Western Mass Politics & Insight has obtained a letter from the Outer Belt Civic Association condemning Council President Jimmy Ferrera's appointments to the Springfield City Council committees.
The letter calls Ferrera's appointments, which left Ward 7 Councilor Tim Allen (who represents the Outer Belt) with one committee assignment and Ward 2 Councilor Mike Fenton with essentially zero, "devastating." It demands that the situation be rectified or that Councilor Ferrera step down as president. The letter was also sent to Councilors Fenton & Allen, Mayor Domenic Sarno and the Republican.
Mary Dionne, Vice-President of the OBCA, said her organization has always had a good relationship with all councilors, but they found Ferrera's actions to be a direct afront to them and their ward councilor. She also said other civic groups were also angered and may yet act, but that only hers has come forward with a letter so far.
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