City of Poughkeepsie to Move Several Public Meetings to Changepoint to Accommodate Movie Production
The City of Poughkeepsie is moving several public meetings from City Hall to nearby Changepoint Church to accommodate a movie production, which is reimbursing the city for all expenses.
“The movie industry is doing quite well throughout the Hudson Valley, including in the City of Poughkeepsie,” said Mayor Rob Rolison. “We are pleased to be able to foster these efforts that give the city recognition and generate economic activity in our area.”
The Mayor pointed out that the burgeoning movie industry is now generating millions of dollars each year for the mid-Hudson Valley’s economy.
The Mayor also thanked Changepoint’s leaders, pointing out that the city held the State of the City address there in 2019 and have done Facebook live events at Changepoint with Poughkeepsie City School District Superintendent Eric Rosser as part of the Children’s Cabinet collaboration.
“Changepoint has ample space and state-of-the-art equipment, enabling us to accommodate our boards and the public, while also affording us the opportunity to continue streaming the live meetings to our webcasting portal, something that our residents have come to expect,” the Mayor said.
Common Council Chair Sarah Salem said, “We’re happy to have HBO film a significant scene in our Common Council Chambers, however, due to the nature of the filming we will not have access to the chambers for our August meetings. Luckily, our neighbors at Changepoint have graciously agreed to offer their space for our use and we welcome the public to join us at 260 Mill Street for our regularly scheduled Council meetings on the 23 and 30 and our special meeting to convene community members, local officials, and subject matter experts to seek solutions to the growing issues of gun violence, homelessness, and crime in the City of Poughkeepsie on August 25 at 6 p.m.”
The full schedule of meetings that will be moved to Changepoint Church, 260 Mill Street, are:
- The City Planning Board at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 20
- The City Zoning Board of Appeals meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, August 10.
- The Historic District & Landmark Preservation Commission at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 12.
- The City Planning Board at 7 p.m on Tuesday, August 17.
- The Common Council meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, August 23
- A Common Council special meeting on public safety and homelessness at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, August 25
- The Common Council meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, August 30.
The nearby Financial Plaza Deck, 41 Civic Center Plaza, is available for parking.
City Hall will be open for business during the production, but third floor access will be restricted.