Member Details

Sonya R. Sofield

Precinct: 8
Address: 1339 South East St
Current Member: No
Total Possible Meetings: 150
Actual Meetings Attended: 122
Attendance Percentage: 81.3%

Tally Vote Results

TM Session Article Date Description Vote
2003 Fall TMArticle 142003-11-05To appropriate $1,200,000 for sidewalk and lighting improvements.NO
2004 Special TM - Jun 10Article 12004-06-10Call upon the UMass Chancellor to repeal the foreign student fee.YES
2005 Annual TMArticle 192005-05-04Amend zoning bylaw to encourage supplemental apartments.YES
2005 Annual TMArticle 302005-06-06Amend proposed elementary school budget by adding $170,183.YES
2005 Annual TMArticle 362005-06-20Appropriate $107,500 for Plum Brook athletic fields.NO
2005 Special TM - Jun 15Article 22005-06-22Appoint ad-hoc subcommittee to study possible uses for Hobart/Rolling Ridge land.YES
2005 Special TM - Jun 15Article 12005-06-22Reconsider article to rescind action to appropriate money for Plum Brook fields.YES
2005 Fall TMArticle 72005-11-02Transfer Wentworth Farm land to Conservation Commission.YES
2005 Fall TMArticle 102005-11-03Appropriate $20K to transportation component of Master Plan.YES
2005 Fall TMArticle 232005-11-07Motion to amend and refer back article on Flood Prone Conservancy changes.NO
2006 Annual TMArticle 122006-05-01Continue giving all town boards and committees Special Municipal Employee status.YES
2006 Annual TMArticle 212006-05-10Refer proposed zoning change back to the Planning Board for further study.YES
2006 Annual TMArticle 212006-05-10Rezone S.E./College St. intersection to Village Center - Business.NO
2006 Annual TMArticle 222006-05-15Rezone a South East Street parcel to prevent condo development.YES
2006 Annual TMArticle 232006-05-10Change PRP zoning designation to also allow businesses with client visits.NO
2006 Annual TMArticle 262006-05-22Reduce the proposed spending on Public Safety by $28,000.NO
2006 Annual TMArticle 262006-05-24Appropriate $8,029,047 for Public Safety spending in FY07.NO
2006 Annual TMArticle 262006-05-24Appropriate $5,324,392 for General Government spending in FY07.NO
2006 Annual TMArticle 262006-05-30Appropriate $1,831,363 for Community Services spending in FY07 - higher amount.YES
2006 Annual TMArticle 262006-06-05Appropriate extra $10,000 to the Library budget.NO
2006 Annual TMArticle 262006-06-07Appropriate extra $90,000 to the Transportation Enterprise Fund.YES
2006 Annual TMArticle 382006-06-19Put CPA surcharge increase on ballot.YES
2006 Fall TMArticle 132006-11-08Remove obsolete Wetlands District designation from Zoning Bylaw.NO
2007 Annual TMArticle 342007-05-16Give resident aliens the right to vote.YES
2007 Annual TMArticle 352007-05-16Motion to dismiss the WFCR petition article.NO
2007 Annual TMArticle 352007-05-16WFCR petition article.YES
2007 Annual TMArticle 392007-05-16Fly commemorative flags downtown on 9/11.NO
2007 Annual TMArticle 172007-05-21General Government budget - appropriate Finance Committee amountYES
2007 Annual TMArticle 172007-05-23Budget - Public Safety - Increase by $100KNO
2007 Annual TMArticle 172007-05-31Budget - Plan, Cons, Inspect - SB increase by $12KNO
2007 Annual TMArticle 172007-05-31Budget - Comm. Service - BenEzra increase by $117KYES
2007 Annual TMArticle 172007-05-31Budget - Comm. Service - CDC increase by $89KYES
2007 Annual TMArticle 172007-05-31Budget - Comm. Service - SB increase by $41KYES
2007 Annual TMArticle 172007-06-04Budget - Elementary Schools - O'Connor increase by $125KYES
2007 Annual TMArticle 172007-06-04Budget - Regional Schools - SC increase by $119KNO
2007 Annual TMArticle 172007-06-06Budget - Comm. Service - Pools - SB increase by $71KYES
2007 Annual TMArticle 172007-06-06Budget - Comm. Service - Pools - Oldham increase by $59KYES
2007 Annual TMArticle 172007-06-11Motion to reconsider appropriation for PoolsYES
2007 Annual TMArticle 172007-06-11Reconsidered - Budget - Comm. Service - Pools - SB increase by $71KYES
2007 Annual TMArticle 172007-06-11Reconsidered - Budget - Comm. Service - Pools - Oldham increase by $59KYES
2007 Annual TMArticle 172007-06-13Budget - Library - Oldham increase by $19KYES
2007 Annual TMArticle 332007-06-20Night Sky - SB motion to refer to Town ManagerYES
2007 Annual TMArticle 332007-06-20Night Sky - Main MotionYES
2007 Fall TMArticle 122007-11-15Zoning - Accessory Light Manufacturing - Motion to refer to PBYES
2007 Fall TMArticle 152007-11-19Zoning - Hotels/Motels by SPR - Motion to refer to PBYES
2007 Fall TMArticle 152007-11-19Zoning - Hotels/Motels by SPR - Main MotionNO
2007 Special TM - Nov 28Article 12007-11-28Zoning - Professional Offices in PRP and R-VCNO
2007 Fall TMArticle 162007-11-28Zoning - College St./South East St.NO
2008 Annual TMArticle 122008-04-30Budget - Plan, Cons, Inspect - FC AmountYES
2008 Annual TMArticle 122008-04-30Budget - Comm. Services - O'Connor increase by $29KYES
2008 Annual TMProcedural2008-05-05Procedural - Delay consideration of school budgetsYES
2008 Annual TMArticle 122008-05-12Budget - Library - BenEzra increase by $11KYES
2008 Annual TMArticle 242008-05-28Increase CPA surcharge to 3%YES
2008 Annual TMArticle 402008-05-28Nuisance House bylawYES
2008 Fall TMArticle 62008-11-17Creation of Affordable Housing Trust - Motion to referYES
2008 Fall TMArticle 102008-11-17Rezone LI district to allow offices with visits by appointment - Motion to referYES
2008 Fall TMArticle 102008-11-17Rezone LI district to allow offices with visits by appointment - Main motion for Part ANO
2009 Annual TMArticle 72009-05-04Extend Municipal Parking DistrictNO
2009 Annual TMArticle 182009-05-11Appropriate $65K of CPA funds to preserve and display Civil War tabletsNO
2009 Annual TMArticle 182009-05-11Appropriate $30K of CPA funds to install literary signsNO
2009 Annual TMArticle 222009-06-15Consider Human Services budget before Public Safety budgetYES
2009 Annual TMArticle 222009-06-17Budget - Comm. Services - Gray increase by $24KYES
2009 Summer TMArticle 62009-07-27Budget - Libraries - Trustees increase by $34KYES
2010 Annual TMArticle 252010-05-17Zoning - University Drive parcel from OP to B-LNO
2010 Fall TMArticle 82010-11-10Zoning - Development Modifications bylawNO
2011 Annual TMArticle 142011-05-02Budget - Community Services - Greeney amendment to increase by $70KYES
2011 Annual TMArticle 142011-05-09Motion to reconsider appropriation for Community ServicesYES
2011 Annual TMArticle 142011-05-09Community Services appropriation reconsidered, Rueschmeyer amendment to increase by $65KYES
2011 Fall TMArticle 182011-11-09Resolution to call for establishment of Committee on HomelessnessYES
2011 Fall TMArticle 172011-11-16Village center rezoning in North and South AmherstNO
2012 Annual TMArticle 122012-05-02Increase Human Services budget by $66KYES
2012 Annual TMArticle 122012-05-02Increase Human Services budget by $26KYES
2012 Annual TMArticle 242012-05-09Village center rezoning at Atkins CornersNO
2012 Annual TMArticle 252012-05-14Village center rezoning in North AmherstNO
2012 Annual TMArticle 172012-05-16Appropriate original amount for capital budget for Buildings and FacilitiesNO
2012 Fall TMArticle 122012-11-26Require Special Permit for rental of single-family homes to unrelated individualsNO
2012 Fall TMArticle 162012-11-28Require all duplexes created from existing dwellings to be regulated as converted dwellingsYES
2013 Annual TMArticle 262013-05-15Appropriate $30K for Town-Gown planning studyNO
2013 Annual TMArticle 292013-05-20Substitute petition article paragraphs into rental regulationsYES
2013 Annual TMArticle 362013-05-22Rezone property on Main St from R-G to B-NNO
2013 Annual TMArticle 422013-05-29Acquire Echo Village property - motion to referNO
2013 Annual TMArticle 432013-06-03Acquire Cushman property - motion to dismissNO
2013 Annual TMArticle 312013-06-03Change standards and conditions for mixed-use buildings - motion to referYES
2013 Annual TMArticle 312013-06-03Change standards and conditions for mixed-use buildingsYES
2013 Annual TMArticle 322013-06-10Change dimensional regulations for COM and B-L districtsNO
2013 Annual TMArticle 322013-06-10Change dimensional regulations for B-VC and B-G districtsNO
2013 Annual TMArticle 352013-06-10Create form-based dimensional regulations for non-conforming lotsYES


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Election History (2012 - 2017)

2012 Town Election

Precinct 8 Town Meeting Seat - 3 Years - Won (151 votes) (13 / 33)


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