Holyoke Budget Forum
Thursday, May 28th, 6:30 p.m.
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June 19, 2013:
Holyoke Council defeats bid to cut $200,000 from police Quinn Bill incentives
June 18, 2013:
Big Y Foods reevaluating Holyoke store in wake of Walmart supercenter announcemement
June 15, 2013:
Holyoke property taxes to be determined by City Council vote on mayor's $123.6 million budget proposal
June 11, 2013:
Holyoke taxpayers can expect pension costs for city retirees to keep rising
June 5, 2013:
Holyoke Geriatric Authority again frustrating councilors after city forced to pay $146,000 in health insurance
June 4, 2013:
Holyoke City Council President Kevin Jourdain tells police options painful: layoffs, using up emergency fund, more taxes
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WARD 5 CITY COUNCILOR
THANK YOU FOR GIVING ME THE OPPORTUNITY TO SERVE YOU AS YOUR WARD 5 CITY COUNCILOR!
I promise to work hard and do the best job I can for you and Holyoke
You are invited to a forum on the Holyoke Budget
Hosted by Holyoke Ward 5 City Councilor Linda Vacon
Thursday, May 28, 2013
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Holyoke Community College
PeoplesBank Conference Room
The purpose of this forum is to follow up on the Tax Abatement Workshop where the budget
overview was presented to explain how the tax bills are generated. Citizens were informed
that the time to have input on city expenses (leading to the tax bills) is now, at budget
A summary of the budget will be presented at the forum. Those in attendance will have
an opportunity to ask questions and offer suggestions for changes desired in the proposed
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Councilor Linda Vacon holds forum on traffic, Big Y project, other issues - Thursday, May 9th
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More Info on Needle Exchange
Aug. 28, 2012
Holyoke Board of Health Chairwoman Ms. Katherine Liptak, RN, promised me references (during the public meeting) of studies the board utilized to come to their decision in favor of needle exchange. There has been no information forthcoming from the Board of Health at the time of this letter, so I have done some research.
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Needle exchange, an outdated, failed program
Letter to the Editor by Linda Vacon, July 18, 2012
A needle exchange program was approved by the Mayor shortly after City Council meetings ended for the summer. This action is contrary to the campaign rhetoric by our Mayor who promised transparency in our government. The Board of Health appointed by the Mayor voted unanimously to approve this. Is anyone surprised by that?
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Getting to know Linda:
As your Ward 5 City Councilor, I will continue to represent you:
By hearing concerns and ideas from residents.|
By serving on committees to make things happen.
By making informed decisions.
By keeping you informed on issues and decisions that affect you.
Please feel free to contact me by phone 210-6077 (cell) 533-6498 (home) or use the Contact form with any questions
you may have.
Thank you, Linda
4 important local issues, my perspective:
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