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City Council meeting

The City Council is holding a meeting on October 28 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:

    1066
    Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of Three Hundred Ninety-Seven Thousand Fifty-Seven Dollars and Ninety-Two Cents ($397,057.92) in the form of a grant from the Assistance to Firefighters Grant COVID-19 Supplemental, awarded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to be administered by the Fire Department. The grant will fund the purchase of PPE and related supplies, including reimbursements to prevent, prepare for and respond to coronavirus.

    1067
    Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of Two Hundred Thousand One Dollars and Sixteen Cents ($200,001.16) in the form of a grant for the FFY19 Assistance to Firefighters Regional Grant, awarded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to be administered by the Fire Department. The grant will fund the growing need for the fire department personnel trained in tech rescue in the cities/towns of Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, Chelsea, Everett, Revere, Somerville, Quincy and Winthrop.

    1068
    Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of Seventy-Five Thousand Dollars ($75,000.00) in the form of a grant, for the Pre-Disaster Mitigation, awarded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, passed through the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency, to be administered by the Fire Department. The grant will fund the first phase of the development of a cost-effective, resilient and environmentally viable protection strategy and mitigation plan for Moon Island and its causeway.

    1069
    Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of Sixty Thousand Dollars ($60,000.00) in the form of a grant for the Community Gardens Grant, awarded by TD Bank to be administered by the Mayor’s Office. The grant will fund the combination of artistic engagement with skill and community-building events during the Community Grown Program Season, which will run during the summer months of 2021 and 2022.

    REPORTS OF PUBLIC OFFICERS AND OTHERS:

    1070
    Communication was received from Councilor Wu regarding a Food Justice Agenda for Boston.

    1071
    Notice was received from Michael Loconto of his resignation from the School Committee.

    1072
    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 September 30, 2020.

    1073
    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 October 7, 2020.

    MATTERS RECENTLY HEARD-FOR POSSIBLE ACTION:

    1041
    Ordinance Amending City of Boston Code, Ordinances, Chapter VI, Section 6-10, Language and Communications Access for City Services.

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

    MOTIONS, ORDERS AND RESOLUTIONS:

    1074
    Councilors Flynn and Baker offered the following: Order for a hearing to discuss speeding cars as a public health emergency and address infrastructure improvements.

    1075
    Councilor Essaibi-George offered the following: Order for a hearing regarding the review of Curriculum Standards and Resources in the Boston Public Schools.

    1076
    Councilor Essaibi-George offered the following: Order for a hearing regarding the Implementation of an Ethnic Studies Curriculum in the Boston Public Schools.

    1077
    Councilor Wu offered the following: Resolution urging the Baker Administration to expand access to nutrition assistance by closing the Snap gap.

    GREEN SHEETS:

    Legislative Calendar for October 28, 2020.

    CONSENT AGENDA:

    1078
    Councilor Wu offered the following: Resolution recognizing Republic of China Day in Boston.

    1079
    Councilors Janey and Baker offered the following: Resolution recognizing Ashlynn Williams.

    1080
    Councilor Campbell offered the following: Resolution congratulating the Turkish American Cultural Society of New England.

    1081
    Councilor Campbell offered the following: Resolution congratulating Netchie Patterson-Sampson.

    1082
    Councilor Flaherty offered the following: Resolution in memory of Dr. Joseph Marr Cronin.