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City Council meeting

The City Council is holding a meeting on September 16 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. Agenda

    APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES:

    COMMUNICATIONS FROM HIS HONOR, THE MAYOR:

    0960
    Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of Three Hundred Thirteen Thousand Seventy-Eight Dollars ($313,078.00) in the form of a grant for the FY20 Fair Housing Assistance Program, awarded by the United States Department of Housing & Urban Development to be administered by the Department of Fair Housing & Equity. The grant will fund processing and training cost related to housing discrimination complaints received by the Boston Fair Housing & Equity Commission.

    0961
    Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of Seventy Thousand Dollars ($70,000.00) in the form of a grant for the Local Consumer Program Fund, awarded by the MA Attorney General to be administered by the Consumer Affairs & Licensing. The grant will fund the intake, resolution and administration of consumer complaints, and outreach on topics of concern to consumers.

    0962
    Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of Fifty Thousand Dollars ($50,000.00) in the form of a grant, the Cities Complete Count grant, awarded by the Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to be administered by Intergovernmental Relations.

    0963
    Message and order authorizing the City of Boston, acting through the Small Business Development Office, to accept and use up to 250 SimpliSafe Security systems coupons donated by SimpliSafe for the purpose of supporting Boston-based small businesses, focusing on minority, woman and immigrant-owned businesses.

    0964
    Message and order for the confirmation of the appointment of Konstantinos Ligris as a member of the Zoning Board of Appeals for a term expiring March 1, 2022.

    0965
    Message and order for the confirmation of the appointment of Eric Robinson as a member of the Zoning Board of Appeals for a term expiring July 1, 2021.

    0966
    Message and order for the confirmation of the appointment of Hansy Better Barraza as an alternate member of the Zoning Board of Appeals for a term expiring July 1, 2021.

    REPORTS OF PUBLIC OFFICERS AND OTHERS:

    0967
    Notice was received from the Mayor of his absence from the City from 9:00 A.M. on Monday, August 31, 2020 until 4:00 P.M. on Friday, September 4, 2020.

    0968
    The Constable's Bond of Derek Morrison has been duly approved by the Collector-Treasurer, was received:

    0969
    Notice was received from the Mayor of the appointment of Drew Smith as a Trustee of the Boston Common Maintenance Trust Fund, expiring on January 14, 2022.

    0970
    Notice was received from the Mayor of the reappointment of Charles Cofield, as a member of the City of Boston Employment Commission for a term expiring July 1, 2022.

    0971
    Notice was received from the Mayor of the reappointment of Kenell Broomstein, as a member of the City of Boston Employment Commission for a term expiring July 1, 2022.

    0972
    Notice was received from the Mayor of the reappointment of Travis Watson, as a member of the City of Boston Employment Commission for a term expiring July 1, 2022.

    0973
    Notice was received from the Mayor of the reappointment of Stephanie Everett, as a member of the City of Boston Employment Commission for a term expiring July 1, 2022.

    0974
    Notice was received from the Mayor of the appointment of Carlos Espinoza-Toro, as a member of the City of Boston Employment Commission for a term expiring July 1, 2022.

    0975
    Notice was received from the Mayor of the appointment of JocCole Burton, as a member of the City of Boston Employment Commission for a term expiring July 1, 2022.

    0976
    Notice was received from the Mayor of the appointment of JocCole Burton, as a member of the Board of Examiners for a term expiring October 1, 2023.

    0977
    Notice was received from Councilor Matt O'Malley of his absence from the Boston City Council meeting on Wednesday, September 16, 2020.

    0978
    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 August 19, 2020.

    MATTERS RECENTLY HEARD-FOR POSSIBLE ACTION:

    0225
    Ordinance to create the Special Commission on Ending Family Homelessness.

    0367
    Message and order for the confirmation of the appointment of Brian Hone, as a member of the Boston Art Commission for a term expiring August 1, 2024.

    0368
    Message and order for the confirmation of the appointment of John Andress, as a member of the Boston Art Commission for a term expiring January 1, 2025.

    0369
    Message and order for the confirmation of the appointment of Dr. Kymberly Pinder as a member of the Boston Art Commission for a term expiring March 1, 2024.

    MOTIONS, ORDERS AND RESOLUTIONS:

    0979
    Councilor Essaibi-George offered the following: Order for a hearing regarding the implementation of the #BPSReady Reopening Plan.

    0980
    Councilor Essaibi-George offered the following: Order for a hearing regarding Autism Services in the Boston Public Schools.

    0981
    Councilor Essaibi-George offered the following: Petition for a Special Law re: the Boston Retirement System and the Alternative Superannuation Retirement Benefit Program.

    0982
    Councilor Flynn offered the following: Order for a hearing to discuss ways for the city to be more proactive in providing services, educating the public, and raising awareness for those infected with HIV/AIDS.

    0983
    Councilor Bok offered the following: Order for a hearing regarding planning to support our restaurants and bars.

    0984
    Councilors Janey and Mejia offered the following: Order for a hearing to review the Melnea Cass Blvd Design Project.

    0985
    Councilor Mejia offered the following: Order for a hearing discussing Permits for At-Home Entrepreneurs in the City of Boston.

    0986
    Councilor Mejia offered the following: Resolution recognizing September 14, 2020 as Support Latino Business Day in the City of Boston.

    0987
    Councilor Mejia offered the following: Resolution recognizing September 15-October 15 as Hispanic Heritage Month in the City of Boston.

    PERSONNEL ORDERS:

    0988
    Councilor Janey for Councilor Breadon offered the following: Order for the appointment of temporary employee Patricia Mullaney in City Council.

    0989
    Councilor Janey for Councilor Essaibi-George offered the following: Order for the appointment of temporary employee John Studley in City Council.

    GREEN SHEETS:

    Legislative Calendar for September 16, 2020.

    CONSENT AGENDA:

    0990
    Councilor O'Malley offered the following: Resolution in memory of Richard W. Laham.

    0991
    Councilor O'Malley offered the following: Resolution recognizing Yvette Gonzalez.

    0992
    Councilor O'Malley offered the following: Resolution congratulating Bill and Marilyn Dillon.

    0993
    Councilor O'Malley offered the following: Resolution recognizing Eleanor Carbonaro.

    0994
    Councilor O'Malley offered the following: Resolution congratulating Lorenzo and Antonietta Petruzziello.

    0995
    Councilor O'Malley offered the following: Resolution recognizing Bob MacGregor.

    0996
    Councilor O'Malley offered the following: Resolution recognizing Mike Fitzgerald..

    0997
    Councilor Janey offered the following: Resolution in memory of Reverend Dr. Dibinga wa Said.