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City Council meeting

The City Council is holding a meeting on October 27 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:

    1108
    Message and order for the confirmation of the appointment of Vicki Kayser Rugo, as a member of the Study Committee to prepare the report for the potential designation of a Withington House Architectural Conservation District.
    1109
    Message and order for the confirmation of the appointment of Andrew F. Saxe, as a member of the Study Committee to prepare the report for the potential designation of a Withington House Architectural Conservation District.
    1110
    Message and order for the confirmation of the appointment of Marti A. Glynn, as a member of the Study Committee to prepare the report for the potential designation of a Withington House Architectural Conservation District.
    1111
    Message and order for the confirmation of the appointment of Kirsten Hoffman, as a member of the Study Committee to prepare the report for the potential designation of a Withington House Architectural Conservation District.
    1112
    Message and order for the confirmation of the appointment of Carole L. Mooney, as a member of the Study Committee to prepare the report for the potential designation of a Withington House Architectural Conservation District.
    1113
    Message and order for the confirmation of the appointment of Susan Goganian, as a member of the Study Committee to prepare the report for the potential designation of a Withington House Architectural Conservation District.
    1114
    Message and order for the confirmation of the appointment of Diana Parcon, as a member of the Study Committee to prepare the report for the potential designation of a Withington House Architectural Conservation District.
    1115
    Message and order for the confirmation of the appointment of Christopher Hall, as a member of the Study Committee to prepare the report for the potential designation of a Withington House Architectural Conservation District.
    1116
    Message and order for the confirmation of the appointment of Lynn Smiledge, as a member of the Study Committee to prepare the report for the potential designation of a Withington House Architectural Conservation District.
    1117
    Message and order for the confirmation of the appointment of Earl Taylor, as a member of the Study Committee to prepare the report for the potential designation of a Withington House Architectural Conservation District.
    1118
    Message and order for the confirmation of the appointment of John Freeman, as a member of the Study Committee to prepare the report for the potential designation of a Withington House Architectural Conservation District.
    1119
    Message and order for the confirmation of the appointment of Carole L. Mooney, as a member of the Study Committee to prepare the report for the potential designation of a Swan House Architectural Conservation District.
    1120
    Message and order for the confirmation of the appointment of Andrew F. Saxe, as a member of the Study Committee to prepare the report for the potential designation of a Swan House Architectural Conservation District.
    1121
    Message and order for the confirmation of the appointment of Diana Parcon, as a member of the Study Committee to prepare the report for the potential designation of a Swan House Architectural Conservation District.
    1122
    Message and order for the confirmation of the appointment of Vicki Kayser Rugo, as a member of the Study Committee to prepare the report for the potential designation of a Swan House Architectural Conservation District.
    1123
    Message and order for the confirmation of the appointment of Earl Taylor, as a member of the Study Committee to prepare the report for the potential designation of a Swan House Architectural Conservation District.
    1124
    Message and order for the confirmation of the appointment of John Freedman, as a member of the Study Committee to prepare the report for the potential designation of a Swan House Architectural Conservation District.
    1125
    Message and order for the confirmation of the appointment of Marti A. Glynn, as a member of the Study Committee to prepare the report for the potential designation of a Swan House Architectural Conservation District.
    1126
    Message and order for the confirmation of the appointment of Christopher Hall, as a member of the Study Committee to prepare the report for the potential designation of a Swan House Architectural Conservation District.
    1127
    Message and order for the confirmation of the appointment of Kirsten Hoffman, as a member of the Study Committee to prepare the report for the potential designation of a Swan House Architectural Conservation District.
    1128
    Message and order for the confirmation of the appointment of Susan Goganian, as a member of the Study Committee to prepare the report for the potential designation of a Swan House Architectural Conservation District.
    1129
    Message and order for the confirmation of the appointment of Lynn Smiledge, as a member of the Study Committee to prepare the report for the potential designation of a Swan House Architectural Conservation District.
     

  3. REPORTS OF PUBLIC OFFICERS AND OTHERS:

    1130
    Notice was received from the Acting Mayor of the appointment of Stephanie Everett, as Executive Director of Police Accountability and Transparency, effective May 3, 2021.
    1131
    Notice was received from the Acting Mayor of the appointment of Mariama White Hammond, as Chief of Environment, Energy and Open Space, effective April  26, 2021.
    1132
    Notice was received from the Acting Mayor of the appointment of Sean Lydon, as Interim Commissioner of Inspectional Service Department, effective April 19, 2021.
    1133
    Notice was received from the Acting Mayor of the appointment of Mary Churchill, as Chief of Policy and Planning, effective February 22, 2021.
    1134
    Notice was received from the Acting Mayor of the appointment of Dion Irish, as Chief of Operation, effective April 19, 2021.

     

  4. REPORTS OF COMMITTEES:

    0845
    The Committee on Public Safety & Criminal Justice, to which was referred on July 19, 2021, Docket #0845, Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of One Million One Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars ($1,150,000.00) in the form of a grant for a comprehensive, inter agency strategy that connects law enforcement, employment, education, public health and youth development agencies to reduce youth violence in the Commonwealth. This additional funding increases the total grant to $2,300,000.00 over two years, awarded by the MA Executive Office of Health and Human Services to be administered by the Police Department. The grant will fund FY22 and FY23 Safe and Successful Youth Initiative, submits a report recommending that the order ought to pass.
    0956
    The Committee on Public Safety and Criminal Justice, to which was referred on September 24, 2021, Docket #0956, Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of Three Hundred Ninety Nine Thousand Four Hundred Eighteen Dollars and Seventy Three Cents ($399,418.73) in the form of a grant for the FY22 State 911 Training Grant, awarded by the MA Executive Office of Public Safety & Security to be administered  by the Police Department. The grant will fund the training and certification of Enhanced 911 Telecommunications staff, submits a report recommending the order ought to pass.
    0954
    The Committee on Public Safety and Criminal Justice to which was referred on September 24, 2021, Docket #0954, 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 FY22 Public Safety Answering Point Support and Incentive Grant, awarded by the MA Executive Office of Public Safety & Security to be administered by the Police Department. The Grant will fund costs associated with providing Enhanced 911 Services, submits a report recommending that the order ought to pass.
    1012
    The Committee on Public Safety and Criminal Justice, to which was referred on October 4, 2021, Docket #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, submits a report recommending the order ought pass.
    1010
    The Committee on Housing and Community Development, to which was referred on September 29, 2021, Docket #1010 an 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, submits a report recommending the order ought to pass.
    1036
    The Committee on Public Safety and Criminal Justice, to which was referred on October 4, 2021, Docket #1036, Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of Two Hundred Thirty Nine Thousand Two Hundred Fifty Four Dollars ($239,254.00) in the form of a grant, for the FY2020 DNA Capacity Enhancement and Backlog Reduction Program, awarded by the United States Department of Justice to be administered by the Police Department. The grant will fund two Criminalist positions, overtime, lab supplies, and continuing education expenses, submits a report recommending that the order ought to pass.
     

  5. MATTERS RECENTLY HEARD FOR POSSIBLE ACTION:

    0734
    Councilor Mejia and Bok offered the following: Order for a hearing regarding reparations and their impact on the civil rights of Black Bostonians.
    0600
    Councilor Mejia offered the following: Ordinance to Create a Task Force to Address Literacy Rates in the City of Boston.
     

  6. MOTIONS, ORDERS AND RESOLUTIONS:

    1135
    Councilor Mejia offered the following: Resolution Supporting H.1339/S.829 An Act to Guarantee Debt Free Public Higher Education.

  7. GREEN SHEETS:

    Legislative Calendar for October 27, 2021.

  8. CONSENT AGENDA:

    1136
    Councilor O'Malley offered the following: Resolution in memory of Marc F. Colimon.
    1137
    Councilor O'Malley offered the following: Resolution in memory of Myrle Ann Dougherty.
    1138
    Councilor O'Malley offered the following: Resolution congratulating Janice Williams.
    1139
    Councilor O'Malley offered the following: Resolution congratulating 58 runners for their completion of the 125th Boston Marathon.
    1140
    Councilor Bok offered the following: Resolution honoring Charles Davis.
    1141
    Councilor O'Malley offered the following: Resolution congratulating Stephan Giorgio.
    1142
    Councilor Flynn and Mejia offered the following: Resolution for 26th Annual Boston Turkish Arts and Culture Festival.
    1143
    Councilor Campbell offered the following: Resolution recognizing The Turkish American Cultural Society of New England.

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