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Massachusetts Legislature Sends Bill Expanding PEDA Board to Gov
August 16, 2012

Massachusetts Legislature Sends Bill Expanding PEDA Board to Gov's Desk

Boston – Today, under the leadership of State Senator Benjamin B. Downing (D- Pittsfield) and State Representative Tricia Farley-Bouvier (D-Pittsfield), the House and Senate gave final enactment to S. 2178 – An Act modifying the Pittsfield economic development authority.

S. 2178, a home rule petition approved by the Pittsfield City Council, was sponsored jointly by Downing and Farley-Bouvier. The legislation expands the Board of Directors of the Pittsfield Economic Development Authority (PEDA) to include three additional mayoral appointees as well as the Mayor of Pittsfield or a designee, thereby increasing the Board’s membership to eleven.

PEDA, a quasi-public agency created by a special Act of the Legislature in 1996, is tasked with directing the redevelopment of the William Stanley Business Park.

The legislation now goes to the Governor for his approval. The Governor has ten days to review and act on the bill.




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