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Municipal Cabinet Tour Stops in Peabody Today to Talk Resources, Investments

Peabody is the third stop on a tour by Lt. Gov. Tim Murray and other state officials to highlight new developments in state and local government and promote ways to support and invest in cities and towns.

The public is invited to join Mayor Ted Bettencourt, Lt. Gov. Tim Murray and other city and state officials Tuesday morning to talk resources and investments for Peabody.

In March, Murray and other state officials embarked on a tour of a handful of Massachusetts communities with the purpose of highlighting new and innovative developments in state and local government and promote resources and investments in those cities and towns.

Peabody is the third stop for the Municipal Affairs Coordinating Cabinet meetings. The public meeting was rescheduled from April 23 to May 7 at 10 a.m.

“The Patrick-Murray Administration’s ongoing focus on economic growth at the state and local level continues to pay dividends for Peabody. I look forward to a very productive dialogue,” says Bettencourt.

According to an announcement from Murray's office, that discussion involves everything from regionalization to procurement services, addresses key investments in the region and offers a forum for local officials to discuss efforts to build "a 21st century education, innovation and transportation network."

The intent is for that plan to support cities and towns today and in the future.

Bettencourt's office says Tuesday's meeting will start off with some welcoming remarks by the mayor and contain an overview of Gov. Deval Patrick's FY 2014 budget proposal as well as remarks by Murray and other key administration officials.

Transportation Secretary Richard Davey, Deputy Commissioner of Revenue and Municipal Affairs Chairman Robert Nunes, Housing and Economic Development Assistant Secretary Jen Murphy and Information Technology Division Municipal Liaison Tim Sullivan are among those scheduled to attend.

The public is also welcome to attend the meeting, which will be held at City Hall and participate in the discussion.

The other locations for the cabinet meetings are Taunton, Agawam, Marshfield and Buckland. You can find more information about the Municipal Affairs Coordinating Cabinet online here.

DEBBIE May 07, 2013 at 05:00 PM
Oh gosh, please don't bring them through Peabody Square. It is depressing and certainly embarrassing. Besides, there isn't anyplace to take the guests out for lunch. Next stop, downtown Salem, Danvers, and Beverly. There is plenty to see there and plenty to do both day and night.
Kathleen May 07, 2013 at 05:50 PM
Looks like the Lt. Governor is doing the 'Welcome to the Gateway City Community Tour".

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