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City Council meeting

The City Council is holding a remote meeting on October 21 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:

    1051
    Message and order approving a Home Rule Petition to the General Court entitled “Petition for a Special Law Re: Hiring Preference for Boston Resident-Graduates for the Boston Police Department.

    REPORTS OF PUBLIC OFFICERS AND OTHERS:

    1052
    Notice was received from the Mayor of the appointment of Gregory Rooney as Commissioner of the Boston Transportation Department, effective October 12, 2020.

    1053
    Notice was received from the Mayor of the appointment of Indira Alvarez as Commissioner of Property Management, effective October 12, 2020.

    REPORTS OF COMMITTEES:

    0226
    The Committee on Government Operations, to which was referred on January 29, 2020 Docket #0226, ordinance to provide for the safe disposal of sharps through the establishment of a Product Stewardship Program, submits a report recommending the ordinance ought to pass in a new draft.

    1032
    The Committee on Government Operations, to which was referred on October 7, 2020 Docket #1032, ordinance concerning housing stability, requiring  notice to tenants and former homeowners of rights and resources, submits a report recommending the ordinance ought to pass in an amended draft.

    MATTERS RECENTLY HEARD-FOR POSSIBLE ACTION:

    0888
    Order for a hearing concerning residents and neighborhoods in Boston most affected by student debt post pandemic.

    0945
    Ordinance amending Chapter 12-9 of the City of Boston Code - Ordinances, regarding Human Rights.

    0979
    Order for a hearing regarding the implementation of the #BPSReady Reopening Plan.

    MOTIONS, ORDERS AND RESOLUTIONS:

    1054
    Councilor Flynn offered the following: Order for a hearing to discuss house parties and gatherings during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    1055
    Councilors Mejia and Campbell offered the following: Resolution Condemning the Racist and Predatory Tactics Used by ICE in Boston.

    1056
    Councilors Janey and Bok offered the following: Resolution in support of the Breathe Act presented by the Electoral Justice Project of the movement for Black Lives.

    1057
    Councilors Mejia and Edwards offered the following: Resolution urging the placement of a ballot box outside houses of incarceration in Boston.

    1058
    Councilor Breadon offered the following: Resolution regarding the Allston Multimodal Improvement Project.

    1059
    Councilor Flynn offered the following: Resolution in support of naming the community room in the South End Library "The Marleen Nienhuis Community Room".

    GREEN SHEETS:

    Legislative Calendar for October 21, 2020.

    CONSENT AGENDA:

    1060
    Councilor O'Malley offered the following: Resolution recognizing Ann Murphy.

    1061
    Councilor O'Malley offered the following: Resolution recognizing Richard Thal.

    1062
    Councilor O'Malley offered the following: Resolution recognizing Edwin "Bud" Waite.

    1063
    Councilor Mejia offered the following: Resolution congratulating Wilson Baker.

    1064
    Councilor Mejia offered the following: Resolution congratulating Malene Welch.

    1065
    Councilor Mejia offered the following: Resolution congratulating Anna Pierce-Slive.