City Council

Overview


The legislative powers of the City are vested in the Westfield City Council. The Westfield City Council is composed of 13 members, one from each of the six wards, and seven at-large representatives. The City Council is responsible for the approval of all financial appropriations and the adoption of an annual budget. Additionally, the City Council appoints the City Clerk, all of the financial department heads, and confirms mayoral appointments to most boards & commissions. The City Council is responsible for changes to all ordinances and zoning ordinances. The City Council also has the authority to grant certain licenses, special permits, and take land in the name of the city.

The Council must follow the city charter as their set of rules. The charter outlines what the government does and can do, including its roles and responsibilities to the public.


Meetings


  • 7 p.m.
  • First and Third Thursday of each month
  • Summer Meetings: First Thursday of July and Third Thursday of August
  • City Hall - Council Chambers, 2nd Floor
    59 Court Street
    Westfield, MA 01085
Meetings are broadcast live on local access cable channel 15, and rebroadcast on Sundays at 12:30 p.m. Prior week meetings are also rebroadcast on Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. when a live meeting is not scheduled.

Agendas & Minutes


Most Recent Agenda | View All Agendas

Special Permit Applications


Special Permits are to be reviewed and issued by the City Council.
Pending Applications

First Publication of an Order / Ordinance


The City Council is responsible for amending all changes to city ordinances. See all upcoming First Publications.
First Publications

Additional Postings


Westfield-Barnes Regional Airport Noise Compatibility Program Update


Members


Name Ward / Position
Mary Ann Babinski
Ward 1
Ralph J. Figy
Ward 2
Andrew K. Surprise Ward 3
Mary O'Connell
Ward 4
Robert A. Paul, Sr.
Ward 5
William Onyski
Ward 6
Steven Dondley
At Large
Dan Allie
At Large
Brent B. Bean II
At Large / Council President
Dave Flaherty
At Large
Cindy C. Harris At Large
John J. Beltrandi III
At Large
Matthew T. VanHeynigen
At Large