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City Council meeting

The City Council is holding a virtual meeting via Zoom on June 17 at 12 p.m.

You can watch meetings on Comcast channel 8, RCN channel 82, Verizon channel 1964, and online at Boston.gov.

PLEASE NOTE

The schedule for meetings is subject to change at the call of the City Council president.

Discussion Topics

  1. APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES:
  2. COMMUNICATIONS FROM HIS HONOR, THE MAYOR:

    0796
    Message and order for Annual Appropriation and Tax Order for FY2021.

    Filed in the Office of the Clerk on June 15, 2020

    0797
    Message and order for Annual Appropriation for the School Department for FY2021.

    Filed in the Office of the Clerk on June 15, 2020.

    0798
    Message and order approving an appropriation of Forty Million Dollars ($40,000,000.00) to the Other Post-Employment Benefits (OPEB) Liability Trust Fund established under Section 20 of Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 32B.

    Filed in the Office of the Clerk on June 15, 2020.

    0799
    Message and order approving an appropriation of Twenty-Seven Million Two Hundred Thousand Dollars ($27,200,000.00) from the City's Capital Grant Fund in order to provide funding for various transportation and public realm improvements. These projects are aligned with the goals of Go Boston 2030, the City's transportation master plan. The funds shall be credited to the Capital Grant Fund from the Parking Meter Fund. 

    Filed in the Office of the Clerk on June 15, 2020.

    0800
    Message and order approving an appropriation of Seven Million Dollars ($7,000,000.00) from the City’s Capital Grant Fund to address the impact of transportation network services on municipal roads, bridges, and other transportation infrastructure or any other public purpose substantially related to the operation of transportation network services in the city. Such funds will be transferred and credited to the Capital Grant Fund from revenue received from the Commonwealth Transportation Infrastructure Enhancement Trust Fund. 

    Filed in the Office of the Clerk on June 15, 2020.

    0801
    Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept use of various goods and personal property donated by various businesses and individuals for the use of the City to respond to the impacts of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) public health emergency. Goods accepted pursuant to this order may either be utilized by the City to support its ability to operate safely, or distributed to residents and organizations within our community to support them as they face the consequences of this public health emergency consistent with the intent of the donors.

    0802
    Message and order approving a Home Rule Petition to the General Court entitled “Petition for a Special Law Re: A Fire Cadet Program for the City of Boston Fire Department.

    0803
    The Constable's Bonds of the following having been duly approved by the Collector-Treasurer, were received:

    Ruth Baez
    Paul Bartlett
    Leonard Brown 
     Christopher Castagna
    Gavin Castagna
    Rolflyn Cazeau
    Frico Damas
    Mark A. Evlogiadis 
    Kimberly Freeman-Hodge
    Collin Herelle 
    Carl Jean-Louis
    Michael Jones 
    Steven Jones
    Anthony Keller
    Earlene Lee
    Daniel Long
    Berinda Malden
    Burton Malkofsky 
    Paul Morelli
    Jonas Morose 
    Matthew Morrison
    Sleamms Petit-Maitre
    Philmore Phillip
    William Roch 
    Rouseline Torres
    Welsey Williams
    Steven M. Wilson Jr.

  3. REPORTS OF COMMITTEES:

    0100
    The Committee on Government Operations, to which was referred on January 29, 2020 Docket #0100, petition for a special law re: An Act Authorizing Additional Licenses for the Sale of Alcoholic Beverages to be Drunk on the Premises in Boston, submits a report recommending the home rule petition ought to pass in a new draft.

    0281
    The Committee on Government Operations, to which was referred on January 29, 2020 Docket #0281, petition for a special law re: An Act Authorizing Additional Licenses for the Sale of Alcoholic Beverages to be Drunk on the Premises in Boston, submits a report recommending the home rule petition ought to be placed on file.

    0192
    The Committee on Public Safety & Criminal Justice, to which was referred on January 29, 2020 Docket #0192, message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of One Million Seven Hundred Ninety-Four Thousand Six Hundred Eighty-Three Dollars and Forty-Seven Cents ($1,794,683.47) in the form of a grant, for the FY20 Senator Charles E. Shannon Jr. Community Safety Initiative grant, awarded by the MA Executive Office of Public Safety and Security to be administered by the Boston Police Department. The grant will fund regional and multi-disciplinary approaches to combat gang violence through coordinated prevention and intervention, law enforcement, prosecution, and reintegration programs, to be administered by the Boston Police Department, submits a report recommending the order ought to pass.

  4. MOTIONS, ORDERS AND RESOLUTIONS:

    0804
    Councilors Flynn and Bok offered the following: Resolution in support of Four Seasons workers and support of a statewide "right to recall" for hotel workers.

    0805
    Councilors Breadon and Campbell offered the following: Resolution in Support of Acts Relative to Saving Black Lives and Transforming Public Safety.

    0806
    Councilors Breadon and Essaibi-George offered the following: Resolution in Recognition of World Refugee Day on June 20, 2020.

    0807
    Councilor Flynn offered the following: Order for a hearing to discuss the creation of a Frontline Workers COVID-19 Health Registry.

    0808
    Councilor Essaibi-George offered the following: Resolution Commending Evelyn Reyes for Her Superior Leadership and Contributions to the Boston School Committee.

    0809
    Councilor Campbell offered the following: Resolution in support of H.2146, Resolve providing for a "Special Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training" to study and make recommendations concerning the implementation of a Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) system.

    0810
    Councilors Arroyo and Breadon offered the following: Order for a hearing regarding public safety and better outcomes for young adults by raising the age of juvenile jurisdiction from 18 to 21.

    0811
    Councilors Arroyo and Campbell offered the following: Ordinance Restricting the Use of Chemical Crowd Control Agents and Kinetic Impact Projectiles.

    0812
    Councilor Arroyo offered the following: Order requesting certain information under section 17F: regarding mayoral board appointees.

    0813
    Councilor Arroyo offered the following: Order requesting certain information under section 17F: regarding Boston Police Department lawsuit settlements.

    0814
    Councilor Janey offered the following: Resolution recognizing June 19th as Juneteenth in the City of Boston.

  5. GREEN SHEETS:

    Legislative Calendar for June 17, 2020.