About two hours ago, Finance Control Board Chair Chris Gabrieli used these words on the steps of City Hall during the ceremony that dissolved the control board and returned Springfield to self-governance. The event was optimistic without resorting to a reflexive “mission accomplished” position. And the importance of fiscal discipline was appropriately linked–by Governor Patrick and others–to the importance of regular residents holding leadership accountable.
The Springfield Institute was conceived as a vehicle for residents to get involved and stay connected to the outside world. In this way, we are delighted to be able to help ensure this transition succeeds.
Check out a video of the ceremony here.