SPRINGFIELD—An agenda of some consequence confronted the City Council last night, as it echoed past debates and issues. From lobbying the PVTA to police oversight, these matters have been before the Council several times in recent years. A hint of frustration with Beacon Hill was in the air as well.
The Big Ticket items were a home rule petition ordering the Pioneer Valley Transit Authority clear snow from bus stops in the city and a new police oversight ordinance. The former went to committee while the latter passed first step, but its fate uncertain beyond that.