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City Council meeting

The City Council is holding a meeting on March 3 at 12 p.m.

All Council Meetings are held at 12 p.m. (noon) in the Christopher A. Iannella Chamber on the fifth floor of Boston City Hall, unless otherwise noted. All meetings are open to the public and are also available on Xfinity Channel 8, RCN 82, Fios 964, and livestream via City Council TV.

Please note: Due to COVID-19, meetings are currently being held remotely via Zoom.

Discussion Topics

  1. Agenda
    APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES
    COMMUNICATIONS FROM HIS HONOR, THE MAYOR:

    0389
    Message and order for your approval to declare surplus City-Owned former Boston Transportation Department parcels of land and transfer the care, custody, management and control of said property to the Public Facilities Commission. The land is located at: 18 Hamlet Street, Dorchester, MA, Ward 07 Parcel 03916000, consisting of approximately, 1450 square feet of vacant land and an unnumbered parcel on Hamlet Street, Dorchester, MA, Ward 07 Parcel 03894000 consisting of approximately 34,270 square feet of vacant land.

    REPORTS OF PUBLIC OFFICERS AND OTHERS:

    0390
    Communication was received from Timothy J. Smyth, Esquire, Executive Officer, for the appointment of Thomas V.J. Jackson to the Boston Retirement Board for a term expiring on January 15, 2024.

    0391
    Communication was received from the City Clerk of the filing by the Boston Planning and Development Agency of the "Certificate of Project termination for the Genzyme Allston Landing Chapter 121A Project”.

    0392
    Notice was received from the Mayor of the appointment of Hinlan Wong as an ex officio Member of the Board of Review.

    0393
    Communication was received from the Mayor regarding the appointment of Shannon Lévesque to the Boston Private Industry Council, Boston's MassHire Workforce Board.

    0394
    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 January 27, 2021.

    0395
    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 February 3, 2021.

    REPORTS OF COMMITTEES:

    0238
    The Committee on Government Operations, to which was referred on January 27, 2021 Docket #0238, an ordinance extending and enhancing protections for tenants facing displacement by condominium or cooperative conversion, submits a report recommending the ordinance ought to pass.

    MATTERS RECENTLY HEARD-FOR POSSIBLE ACTION:

    0104
    Message and order to declare surplus City-owned former Public Works Department parcel property known as Windsor Street in the Roxbury District (Ward 09 Parcel 02025020) will transfer the care, custody, management and control of said property to the Public Facilities Commission.

    0105
    Message and order to declare surplus two City-owned former Public Works Department parcels, to transfer the care, custody, management, and control of said properties to the Public Facilities Commission. The parcels are located in the Roxbury District at: Tremont Street (Ward 09 Parcel 02240020) and Melnea Cass Boulevard (Ward 9 Parcel 02225005).

    0307
    Order for a hearing regarding implementation of the Boston Police Reform Task Force's recommendations and the State Police Reform Bill.

    0262
    Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of Twenty Million Six Hundred Seventy Thousand Eight Hundred Ten Dollars ($20,670,810.00) in the form of a grant for the Emergency Rental Assistance, awarded by the United States Department of the Treasury to be administered by the Department of Neighborhood Development. The grant will fund assistance to household that are unable to pay rent and utilities due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    MOTIONS, ORDERS AND RESOLUTIONS:

    0396
    Councilor Mejia offered the following: Ordinance Amending City of Boston Code, Ordinances, Chapter VI, Section 6-10, Language and Communications Access for City Services.

    0397
    Councilors Arroyo and Janey offered the following: Ordinance on Surveillance Oversight and Information Sharing.

    0398
    Councilor Flynn offered the following: Order for a hearing on the safety of construction sites in the City of Boston.

    0399
    Councilor Essaibi-George offered the following: Order for a hearing regarding Gender Parity in the Naming of Public Art and Places.

    0400
    Councilor Essaibi-George offered the following: Petition for a Special Law regarding the Uniform Procurement Act.

    0401
    Councilor Bok offered the following: Resolution calling on the MBTA to continue full service of the #55 bus for the health and wellbeing of Boston's Fenway Residents.

    PERSONNEL ORDERS:

    0402
    Councilor Janey for Councilor Flaherty offered the following: Order for the appointment of temporary employees Alicia Payne and Quinn W. Valcich.

    GREEN SHEETS:

    Legislative Calendar for March 3, 2021.

    CONSENT AGENDA:

    0403
    Councilor Essaibi-George offered the following: Resolution recognizing Mel "Doctah" Reed.

    0404
    Councilor Edwards offered the following: Resolution in memory of Anna Daly.

    0405
    Councilor Edwards offered the following: Resolution in memory of Gerald Moretti.

    0406
    Councilor Flynn offered the following: Resolution in memory of James J. Donovan.

    0407
    Councilor Flynn offered the following: Resolution in memory of Frederick M. Rooney.

    0408
    Councilor Janey on behalf of the Council as a whole offered the following: Resolution in memory of Doris Bunte.