOGGING: Greenfield Town Council, December 2018 monthly meeting
: The Town Council votes tonight on whether the new library project moves forward.
: LIVEBLOGGING: Public meeting on the new library
: Tonight is the public forum for the new library proposal.
: The Precinct 2 seat on the City Council will soon need a replacement.
: The Greenfield Leek: City Council weighs new library proposal amid bloom of Little Free Libraries
: Special meeting of the Greenfield City Council
: How about treating trees like any other critical municipal infrastructure?
: Live blog: Greenfield Annual Budget Meeting
: Live-blogging the May 16, 2018 meeting of the Greenfield Town Council
: Greenfield needs a real, codified plan for its tree stock, or else we will always be fighting over individual trees.
: Live-blogging: GPS Policy & Programs Subcommittee
: GPS Policy & Program Subcommittee meeting later today
: Live-blogging the April meeting of the Town Council
: A few preliminary answers on tree management in Greenfield
: Summarizing Wednesday night’s School Committee meeting
: The recording of the Ways & Means Committee meeting from April 10, 2018 is available.
: The School Committee is moving on to the SRO discussion.
: Live-blogging the April meeting of the School Committee
: If you’re interested in the FY2019 budget, go watch the Ways & Means Committee on GCTV now.
: I have gotten no further response from Chief Haigh regarding the SRO expansion proposal.
: Preliminary info about next week’s Town Council meeting
: Looks like some trees are coming down on Smith Street.
: Mayor Martin’s further response regarding the SRO program assessment and his support for expansion
: I am still waiting on responses from Mayor Martin and Chief Haigh about their School Resource Officer program proposal.
: It really seems like any change to the School Resource Officer program has to be approved by all the parties.
: I am chasing down some questions about the School Resource Officer proposal.
: Here is the proposal from the Mayor and GPD for the expansion of the School Resource Officer.
: I'm currently sitting in a meeting of the Health, Safety, & Facilities Subcommittee of the School Committee
: The School Committee is currently meeting for the final vote on the FY19 GPS budget.
: It seems like millenials and seniors are looking for mostly the same stuff in downtown Greenfield.
: Doug Mayo talks about privatization of town services
: No response from Council member Isaac Mass about GCET vote
: DPW public forum, or more than you ever wanted to know about waste removal in Greenfield
: Live-blogging the DPW public forum
: The town's lawyer says GCET should be both an Enterprise Fund and a Municipal Light Plant.
: It seems like GCET should have been an Enterprise Fund from the start.
: I’m over twelve minutes into the YouTube version of the School Committee’s February …
: I don’t really get why GCET is a Municipal Light Plant.
: The GPS strategic plan & superintendent evaluation
: Is there an overall operating model for Greenfield Public Schools?