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City Council meeting

The City Council is holding a meeting on September 22 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:

    2021 0994
    Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of One Million Six Hundred Three Thousand One Hundred Twelve Dollars ($1,603,112.00) in the form a grant for the American Rescue Plan Act, Title III B awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, passed though the MA Executive Office of Elder Affairs, to be administered the Age Strong Commission. The grant will fund Supportive Services for older adults in Boston, for the period 4/1/21 through 6/30/22.

    2021 0995
    Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of One Million Four Hundred Six Thousand Three Hundred Thirty One Dollars ($1,406,331.00) in the form of a grant, for the American Rescue Plan Act Title III C Nutrition program, awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, passed through the MA Executive Office of Elder Affairs, to be administered by Age Strong Commission. The grant will fund nutrition services for older adults in Boston, for the period 4/1/21 through 6/30/22. 

    2021 0996
    Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of Four Hundred Twenty Three Thousand One Hundred Seventy Dollars ($423,170.00) in the form of a grant for the American Rescue Plan Act  Title III A, awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, passed through the MA Executive Office of Elder Affairs, to be administered by the Age Strong Commission. The grant will fund administration cost for planning and implementation by the Age Strong Commission, from 4/1/2021 to 9/14/2021.

    2021 0997
    Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of Three Hundred Ninety Four Thousand One Hundred Thirty Three Dollars ($394,133.00) in the form of a grant for the American Rescue Plan Act, Title III E, awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, passed through the MA Executive Office of Elder Affairs, to be administered by the Age Strong Commission. The grant will fund Family Caregiver Services for older adults in Boston, for the period 4/1/2021 through 6/30/22.

    2021 0998
    Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of Three Hundred Forty Five Thousand Six Hundred Seventy Eight Dollars ($345,678.00) in the form of a grant, for the FY22 Fair Housing Assistance Program, awarded by the United States Department of Housing & Urban Development to be administered by the Department of Fair Housing and Equity. The grant will fund processing and training cost related to housing discrimination complaints received by the Boston Fair Housing & Equity Commission.  

    2021 0999
    Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of One Hundred Fifty Seven Thousand Five Hundred Twenty Two Dollars ($157,522.00) in the form of a grant, for the American Rescue Plan Act, Title III D, awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, passed through the MA Executive Office of Elder Affairs, to be administered by the Age Strong Commission. The grant will fund the Long Term Care Ombudsman program, for the period 4/1/21 through 6/30/22.

    2021 1000
    Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of One Hundred Forty One Thousand Eight Hundred Sixty Five Dollars ($141,865.00) in the form of a grant for the Federal FY21 Title III: Expanding access to COVID 19 Vaccines via Aging Networks, awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, passed through the MA Executive Office of Elder Affairs, to be administered by the Age Strong Commission. The grant will fund direct services to combat vaccine hesitancy, support vaccine equity efforts, and provide transportation stipends, vouchers and or other related services.

    2021 1001
    Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expand the amount of One Hundred Forty Thousand One Hundred Twenty One Dollars ($140,121.00) in the form of a grant, for the American Rescue Plan Act, Title III D, awarded by the U.S. Department of Human Health and Services, passed though the MA Executive Office of Elder Affairs, to be administered by the Age Strong Commission. The grant will fund preventative health services for older adults in Boston, for the period 4/1/21 through 6/30/22.

    2021 1002
    Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of Eighty Four Thousand Nine Hundred Eighteen Dollars ($84,918.00) in the form of a grant for the FY21 Port Security, awarded by the United States Department of Homeland Security to be administered by the Police Department. The grant will fund BPD Harbor Patrol Unit vessels and equipment.

    2021 1003
    Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of Fifteen Thousand Seven Hundred Sixty Three Dollars ($15,763.00) in the form of a grant, for the Federal FY21 Title III: Expanding Access to COVID 19 Vaccines via Aging Networks, awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, passed through the MA Executive Office of Elder Affairs, to the administered by the Age Strong Commission. The grant will fund staff time to implement expanded vaccine access services to older adults. 

  3. REPORTS OF PUBLIC OFFICERS AND OTHERS:

    2021 1004
    Communication was received from the City Clerk of the Agreement Between the City of Boston and 140 Clarendon LL Limited Partnership Pursuant to Chapter 121A, Section 6A of the Massachusetts General Laws.

     

  4. REPORTS OF COMMITTEES:

    2021 0775
    Councilor O'Malley offered the following: The Committee on Government Operations, to which was referred on June 16, 2021, Docket #0775, Ordinance Amending City of Boston Code, Ordinances, Chapter VII, Sections 7 2.1 and 7 2.2, Building Energy Reporting and Disclosure (BERDO), submits a report recommending that the ordinance ought to pass in a new draft.
     

  5. MATTERS RECENTLY HEARD FOR POSSIBLE ACTION:

    2021 0398
    Councilor Flynn offered the following: Order for a hearing on the safety of construction sites in the City of Boston.

    2021 0562
    Councilor Arroyo offered the following: Petition for a Special Law re: An Act Providing Certain Retirement Benefits for the Widow of a Former Firefighter in the City of Boston.

    2021 0953
    Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of Twenty Five Million Dollars ($25,000,000.00) in the form of a grant for the Commonwealth Builder Program, awarded by the Massachusetts Housing Partnership to be administered by the Department of Neighborhood Development. The grant will fund the creation of workforce homeownership housing units and the long term availability of those units to eligible moderate income households.

    2021 0955
    Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of Four Million Dollars ($4,000,000.00) in the form of a grant for the Allston Brighton Homeowner Fund, awarded by the Boston Redevelopment Authority to be administered by the Department of Neighborhood Development. The grant will fund programming to foster affordable homeownership and homeowner stability in Allston Brighton.  

    2021 0859
    Councilor Arroyo offered the following: Petition for a Special Law re: An act directing the City of Boston Police Department to waive the maximum age requirement for police officers for Daniel Flores.
     

  6. MOTIONS, ORDERS AND RESOLUTIONS:

    2021 1005
    Councilor Edwards and Bok offered the following: Petition for a Special Law RE: An Act Relative to Boston and Non Criminal Disposition of Fines.

    2021 1006
    Councilor Arroyo and Mejia offered the following: Resolution Recognizing September as Suicide Prevention and Action Month in the City of Boston.

    2021 1007
    Councilor Mejia offered the following: Resolution Calling on Congress to Affirm Reproductive Freedom and Pass the Women's Health Protections Act.

  7. GREEN SHEETS:

    Legislative Calendar for September 22, 2021.

  8. CONSENT AGENDA:

    2021 1008
    Resolution recognizing Kathryn Niforos.

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