East Longmeadow voters have a “citizens relief mechanism” in the town’s Home Rule Charter. According to Article 8, Section 8-2 of the Charter,

The Town Council…shall hold a public hearing and act with respect to every petition which is addressed to it, which is signed by a minimum of 100 voters and which seeks the passage of a measure. The hearing shall be held by the Town Council or…by a committee or subcommittee thereof and the action by the Town Council…shall be taken no later than 3 months after the petition is filed with the Clerk of the Council…

In accordance with this section of the Charter, I have formed a petition to end the mask mandate imposed on our town by the recently resigned health board.

If you are an East Longmeadow voter who is opposed to the current mask mandate, please print and sign the petition.

Mail the original copy to me at 310 North Main Street, East Longmeadow, MA 01028.

If you prefer to e-sign, please send an email to me at justin@jrmccarthy.com with your name and address and I’ll send the document to you via DocuSign.

Signing the petition does not obligate you to appear at the meeting or take any other action.

Feel free to contact me directly with questions or concerns.