2020 Proposition 2½ Override
Town Hall Meeting Schedule
Mayor David J. Narkewicz invited Northampton residents to the below Town Hall Meetings to discuss how the March 3, 2020, Proposition 2½ Override ballot question will allow the city to renew its fiscal stability plan after 7 years and preserve its vital city services and excellent schools.
Wednesday, January 15, 2020, 7 - 9 p.m. at Northampton Senior Center, 67 Conz St., Northampton (Ward 3) Wednesday, January 22, 2020, 7 - 9 p.m. at Northampton High School (in the Little Theater), 380 Elm St., Northampton (Ward 2) Wednesday, January 29, 2020, 7 - 9 p.m. at Jackson Street Elementary School (in the Cafeteria), 120 Jackson St., Northampton (Ward 1) Tuesday, February 4, 2020, 7 - 9 p.m. at Florence Civic Center (in the Main Room), 90 Park St., Northampton (Ward 5) Wednesday, February 5, 2020, 1 - 3 p.m. at Forbes Library (in the Coolidge Museum), 20 West St., Northampton (Ward 4) Wednesday, February 5, 2020, 7 - 9 p.m. at Forbes Library (in the Coolidge Museum), 20 West St., Northampton (Ward 4) Wednesday, February 12, 2020, 7 - 9 p.m. at Ryan Road Elementary School (in the Gymnasium), 498 Ryan Rd., Florence (Ward 6) Monday, February 24, 2020, 7 - 9 p.m. at Leeds Elementary School (in the Cafeteria), 20 Florence St., Leeds (Ward 7)
- Editorial: For health of city, vote ‘yes’ on override - February 28, 2020
- Northampton school superintendent lays out budget scenarios that hinge on override - February 28, 2020
- Vote on Northampton’s Proposition 2½ is a week away; Here’s what to know about the $2.5 million tax override - February 27, 2020
- $2.5 million override vote looms in Northampton - February 27, 2020
- Northampton residents to vote on raising property taxes - February 14, 2020
- ’It’s the only mechanism we have’: Northampton Mayor David Narkewicz makes case to residents for Proposition 2½ tax override - February 5, 2020
- Editorial: Two cities face a taxing dilemma - January 21, 2020
- The $2.5 million question: Northampton residents weigh in on proposed override - January 17, 2020
- What is a Proposition 2½ override? A primer - January 17, 2020
- Northampton Mayor makes his case for $2.5M override - January 17, 2020
- How Northampton voted on past overrides - January 17, 2020
- Northampton plans town hall meetings on override vote - January 13, 2020
- Northampton Mayor David Narkewicz to kickoff series of town halls convincing residents of Proposition ½ as vote on $2.5 million tax override looms in March - January 10, 2020
- Northampton voters to consider Proposition 2½ override - December 10, 2019
- Northampton City Council backs $2.5M override for March vote - December 6, 2019
- Northampton Mayor David Narkewicz delays call for override to March 2020 - September 18, 2019
- Northampton mayor seeks override vote on November ballot - May 16, 2019 @(Model.BulletStyle == CivicPlus.Entities.Modules.Layout.Enums.BulletStyle.Decimal ? "ol" : "ul")>
Radio InterviewsPlease take a moment to listen to the following Bill Newman Show interviews where Mayor Narkewicz discusses the impending Proposition 2½ override question and why he believes it is critical for protecting our vital city services and excellent public schools.
December 30, 2019
CORRECTION: Mayor Narkewicz misspoke during the December 30 interview as there have been three General Overrides that have passed in the 38 years since the adoption of Proposition 2½.
- Property tax exemptions for low income seniors
- Proposition 2½ Override Calculator. The proposed March 3, 2020, $2.5 million tax override would add $0.67 to the property tax rate. Click on the image below to access the calculator and search an address or parcel ID number to see the estimated impact of that increase on your individual property tax bill.
Video of Town Hall Meeting Presentation
If you are unable to attend one of the Mayor’s Proposition 2½ Override Town Hall Meetings, Northampton Open Media has produced a video of the Wednesday, January 22, meeting held in the Northampton High School Little Theater.
Video of Personal Property Tax Exemption Programs for Seniors Presentation
If you were unable to attend the presentation on Personal Property Tax Exemption Programs for Seniors, Northampton Open Media has produced a video of the Wednesday, February 12, 2020, meeting held at the Northampton Senior Center.