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Category: Mayor

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

Submitted ARPA Applications for Review

We are pleased to present the 2023 American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) application materials. The City received over 80 applications requesting over $60 million in ARPA funds. At this time, the City estimates that $19 million will be made available in this round, so as you can tell, this will be an extremely competitive process. … Continued

ARPA Update – next steps

The City of Holyoke recently closed its latest round of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) grant applications.   The American Rescue Plan Act provided funding to municipalities to support their response to and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic public health emergency. More than 80 applications were submitted to the City of Holyoke for ARPA funding in … Continued

Standard and Poor’s (S&P) Affirms A+ Bond Rating for Holyoke, credits Holyoke’s strong budgetary performance

Citing Holyoke’s strong budgetary performance, liquidity and institutional framework as positive credit factors, Standard & Poor’s (S&P) Ratings Services, a municipal credit rating agency, has affirmed its A+ underlying rating on the City’s long-term debt. “This is a significant financial achievement for the City of Holyoke,” Mayor Joshua A. Garcia said. “Not only because of … Continued

ASK: learn from Director of Sustainability & Conservation about the work the department does

In this inaugural episode of Ask, resident Linda Pratt asks Yoni Glogower, director of the city’s Conservation & Sustainability Department, about the work the department does. To see video, visit If you would like to ask any municipal employee about the work they do, contact Holyoke Media. They can go with you, and/or provide … Continued

Mayor reminds community of responsibility to keep city clean

With warmer days ahead, I want to remind the community (residents and businesses alike) of our shared responsibility to keep our city clean. This is extremely important, not only because it’s required by our city laws but because it’s the right thing to do for each other and for our environment. This means making sure … Continued

Irish Flag Raising Held At Holyoke City Hall

  PHOTO CREDIT: Dennis Hohenberger/The Republican PHOTO CAPTION: Joe O’Connor, President of the Ancient Order of Hibernians James A. Curran Division One, served as Master of Ceremonies at the March 1 ceremony outside Holyoke City Hall. Sheila Moreau (right) sang the American and Irish National Anthems.   HOLYOKE — The Ancient Order of Hibernians observed … Continued

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