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Committee on City Services, 

Committee on Legislative Matters  
 and the Northampton City Council

City Services Committee Members:
Chair: Councilor Karen Foster, 
Vice Chair: Councilor Jamila Gore, Members Councilor Marianne L. LaBarge and Councilor Garrick Perry

Legislative Matters Committee Members:
Councilor Alexander Jarrett, Vice Chair:  Marissa Elkins, Members Councilor Stanley W. Moulton, III,  and Councilor James Nash

MEETING AGENDA
 Date:  May 2, 2022   @   Time: 5 p.m.
Virtual Meeting

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1.

Meeting Called to Order and Roll Call

2.

Announcement of Audio/Video Recording

This meeting is being audio/video recorded.
3.

Public Comment

4.

Minutes of Previous Meetings

5.

Items Referred to Committee

A.

Three Year Review of city ordinance Article 1 § 290 - Use of Facial Recognition Systems by Municipal Agencies , Officers, & Employees

Link to City Code Book Article 1 § 290

Javier Luengo, Organizing Strategist/Community Advocate and Kade Crockford, Director, Technology for Liberty Program from ACLU Massachusetts will join us for a discussion of the existing ordinance.

On March 14, 2022 the Massachusetts Special Commission to Evaluate Government Use of Facial Recognition Technology in the Commonwealth released its final report, available here:  https://frcommissionma.com/


B.
5:30P.M.

22.072 An Order For Special Legislation Relative To Ranked Choice Voting In The City Of Northampton

Process Note:

4/14/2022 - Presentation of Ranked Choice Voting committee recommendation presented by Robert Boulrice, Committee Chair

4/14/2022 - City Council approved sending item to City Services, Legislative Matters & Board of Registrars.  This item will be placed on City Council agenda for 5/19/2022 for final vote.  Committees are asked to complete their review of the legislation & provide their recommendation back to City Council no later than 5/16/2022.

Additional Resources:

How Proportional RCV works

Here is a detailed example: https://www.fairvote.org/multi_winner_rcv_example 

C.

22.070 Appointment to Conservation Commission

Process Note:
Referred to Committee on City Services by City Council on 3/31/2022

Conservation Commission
Paul Foster-Moore, 147 Turkey Hill Road, Florence 
Term: April 2022-June 2025 To fill a vacancy 


D.

22.075 Appointments

Process Note:


4/14/2022 - Referred to Committee on City Services by City Council 


Community Preservation Committee

Brian Adams, 9 Hayward Road, Florence

Term: July 2022-June 2025

Reappointment


Conservation Commission

C. Mason Maronn, 16 Ellington Road, Florence

Term: July 2022-June 2025

Reappointment


Disability Commission

Emma Cornwell, 256 Pleasant Street, Apt. 309, Northampton

Term: July 2022-June 2025

Reappointment


Historical Commission

Martha Lyon, 313 Elm Street, Northampton

Term: July 2022-June 2025

Reappointment


Human Rights Commission

Megan Paik, 9 Laurel Street, Northampton

Term: July 2022-June 2025

Reappointment

6.

New Business

7.

Adjourn

Contact:   Karen Foster
kfoster@northamptonma.gov
413.341.0503

mcarney@northamptonma.gov
Phone: 413-584-2904
mcarney@northamptonma.gov
Phone: 413-584-2904
mcarney@northamptonma.gov
Phone: 413-584-2904