City Council meeting
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- APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES:
COMMUNICATIONS FROM HIS HONOR, THE MAYOR:
Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of Twenty-Three Million Hundred Forty-Eight Thousand Six Hundred Sixty-Nine Dollars ($23,348,669.00) in the form of a grant for the FY20 Emergency Solutions Grant-COVID-19 Supplemental, awarded by the United States Department of Housing & Urban Development to be administered by the Department of Neighborhood Development.
The grant will fund special activities to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus pandemic among individuals and families who are homeless or receiving homeless assistance. This award is the second allocation to the program under the CARES Act.
REPORTS OF PUBLIC OFFICERS AND OTHERS:
The Constable's Bonds of Petit-Maitre Duckens, Michael James and Vincent James have been duly approved by the Collector-Treasurer, were received:
Notice was received from the City Clerk in accordance with Chapter 6 of the Ordinances of 1979 re: action taken by the Mayor on papers acted upon by the City Council at its meeting of May 20, 2020.
Notice was received from the City Clerk in accordance with Chapter 6 of the Ordinances of 1979 re: action taken by the Mayor on papers acted upon by the City Council at its meeting of June 3, 2020.
Communication was received from the City Clerk of the filing by the Boston Redevelopment Authority of the "Fifth Amendment to Report and Decision on the New Boston Food Market Chapter 121A Project."
REPORTS OF COMMITTEES:
The Committee on Public Health, to which was referred on June 3, 2020 Docket #0729, message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend reimbursements up to the amount of Ten Million Dollars ($10,000,000.00) from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, for expenses related to the COVID-19 pandemic, submits a report recommending the order ought to pass.
The Committee on Government Operations, to which was referred on May 6, 2020 Docket #0683, ordinance banning facial recognition technology in Boston, submits a report recommending the ordinance ought to pass in a new draft.
The Committee on Ways & Means, to which was referred on June 3, 2020 Docket #0732, message and order authorizing the City of Boston to increase the Elderly Property Tax Exemption pursuant to MGL Chapter 59, Section 5, Clause 41C, from $750.00 to $1,000.00, effective for the Fiscal Year 2021, submits a report recommending the order ought to pass.
The Committee on Ways & Means, to which was referred on June 3, 2020 Docket #0733, message and order authorizing the City of Boston to lower the interest rate that accrues on property taxes deferred for eligible seniors from 4% to 1%, effective for the Fiscal Year 2021, pursuant to MGL Chapter 59, Section 5, Clause 41A, submits a report recommending the order ought to pass.
MATTERS RECENTLY HEARD-FOR POSSIBLE ACTION:
Message and order for Annual Appropriation and Tax Order for FY2021.
Message and order for Annual Appropriation for the School Department for FY2021.
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.
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.
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.
MOTIONS, ORDERS AND RESOLUTIONS:
Councilors Wu and Edwards offered the following: Ordinance to establish an unarmed Community Safety Crisis Response System for nonviolent emergency calls.
Councilors Breadon and Wu offered the following: Order for a hearing regarding the childcare crisis in Boston.
Councilor Flynn offered the following: Order for a hearing to discuss the impact of CORI on access to employment and other opportunities.
Councilors Janey and Campbell offered the following: Ordinance establishing Juneteenth as a Holiday in the City of Boston.
Councilors Flaherty and Flynn offered the following: Resolution in support of H. 4767 "Restaurant Relief Bill".
Councilors Campbell and Mejia offered the following: Order for a hearing to review all grants, City funds, and City programs for violence prevention and intervention purposes.
Councilor Janey for Councilor Wu offered the following: Order for the appointment of temporary employee Jepthe Grand Pierre in City Council.
Councilor Janey offered the following: Order for the appointment of temporary employee Key'Aira Lockett in City Council.
Legislative Calendar for June 20, 2020.