City Council News & Announcements

City Council News and Announcements


City Council Seeks Input on Appointments Ordinance - posted on April 2, 2019

The Framingham City Council is seeking public input on a proposed ordinance regulating the processes for publicizing and filling Board, Committee, Commission, Council and specific employee positions within City government.

The ordinance fills in the gaps where the 2017 Home Rule Charter did not provide sufficient guidance to assure that a strong and diverse group of potential candidates was encouraged to apply to serve the City of Framingham.  
Residents are encouraged to submit their comments and feedback to the City Council administrator via email or hard copy delivered to City Hall.  The email address is jgalliardt@framinghamma.gov.  If responding by email, please use "Appointments Ordinance" as your subject line.  

Read the draft Appointments Ordinance.  

Resolution on Opioid Crisis - posted on September 6, 2018

The Framingham City Council supports and encourages all City agencies, especially the School Department, the Police Department, the Fire Department, the Health Department and the Mayor's office to continue to pursue ongoing efforts to assist those impacted by the public health emergency that is the Opioid Crisis. 

Read the City Council Resolution on the Opioid Crisis (PDF).

Proclamation that June 2018 is LGBTQQ Pride Month - posted on
June 5, 2018

The Framingham City Council has proclaimed that June 2018 is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning Pride Month in the City of Framingham, Massachusetts and encourages all of our citizens to join in ending prejudice everywhere it may exist, respect the rights of all people, and to break down the walls of intolerance and promote full equal rights for all Americans, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.

Read the official City Council Proclamation that June 2018 is LGBTQQ Pride Month (PDF)

Finance Subcommittee report submitted on May 22nd to the City Council on the FY 19 City Budget - posted on May 23, 2018

The Finance Committee of the City Council has spent the last three weeks, the allowable statutory period, reviewing the budget submitted by the Mayor on May 1st. The Committee met extensively with the CFO, heard department presentations, and asked many questions. Under state statute it is important to remember the Council only has the power to reduce appropriations, not add
to them.

Click here to view the Finance Committee Report to the City Council on FY 19 Budget.