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City Council meeting

The City Council is holding a meeting on September 29 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 1010
    Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to apply for, and to accept and expend, the Federal Fiscal Year 2021 Continuum of Care grant funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in the amount not to exceed Forty Five Million Dollars ($45,000,000.00) These funds will be used to support programs that provide services and housing to persons experiencing homelessness.

    2021 1011
    Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of One Million Seven Hundred Sixty Eight Thousand Three Hundred Seventy Eight Dollars and Fifty Six Cents ($1,768,378.56) in the form of a grant for the FY22 State Elder Lunch Program, awarded by the MA Executive Office of Elder Affairs to be administered by the Age Strong Commission. The grant will fund nutrition services for up to 284,394 older adults in the City of Boston at $6.24 per meal.

    2021 1012
    Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of One Million Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($1,500,000.00) in the form of a grant for the FY21 Securing the Cities, awarded by the United States Department of Homeland Security to be administered by the Police Department. The grant will fund Year 2 of the Securing the Cities grant project, which enhances the ability of the United States to detect and prevent terrorist attacks and other high consequence events utilizing nuclear or other radiological materials that pose a threat to homeland security in high risk urban areas.

    2021 1013
    Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of Seven Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars ($750,000.00) in the form of a Land Water Conservation Fund grant awarded by the National Park Service, passed through the Massachusetts  Division of Conservation Services, to be administered by the Boston Parks and Recreation Department. The grant will be used for improvements at Malcolm X Park that will make paths, entrances, and play areas compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

    2021 1014
    Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($500,000.00) in the form of a grant for the FY21 Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program, awarded by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture USDA to be administered by the Office of Food Access. The grant will fund projects to increase the purchase of fresh fruits and vegetables by low income SNAP consumers.

    2021 1015
    Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept equipment valued at Forty Six Thousand Seven Hundred Twenty Five Dollars ($46,725.00) from the Thermo Environmental Instruments, LLC for the purpose of detecting COVID 19 in the air.
     

  3. REPORTS OF PUBLIC OFFICERS AND OTHERS:

    2021 1016
    Notice was received from the Acting Mayor of the appointment of Leslie Harris as a member to the Office of Police Accountability and Transparency (OPAT) Commission.

    2021 1017
    Notice was received from the Acting Mayor of the appointment of E. Peter Alvarez as a member of the Civilian Review Board of the Office of Police Accountability and Transparency.

    2021 1018
    Notice was received from the Acting Mayor of the appointment of Danny Y. Rivera, Jr., as a member of the Civilian Review Board of the Office of Police Accountability and Transparency.

    2021 1019
    Notice was received from the Acting Mayor of the appointment of Joshua Dankhoff as a member of the Civilian Review Board of the Office of Police Accountability and Transparency.

    2021 1020
    Notice was received from the Acting Mayor of the appointment of Dexter G. Miller as a member of the Civilian Review Board of the Office of Police Accountability and Transparency.

    2021 1021
    Notice was received from the Acting Mayor of the appointment of Leslie Harris as a Chair of the Internal Affairs Oversight Panel.

    2021 1022
    Notice was received from the Acting Mayor of the appointment of Stephanie Everett as a Chair to the Office of Police Accountability and Transparency (OPAT) Commission.

    2021 1023
    Communication was received from Susan L. Sullivan executive Director Newmarket Business Association regarding the proposed petition for Newmarket Business Improvement District.
     

  4. MATTERS RECENTLY HEARD FOR POSSIBLE ACTION:

    2021 0860
    Councilor Arroyo offered the following: Order for a hearing to discuss the redistricting process in the City of Boston.

  5. MOTIONS, ORDERS AND RESOLUTIONS:

    2021 1024
    Councilor Breadon and Edwards offered the following: Order for a Hearing to Review Rental Unit Conditions, Standards, and Inspections in the City of Boston

    2021 1025
    Councilor O'Malley offered the following: Resolution in recognition of the achievements of former Mayor Thomas M. Menino in the City of Boston.

    2021 1026
    Councilor Edwards offered the following: Resolution in Support of Amending the Downtown Municipal Harbor Plan.

  6. PERSONNEL ORDERS:

    2021 1027
    Councilor O'Malley for Councilor Flaherty offered the following: Order for the appointment of temporary employee Mary Karski in City Council effective October 2, 2021. 

    2021 1028
    Councilor O'Malley for Councilor Bok offered the following: Order for the appointment of temporary employee Jonathan Spillane in City Council.

    2021 1029
    Councilor O'Malley offered the following:  Order for the appointment of temporary employees Peter Favorito, Ana Fonseca, Michael Giordano and Jessica Morris in City Council
     

  7. GREEN SHEETS:

    Legislative Calendar for September 29, 2021.
     

  8. CONSENT AGENDA:

    2021 1030
    Councilor O'Malley offered the following: Resolution recognizing Heidi Weston.

    2021 1031
    Councilor O'Malley offered the following: Resolution in memory of Ronald Paul "Ronnie" O'Keefe.

    2021 1032
    Councilor Bok offered the following: Resolution recognizing James "Jimmy" Jackson. 

    2021 1033
    Councilor O'Malley offered the following: Resolution recognizing Chris Lovett.

    2021 1034
    Councilor Flaherty offered the following: Resolution recognizing William Paul Golden.

    2021 1035
    Councilor Campbell offered the following: Resolution recognizing Walter Joe Bass.

     

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