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City Council meeting

The City Council is holding a meeting on June 23 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. APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES
  2. COMMUNICATIONS FROM HER HONOR, THE MAYOR:

    0801    Message and order for Annual Appropriation and Tax Order for FY2022.
    Filed in the Office of the Clerk on June 18, 2021.

    0802    Message and order for Annual Appropriation for the School Department for FY2022.
    Filed in the Office of the Clerk on June 18, 2021.

    0803    Message and order approving an appropriation of Forty Million Dollars ($40,000,000.00) to the Other Post-Employment Benefits (OPEB) Liability Trust Fund established under Section 20 of Massachusetts General Law Chapter 32B.
    Filed in the Office of the Clerk on June 18, 2021

    0804    Message and order approving an appropriation of Twelve Million Six Hundred Thousand Dollars ($12,600,000) from the City’s Capital Grant Fund in order to provide funding for various transportation and public realm improvements. These projects are aligned with the goals of the Go Boston 2030, the City’s transportation master plan. The funds shall be credited to the Capital Grant fund from the Parking Meter Fund. 
    Filed in the Office of the Clerk on June 18, 2021.

    0805    Message and order approving an appropriation of Two Million Dollars ($2,000,000.00) from the City’s Capital Grant fund to address the impact of transportation network services on municipal roads, bridges, and other transportation infrastructure or any other public purpose substantially related to the operation of transportation network services in the city. Such funds will be transferred and credited to the Capital Grant Fund from revenue received from the Commonwealth Transportation Infrastructure Enhancement Trust Fund.
    Filed in the Office of the Clerk on June 18, 2021.

    0806    Message and order authorizing the appropriations of One Million Three Hundred Thousand Dollars ($1,300,000.00) from the income of the George Francis Parkman Fund. The funds are to be expended under the direction of the Commissioner of Parks and Recreation for the maintenance and improvement of Boston Common and Parks in existence since January 12, 1887.

    0807    Message and order approving an appropriation of Four Million Four Hundred Thousand Dollars ($4,400,000.00) from the 21st Century Fund, also known as the Public Educational, or Governmental (PEG) Access and Cable Related Fund, pursuant to Section 53F 3/4 of Chapter 44 of the General Laws, to the PEG Access and Cable Related Grant for cable related purposes consistent with the franchise agreement between the cable operator and the city including but not limited to: (i) supporting public, educational or governmental access cable television services; (ii) monitoring compliance of cable operator with the franchise agreement; or (iii) preparation of renewal of the franchise license.

    0808    Message and order approving an appropriation of Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($500,000.00) from the City’s Boston Equity Fund to create a special revenue project grant in order to support equity applicants and licensees, as defined by the Equity program, and to established and operate a cannabis business in the City of Boston. The fund shall be credited to the special Revenue Grant Fund from the Boston Equity Fund established pursuant City of Boston Ordinances Chapter 8 Section 13: Establishing the Equitable Regulation of the Cannabis Industry in the City of Boston.

    0809    Message and order approving an appropriation order in the amount of Ninety-One Million Two Hundred Seventy Thousand Dollars ($91,270,000.00) for the purpose of paying cost of designing, construction, equipping, and furnishing a new building for the William E. Carter School, that is to be built on the site of its current location at 396 Northampton Street in the City of Boston, including the payment of all cost incidental or related thereto, and for which the City of Boston may be eligible for a grant from the Massachusetts School Building Authority (“MSBA”), said amount to be expended under the direction of the Public Facilities Department on behalf of Boston Public School.

    0810    Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of Fifty- Five Million Dollars ($55,000,000,00) in the form of a grant, awarded by the United States Department of Treasury to be administered by the City of Boston’s Chief Financial Officer/Collector Treasurer. This grant payment is made from the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund (CLFRF) in the Treasury of the United States established by Section 9901 of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA).

    0811    Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of Four Hundred Eighty Thousand Dollars ($480,000.00) in the form of a grant, awarded by BOSTON CHNA-CHIP COLLABORATIVE to be administered by the Office HHS. This grant will fund a city-wide Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) and Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) process.

    0812    Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of Two Hundred Thirty-Nine Thousand Dollars ($239,000.00) in the form of a grant for the 2021 Transportation Construction grant, awarded by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission to be administered by the Transportation Department. The grant will fund the Lost Village Project in the Charlestown neighborhood.

    0813    Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of Two Hundred Thousand Dollars ($200,000.00) in the form of a grant for the 2021 Transportation Planning grant, awarded by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission to by the Transportation Department. The grant will fund a portion of the design cost under the Tetra Tech contract for the Sullivan Square/Rutherford Avenue Project.

    0814    Message and order for your approval an Order authorizing the City of Boston Conservation Commission to receive a property located at Morrison Street (unnumbered) in the Roslindale neighborhood of Boston and identified by the City of Boston Assessing Department parcel identification number 2005165000 ( the “Property”).

     

  3. REPORTS OF PUBLIC OFFICERS AND OTHERS:

    0815    Notice was received from the Acting Mayor of the reappointment of Betty Francisco as a member of the Boston School Committee Nominating Panel.

  4. MATTERS RECENTLY HEARD-FOR POSSIBLE ACTION:

    0685    An Order Regarding a Text Amendment to the Boston Zoning Code with respect to parking minimums for affordable housing.

  5. MOTIONS, ORDERS AND RESOLUTIONS:

    0816    Councilors Flynn and Campbell offered the following: Order for a hearing on domestic violence and sexual assault in the City of Boston.

    0817    Councilor Essaibi-George offered the following: Resolution in support of AOT Legislation, Bill H.2121

    0818    Councilors Wu and Mejia offered the following: Resolution recognizing June as Black Restaurant Month.

  6. GREEN SHEETS:

    Legislative Calendar for June 23, 2021.

  7. CONSENT AGENDA:

    0819    Councilor O'Malley offered the following: Resolution in memory of Robert F. Costello.

    0820    Councilor O'Malley offered the following: Resolution in memory of Roberta A. Gorham.

    0821    Councilors O'Malley and Arroyo offered the following: Resolution in memory of Ennio M. Catalano.

    0822    Councilor Flaherty offered the following: Resolution congratulating Tom Callahan.

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