In accordance with The Charter of Northampton, Massachusetts, Article 6 Administrative Organization, Section 6-1: Organization of City Agencies , THE NORTHAMPTON CITY COUNCIL shall hold a Public Hearing tonight to consider Mayor David J. Narkewicz’s proposed Administrative Orders providing for the organization of city government into operating agencies under Article 6 of the Charter. The new “Administrative Code of the City of Northampton” calls for establishing twenty-two city departments organized into six divisions; the authorities and responsibilities of each agency is defined within the order. Additionally, the proposed Administrative Order calls for establishing twenty-six appointed multiple-member bodies; the authorities and responsibilities of each multiple
body is defined within. The administrative order is accompanied by a set of recommended ordinance amendments or deletions that must be simultaneously adopted in order to fully effectuate the new administrative code. The City Council will hear all persons who wish to be heard thereon.