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.
- 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
Agendas & Minutes
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Special Permit Applications
Special Permits are to be reviewed and issued by the City Council.
First Publication of an Order / Ordinance
The City Council is responsible for amending all changes to city ordinances. See all upcoming First Publications.
Westfield-Barnes Regional Airport Noise Compatibility Program Update
|Name|| Ward / Position
| Mary Ann Babinski
|| Ward 1
| Ralph J. Figy
|| Ward 2 / Council President
|Andrew K. Surprise|| Ward 3
|Michael J. Burns|| Ward 4
|Leslie D. LeFebvre|| Ward 5
| William Onyski
|| Ward 6
| Dan Allie
| Brent B. Bean II
|| At Large
|John J. Beltrandi III||At Large|
|Matt Emmershy||At Large|
| Dave Flaherty
|| At Large
|Cindy C. Harris||At Large|
|Nicholas J. Morganelli, Jr.||At Large|