cityseal
 Committee on Finance 
 and the Northampton City Council

                                  Councilor Rachel Maiore, Chair
Councilor Marianne L. LaBarge, Vice Chair
 Councilor Stanley W. Moulton, III 
 Councilor Jim Nash

Online Meeting via Teleconference
Meeting Date: October 26, 2022
Time: 6 p.m.
Virtual meeting
The October 26, 2022 Finance 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 on Northampton Open Media (Channel 15) 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 6 p.m.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR CALLING IN OR JOINING THE MEETING
Join virtual meeting; PUBLIC MEETING LINK
For telephone call-in, call:
+929 436-2866 US
MEETING ID: 839 1886 8619
PARTICIPANT #: #
PASSCODE: 816880

1.

Meeting Called to Order and Roll Call

2.

Public Comment

3.

Approval of Minutes from the Previous Meeting

A.

June 8, 2022 Minutes

4.

Financial Impact of Capping Retail Marijuana Stores

Discussion with Finance Director Charlene Nardi and Downtown Northampton Association (DNA) Executive Director Amy Cahillane

5.

Legal Questions Related to Cannabis Legislation

Question and answer discussion with City Solicitor Alan Seewald, Esq. Subjects to include the mechanics of capping, the impact of capping on social equity applicants, legal implications for pending applications and possible legal repercussions.

6.

Financial Orders

None

7.

New Business

-Reserved for topics that the Chair did not reasonably anticipate would be discussed.
A.

Discussion of the role Finance Committee would like to play in the upcoming (FY2024) budget season

8.

Adjourn

Contact: Rachel Maiore at rmaiore@northamptonma.gov
or  413-923-4318