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January 15, 2008

Jiving And Shaking Behind The Scenes At The Northampton City Council

Alternately titled, ABC Presents: Dancing With The City Council.

From Northampton Redoubt,

It's official, according to the 2008-2009 roster of committee assignments, Councilors Bardsley, Reckman, and Narkewicz will comprise the Ordinance Committee. Bardsley will likely be voted out as chair of that committee, presumably to be replaced by Narkewicz, who will form a majority voting block with Reckman. Council president Jim Dostal, who claims not to be a politician, has separated the three councilors that voted for Bardsley for council president (M. LaBarge, R. LaBarge, and Bardsley), with the exception of the Committee on Social Services and Veterans Affairs. M. LaBarge and Bardsley will serve on that committee. Otherwise, the three councilors that did not vote for Dostal for council president will not serve together on any of the remaining 11 council subcommittees. Divide and conquer in a move that would make Machiavelli proud.
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