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City Council meeting

The City Council is holding a meeting on March 1 at 2 p.m.

All meetings are open to the public. You can also watch meetings on Comcast channel 8, RCN channel 82, and online at Boston.gov.

Please note

The schedule for meetings is subject to change at the call of the City Council president.

Discussion Topics

  1. COMMUNICATIONS FROM HIS HONOR, THE MAYOR:.

    0339 Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to submit to the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) Statements of Interest for Accelerated Repair Program for the following schools: Chittick Elementary School, East Boston High School, James Curley K-8, Joyce Kilmer K-8, Marshall/Up Academy K-8, O'Donnell School K-5, Oliver Perry K-8, Russell School K-5, Sumner School K-5, Timilty Middle School and Tobin School K-8. The Statements of Interest describe and explain the deficiencies and priority category for which the City of Boston may be invited to apply to the Massachusetts School Building Authority in the future.

    0340 Message and order approving a Home Rule Petition to the General Court entitled “Petition for a Special Law Re: An Act Authorizing the Economic Development and Industrial Corporation of Boston (EDIC) to Qualify as Single Energy Services Company for the Design Construction, Operation, Maintenance, and Financing of a District Energy/Microgrid Project and Related Energy Savings Performance Contract to Serve Public and Private Owners and Tenants in the Raymond L. Flynn Marine Park."

    0341 Message and order approving a supplemental appropriation of Seven Million Seven Hundred Forty-Six Thousand Three Hundred Dollars ($7,746,300.00) to cover the FY17 cost items contained within the collective bargaining agreements between the City of Boston and the Boston Patrolmen's Association. The terms of the contracts are July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017 and July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2020. The major provisions of the contracts include base wage increases of 2% effective the first pay period of July of each fiscal year. The agreement also includes increases to existing Quinn Bill/Education benefits, modified steps beginning in July 2016, and increase to hazardous duty pay beginning in July 2017. Filed in the City Clerk's Office on February 17, 2017.

    0342 Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend a grant of Forty Thousand Dollars ($40,000.00) for the FY17 Mass Decontamination Units from the US Department of Human Services as a pass through the Massachusetts Department of Public Health to be administered by the Boston Fire Department.

    0343 Message and order authorizing the Police Commissioner to accept and expend a grant of Twenty-Five Thousand Dollars ($25,000.00) for the FY16 Paul Coverdell Forensic Science Improvements, awarded by the National Institute of Justice, passed through the Massachusetts State Police/Crime Laboratory.

    0344 Message and order authorizing the Police Commissioner to accept and expend a grant of Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000.00) from the Detective Joe Gallant Memorial Foundation, for the purpose of supporting the efforts of the Family Justice Center.

    0345 Message and order authorizing the Police Commissioner to accept and expend a grant of Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000.00)) from the Detective Joe Gallant Memorial Foundation. The grant will fund training and equipment for the Peer Support Unit.

  2. REPORTS OF PUBLIC OFFICERS AND OTHERS:

    0346 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 January 11, 2017.

    0347 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 January 25, 2017.

    0348 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 1, 2017.

    0349 Notice was received from the Mayor of his absence from the City from 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, February 22nd, until 4:30 P.M. on Wednesday, February 22nd 2017.

    0350 Notice was received from the Mayor of his absence from the City from 6:30 A.M. on Friday, February 24th, until 4:30 P.M. on Friday, February 24th 2017.

    0351 Communication was received from Brian P. Golden, Director of the Boston Planning and Development Agency regarding Proposed Minor Modification to the Charlestown Urban Renewal Plan.

  3. REPORTS OF COMMITTEES:

    0179 The Committee on Government Operations, to which was referred on January 25, 2017 Docket #0179, message and order approving a Home Rule Petition to the General Court entitled “An Act Relative to Certain Affordable Housing in the East Boston Section of the City of Boston", submits a report recommending the home rule petition ought to pass.

    0180 The Committee on Government Operations, to which was referred on January 25, 2017 Docket #0180, message and order approving a Home Rule Petition to the General Court entitled “An Act Relative to Certain Affordable Housing in the South End Section of the City of Boston”, submits a report recommending the home rule petition ought to pass.

    0319 The Committee on Government Operations, to which was referred on February 15, 2017 Docket #0319, order approving a petition for a special law re:  “An Act Relative to Voting Precincts in the City of Boston”, submits a report recommending the home rule petition ought to pass.

  4. MATTERS RECENTLY HEARD-FOR POSSIBLE ACTION:

    0248 Message and order authorizing the City of Boston Environment Department to accept and expend a grant of Eight Hundred Thirty-Five Thousand Dollars ($835,000.00) from the Barr Foundation, the grant would fund a set of community resilience strategies recommended by the Boston Green Ribbon Commission to address climate risk.

    0176 Message and order approving a Home Rule Petition to the General Court “Regarding the Composition of the Boston Art Commission".

    0181 Message and order approving a Home Rule Petition to the General Court entitled "An Act Relative to Surcharges Imposed to Finance the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center."

    0250 Message and order for local municipal approval of the application of Podium Developer LLC ("the Developer") relating to the Boston Garden Economic Development Project (the "Boston Garden EDP") under the Commonwealth's "I-Cubed" Program.

    0199 Order that the Committee on Healthy Women, Families and Communities will host a series of policy briefings related to key topics in early education and childcare.

     MOTIONS, ORDERS AND RESOLUTIONS:

    0352 Councilors Campbell and Linehan offered the following: Order for a hearing regarding a Boston Fire Department cadet program.

    0353 Councilor Jackson offered the following: Ordinance Regarding the Prohibition of Research Designated as Biosafety Level 4 (BSL 4).

    0354 Councilor Wu offered the following: Ordinance Regarding the Right of Free Petition.

  5. PERSONNEL ORDERS:

    0355 Councilor Wu offered the following: Order for the appointment of temporary employees in City Council.

  6. GREEN SHEETS:

    Legislative Calendar for March 1, 2017.

  7. CONSENT AGENDA:

    0356 Councilor McCarthy offered the following: Resolution recognizing Joseph Dashner.

    0357 Councilor Flaherty offered the following: Resolution in memory of Blanche "Nana" Spitz.

    0358 Councilor Wu offered the following: Resolution in memory of Henry A. Wood III.

    0359 Councilor O'Malley offered the following: Resolution recognizing William Carroll.

    0360 Councilor O'Malley offered the following: Resolution recognizing Karl Schlesinger.

    0361 Councilor LaMattina offered the following: Resolution in memory of William "Billy" Martino.

    0362 Councilors Campbell and Pressley offered the following: Resolution recognizing 12 families for their multi-generational commitment to the City of Boston and continued contribution to their community.

    0363 Councilor O'Malley offered the following: Resolution recognizing eight people for their extraordinary contributions to the community and dedication to education and public safety.

    0364 Councilor LaMattina offered the following: Resolution recognizing Tertulia's Café.

    0365 Councilor LaMattina offered the following: Resolution in memory of Jean McLaughlin.

    0366 Councilor LaMattina offered the following: Resolution in memory of Helen G. Iudica.

    0367 Councilor LaMattina offered the following: Resolution in memory of John Rosario.

    0368 Councilor LaMattina offered the following: Resolution in memory of Eleanor Saraceni.

    0369 Councilors Baker, Linehan and Essaibi-George offered the following: Resolution in memory of Kevin Cellucci.

    0370 Councilor Jackson offered the following: Resolution recognizing FUNDOARCU.

    0371 Councilors Essaibi-George and Linehan offered the following: Resolution recognizing Emilios Ventouris.

    0372 Councilors Flaherty and Linehan offered the following: Resolution recognizing Mona Connolly Casper.

    0373 Councilors Flaherty and Linehan offered the following: Resolution recognizing Betty Flaherty.

    0374 Councilors Flaherty and Linehan offered the following: Resolution recognizing Oderra Jones.

    0375 Councilors Flaherty and Linehan offered the following: Resolution recognizing Bobby Linehan.

    0376 Councilors Flaherty and offered the following: Resolution recognizing Catalina Colon.

    0377 Councilor McCarthy offered the following: Resolution in memory of Argero Kazis.

    0378 Councilor Pressley offered the following: Resolution recognizing 12 people/organizations for the 9th Annual African American Ball.

    0379 Councilor Essaibi-George offered the following: Resolution in memory of Arthur McNamara

    0380 Councilor Wu offered the following: Resolution congratulating the Yee Fung Toy Family Association.

    0381 Councilor Ciommo offered the following: Resolution in memory of Abdulhadi Nouman Faisal.

    0382 Councilor Wu offered the following: Resolution congratulating Loong Kong Tien Yee Association.

    0383 Councilors O'Malley and McCarthy offered the following: Resolution in memory of Walter Michalik.

    0384 Councilor O'Malley offered the following: Resolution in memory of Frances Duggan.

    0385 Councilor O'Malley offered the following: Resolution in memory of Paul V. Buckley.

    0386 Councilor Flaherty offered the following: resolution recognizing Jonathan D. Lucas.

    0387 Councilor McCarthy offered the following: Resolution in memory of Siobhan Spillane Wing.