Committee on Community Resources
 and the Northampton City Council

Committee Members:
Chair: Councilor Garrick Perry
Vice Chair: Councilor Marissa Elkins
Councilor Alex Jarrett
Councilor Rachel Maiore
  Meeting Agenda

 Date:  September 19, 2022
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Virtual Meeting

The September 19, 2022 Community Resources Committee meeting will be held by remote participation. The public can follow the committee's deliberations by joining the virtual meeting by phone or computer. The meeting will be recorded for later broadcast and uploaded to the Northampton Government Video Archive on YouTube.
 Live public comment will be available using telephone call-in or video conferencing technology beginning at 5:30 p.m. 

 "Jurisdiction. Matters affecting the community including economic development, local business, tourism, the environment, the arts, planning, zoning, sustainability, land use, housing and affordability, among others" 


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Meeting Called to Order and Roll Call


Announcement re: Audio/Video Recording

This meeting is being audio/video recorded.


Public Comment


Minutes of Previous Meeting


Minutes of June 27, 2022


Updates and Announcements from Committee Members


Roundtable Discussion - The Impact of Retail Marijuana Sales on Community Resources

Nearly four years since the commencement of retail marijuana sales in Northampton on November 20, 2018, what has been the effect (if any) on community resources such as human service agencies and prevention and recovery service providers? 

Panel discussion with community-based agencies and industry representatives to learn how the growing number of marijuana retailers in Northampton has impacted business, prevention and recovery services and young peoples' attitudes toward cannabis and actual cannabis use.

Participants will include Susan Stubbs, President and CEO of ServiceNet, Heather Warner, Manager of the Strategic Planning Initiative for Families and Youth (SPIFFY) Coalition at the Collaborative for Educational Services (CES) and Caroline Johnson, PhD,  SPIFFYs Public Health Data & Evaluation Specialist, lawyer and cannabis consultant Ezra Parzybok and Volkan Polatol, owner of Mulino's Restaurant and Honey dispensary.

Two brief presentations will be followed by questions and answers and an opportunity for public comment.


Items Referred to Committee


Three-Year Review of Chapter 290 Article 1 Use of Face Recognition Systems by Municipal Agencies, Officers and Employees

Link to City Code Book Article 1, §290

- Adopted 12-19-2019 by Northampton City Council with provision for three-year review
- Referred to City Services, Community Resources and Legislative Matters - 3/3/2022
- Discussed at Joint City Services/Legislative Matters Committee meeting, no action taken - 5/2/2022
- City Services continued discussion. No vote taken but consensus reached to recommend no change at this time but to change provision for initial three-year review to regular three-year review - 9/6/2022

Update by Javier Luengo-Garrido, Organizing Strategist/Community Advocate, ACLU of Massachusetts


New Business



Contact:  Ward 4 Councilor Garrick Perry
Phone: 301-237-2730