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Category: City Council

City Council Seeking Candidates for At-Large Appointment to CPC

The Holyoke City Council is seeking candidates interested in serving on the Community Preservation Committee, the committee that oversees grant funding through the Community Preservation Act. Information on the responsibilities of the CPC and instructions on applying can be found through the link below. Submissions should be sent to Personnel by November 30th. Candidates will … Continued

Mayor’s Proposed FY24 Supplemental Budget

The following is a proposed supplemental budget for FY24 on its way to the City Council for approval (note: these figures are subject to change until final vote of the City Council). Proposed FY24 Supplemental Budget Consolidated Budget Workbook The updated figures are based on current revenue and expense projections to-date including revenue figures from … Continued

Holyoke’s Fiscal Health Narrative – Mayor

It’s been about 1 year and 8 months since I took office as Holyoke’s mayor. When I sought office, I had a dollars-and-cents ambition: to strengthen internal controls and better manage our municipal finances. I strongly believed— and still do — that if we cultivate a culture of responsible management, face-to-face communication, and a commitment … Continued


Holyoke ARPA funding recipients To be announced Friday at 1 p.m. HOLYOKE — Mayor Joshua A. Garcia and other city officials will hold a press conference Friday, June 16, at 1 p.m. at Holyoke Media to announce the recipients of the current round of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding distributions. The funding recipients and … Continued

Mayor’s State of the City Speech

On May 16, 2023, Mayor Garcia delivered to the City Council a State of the City presentation along with the proposed FY24 City Budget. The technical summary and the workbook documents of the City Budget can be found here: The following is the full text of the Mayor’s State of the City speech – … Continued

Mayor’s Proposed FY24 City Budget

The following is a snapshot overview of the FY24 proposed budget in detail (note: these are subject to change between now and June 30, 2023): FY24 Holyoke Consolidated Budget Workbook  FY24 Proposed Working Budget Detailed This budget is based on what we understand to be our revenue and expense projections and a fairly balanced understanding … Continued

2023 ARPA Application Packet

The 2023 City of Holyoke ARPA Application portal is now open. The link below is where you can find the packet. Note that the actual application must be completed on GoogleForms and that applicants must submit hard copies of materials to the Office for Community Development. The links to all application materials are contained within … Continued

HPD Audit

The Holyoke Police Department audit, prepared by Municipal Resources, Inc., is an overview of the department with an eye towards identifying strengths and weaknesses. The audit concludes with a series of recommendations to help us improve our operational position at the department and offer services our community expects and desires. Of these recommendations, one I … Continued

Holyoke Invites Applications for Ward 3 School Committee Seat

The City of Holyoke invites any interested residents of Ward 3 to apply for interim appointment to the Ward 3 School Committee seat vacated by the recent resignation of Rebecca Birks. The original application deadline was July 22nd, however members of the Ward 3 community can still apply until the open seat is filled.  Candidates … Continued

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