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City Council meeting

The City Council is holding a meeting on March 10 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:

    0410
    Message and order for the confirmation of the appointment of Martha McNamara as a member of the Beacon Hill Architectural Commission for a term expiring on May 1, 2026.

    0411
    Message and order for the confirmation of the reappointment of Pamela Beal as a member of the Back Bay West/Bay State Road Architectural Conservation Commission for a term expiring on June 30, 2023.

    0412
    Message and order for the confirmation of the reappointment of Terri North as an alternate member of the Back Bay West/Bay State Road Architectural Conservation Commission for a term expiring on June 30, 2023.

    REPORTS OF PUBLIC OFFICERS AND OTHERS:

    0413
    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 24, 2021.

    0414
    Notice was received from the Mayor of the appointment of Henry C. Luthin as Corporation Counsel, effective March 8, 2021.

    MATTERS RECENTLY HEARD-FOR POSSIBLE ACTION:

    0348
    Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of Two Hundred Forty-Five Thousand Nine Hundred Dollars ($245,900.00) in the form of a grant for the FY21 Local Culture Council Program, awarded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council to be administered by the Office of Arts & Culture. The grant will fund the Boston Cultural Council sub-grants.

    0164
    Order for a hearing to discuss property taxes and assistance programs for seniors & long-term residents facing difficulties during COVID19.

    0297
    Order for a hearing regarding a City-level Conservation Corps for Boston.

    0143
    Order for a hearing regarding the Boston Police Department's gang database.

    0216
    Ordinance to Establish Guidelines for Permitting Residential Kitchens.

    MOTIONS, ORDERS AND RESOLUTIONS:

    0415
    Councilor Mejia offered the following: Order regarding a text amendment for the Boston Zoning Code to add retail residential kitchens as an accessory home occupation.

    0416
    Councilor Wu offered the following: Order for a hearing regarding Inclusion of Daycare Facilities zoning restrictions.

    0417
    Councilor Campbell offered the following: Order for a hearing regarding inaccuracies in Analyze Boston's crime incident report datasets.

    0418
    Councilor Arroyo offered the following: Order for a hearing to discuss off-leash dog recreation spaces in the City of Boston.

    0419
    Councilor Breadon offered the following: Resolution Designating March as Women's History Month and March 8 as International Women's Day.

    PERSONNEL ORDERS:

    0420
    Councilor Janey for Councilor Mejia offered the following: Order for the appointment of temporary employees Courtney Davis and Sandra Sanchez Saavedra in City Council.

    0421
    Councilor Janey for Councilor Bok offered the following: Order for the appointment of temporary employee Kennedy Avery in City Council.

    0422
    Councilor Janey for Councilor Essaibi-George offered the following: Order for the appointment of temporary employees Karen Foley, Rachel Nagin, and Jessica Rodriguez in City Council.

    GREEN SHEETS:

    Legislative Calendar for March 10, 2021.

    CONSENT AGENDA:

    0423
    Councilor Essaibi-George offered the following: Resolution recognizing Anthony Stewart.

    0424
    Councilor Essaibi-George offered the following: Resolution in memory of Marie Solange Joseph Vital.

    0425
    Councilor Flaherty offered the following: Resolution in memory of Nicholas P. Racheotes.

    0426
    Councilor Edwards offered the following: Resolution in memory of Edith "Edie" De Angelis.

    0427
    Councilors Flynn and Flaherty offered the following: Resolution in memory of Adrian C. Van Dorpe.

    0428
    Councilors Flynn and Flaherty offered the following: Resolution in memory of Paula (Coveney) Neff.

    0429
    Councilors Flaherty and Flynn offered the following: Resolution recognizing Sister Evelyn Hurley.

    0430
    Councilor Flynn offered the following: Resolution recognizing the Chinese American Alliance.

    0431
    Councilor Flynn offered the following: Resolution recognizing Cao Dang Xiao Lu.

    0432
    Councilor Flynn offered the following: Resolution recognizing Tsinghua Alumni in Boston.

    0433
    Councilor Flynn offered the following: Resolution recognizing The North American Hangzhou Association.