About the Paradise City Forum
A nonpartisan, citywide network of residents, the Paradise City Forum was formed in November 2001 after citizens identified common interests and needs shared by people throughout the city. These needs included providing an independent forum to share strategies and information on local issues, and creating a network that could provide residents active support when needed.
Since 2001, the PCF has held numerous live pubic forums on issues such as Interstate 91 and Smith College expansion, the Northampton State Hospital Ballot Questions, the Water Filtration Plant in Haydenville and the Community Preservation Act. The PCF has also served as an organizing outlet for projects like the restoration of the Hestia Mural on Masonic Street, the Swaziland Shoe Drive, and the creation of Northampton’s Noise Ordinance.
The PCF discussion group has been used to aide the Northampton Pedestrian-Bicycle Alliance, Valley Free Radio, Coalition for Northampton Neighborhoods, Broad Brook Coalition, Northampton Education Foundation, Hot Chocolate Run for Safe Passage, and Shelter Sunday fundraisers, as well as the Greener Watts Sustainable Energy initiative, the Media Education Video Sale, and the League of Women Voters Book Sale.
Daryl G. LaFleur, Moderator
The PCF does not share or sell user e-mail addresses.