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City Council meeting

The City Council is holding a virtual meeting via Zoom on July 8 at 12 p.m.

All meetings are open to the public. You can also 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:

    0831
    Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of One Hundred Twenty Thousand Dollars ($120,000.00) in the form of a grant for the Harrison Albany Block Public Benefits Fund, awarded by the Boston Redevelopment Authority to be administered by the Boston Police Department. The grant will fund the purchase and installation of cameras at O’Day Park, Blackstone Square, and Franklin Square in the South End, under Cooperation Agreement between MEPT/LMP GAMBRQ LLC and the Boston Redevelopment Authority.

    0832
    Message and orders authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of Forty Thousand Dollars ($40,000.00) in the form of a grant from ArtLab Cooperative Agreement, awarded by Harvard University Office of General Counsel passed through the Boston Redevelopment Authority, to be administered by the Office of Arts & Culture. The grant will fund the remaining amount of $10,000.00 per year for 5 years to the Boston Cultural Council Opportunity Fund for the benefit of the Allston-Brighton community. ArtLab grants will support career development for Allston-Brighton artists and free community arts experiences to Allston-Brighton residents.

  3. REPORTS OF PUBLIC OFFICERS AND OTHERS:

    0833
    Notice was received from the Mayor of the appointment of Mark MacDonnell as a Deputy City Auditor, effective May 30, 2020.

    0834
    Notice was received from the Mayor of the appointment of John Dempsey as Commissioner of the Boston Fire Department, effective April 13, 2020.

    0835
    Communication was received from Tim Davis, Deputy Director of the Policy Development and Research Division, regarding the submission of the Report on the Ordinance Allowing Short-term Residential Rentals in the City of Boston.

    0836
    The Constables’ Bonds of Ron Cobb, Helen Borgella, Meaka Brown, William Joyce, William Joyce, Norman Lowe, Arthur Montgomery and Anselm Nwankwo have been duly approved by the Collector-Treasurer, were received.

  4. MOTIONS, ORDERS AND RESOLUTIONS:

    0837
    Councilors Flynn and Essaibi-George offered the following: Resolution celebrating Americans with Disabilities Act's (ADA) 30th anniversary in July.

    0838
    Councilors Campbell and Edwards offered the following: Resolution urging the State Legislature and Governor Baker to extend the eviction moratorium.

    0839
    Councilors Bok and Campbell offered the following: Order for a hearing regarding Boston Police overtime.

    0840
    Councilors Bok and Campbell offered the following: Order for a hearing regarding police contracts as policy documents.

    0841
    Councilors Bok and Mejia offered the following: Order for a hearing regarding participatory budgeting for Boston.

    0842
    Councilors Mejia and Arroyo offered the following:  Order for a hearing to discuss the accessibility of small business outreach during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

    0843
    Councilors Flynn and Flaherty offered the following: Order for a hearing to discuss the impact of CORI on access to employment and other opportunities.

  5. MOTIONS, ORDERS AND RESOLUTIONS:

    0844
    Councilors Flynn and Edwards offered the following: Resolution supporting Congressional bill S. 2043, "Jabara-Heyer NO HATE Act".

    0845
    Councilor Essaibi-George offered the following: Order for a hearing regarding the expansion of the Boston Emergency Services Team.

    0846
    Councilors Bok and Mejia offered the following: Order for a hearing regarding zero-based budget visions for alternative community investment.

    0847
    Councilor Essaibi-George offered the following: Resolution in support of appropriating funding for Massachusetts Public Schools through the Student Opportunity Act.

    0848
    Councilors O'Malley and Edwards offered the following: Order for a hearing on establishing a municipal fair housing testing program in the City of Boston.

    0849
    Councilor Edwards offered the following: Resolution in support of hotel safe operations.

    0850
    Councilors Essaibi-George and Edwards offered the following: Order for a hearing regarding Section 8 Voucher discrimination.

    0851
    Councilor Edwards offered the following: Order for an amendment to the Boston City Charter pursuant to G.L. c. 43b §10(b)

  6. PERSONNEL ORDERS:

    0852
    Councilor Janey for Councilor Mejia offered the following: Order for the appointment of temporary employees Alondra Bobadilla, Carolina Suazo, Sandra Sanchez Saavedra in City Council.

    0853
    Councilor Janey for Councilor Wu offered the following: Order for the appointment of temporary employee Jessica Pierre in City Council.

  7. GREEN SHEETS:

    Legislative Calendar for July 8 2020.