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)

Press Coverage


Radio Interviews

Please 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.
January 15, 2020
January 27, 2020
 
February 13, 2020

Resources

Town Hall Meeting Presentation

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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.

Personal Property Tax Exemption Programs for Seniors Presentation

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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.

Sample Proposition 2½ Ballot Question

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