Legislature approves four Holyoke city government changes

Bills will move to Governor Baker's desk for signing.

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – The Massachusetts Senate and House of Representatives have approved four bills for the City of Holyoke.

Bill H 3680 will establish a four-year term for the office of City Councilor of the city of Holyoke and H 3558 establishes a 4-year term for the office of Mayor of the city of Holyoke. Bill H 3734 will allow the city to appoint a treasurer and H 3329 allows reducing the size of the city council.

The bills now move to Governor Charlie Baker‘s desk to be signed.  According to Chris Power of Senator Don Humason’s office, bills such as these are usually signed by the Governor as they have been locally approved before moving through the legislature.

After the Governor signs the bills, Holyoke voters will have the final say when the changes will appear as ballot questions during the November 3rd elections.

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