June 30, 2020

At-Large Springfield City Councilor Jesse Lederman releases the following statement regarding the budget cut of $800,000 with regard to the administration’s efforts to lease a shooting range for use by the Springfield Police Department:

“Last night I joined with the maj...

June 18, 2020

At-Large Springfield City Councilor Jesse Lederman has joined lead sponsor Councilor Victor Davila and Co-Sponsors Melvin Edwards, Justin Hurst, Michael Fenton, and Adam Gomez to introduce legislation placing additional civil fines in place for those who fire off illeg...

June 10, 2020

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After a week that saw massive marches, protest rallies, and vigils in the city of Springfield, Massachusetts following the death of George Floyd, elected officials are pledging policy changes.

          Eleven of the...

June 8, 2020

Six members of the Springfield City Council have signed onto a letter sent to National Express and the Pioneer Valley Transportation Authority (PVTA) in support of paratransit drivers who are currently engaged in their first union negotiation for a contract.

“Paratransi...

May 30, 2020

In the midst of nationwide protests regarding the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota, City Councilor Jesse Lederman issues the following statement: 

"George Floyd should be alive today. Justice must be served for him and his family.

The ongoing protests and...

May 27, 2020

On this Memorial Day in the year 2020 City Councilor Jesse Lederman issues the following statement:

“This year we face a Memorial Day much different than in years past. While the current state of our world has changed the ways in which we will mark this solemn occasion...

May 11, 2020

At-Large Springfield City Councilor Jesse Lederman is seeking answers on the status of the proposed sale of Columbia Gas to Eversource, and the proposed “Greater Springfield Reliability Project.”

“Especially now, transparency in government and public utilities is essent...

May 7, 2020

At-Large Springfield City Councilor Jesse Lederman filed comments with the Springfield Water and Sewer Commission on Thursday in opposition to the proposed 16.9% rate increase on Springfield residents due to lost revenues as the result of COVID-19.

“It is unfortunate th...

April 30, 2020

At-Large Springfield City Councilor Jesse Lederman will hold a Virtual Town Hall on Friday, May 1 at 11:00 AM with frontline workers and unions to mark International Workers Day and discuss the impacts of COVID-19 on frontline industries and workers.

The event will be s...

April 22, 2020

At-Large Springfield City Councilor Jesse Lederman is calling on the Department of Unemployment Assistance to upgrade the application portal for unemployment benefits to be fully compatible with smartphones and tablets.

Currently, the application does not allow for user...

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