On October 4, nearly 170 East Longmeadow voters filed a petition with their Town Council demanding an end to the defunct Health Board’s mask mandate. The petition is based on the “Citizen Relief Mechanisms” contained in Article 8, Section 8-2 of the East Longmeadow Home Rule Charter. According to the Charter, the Councilors must call a public meeting and vote on any petition presented to them by at least 100 members of the town’s electorate. The hearing will likely take place in November.
The petition was prepared and submitted by East Longmeadow resident and attorney Justin McCarthy. For comment please contact him via email: email@example.com.