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City Council meeting

The City Council is holding a meeting on March 15 at 12 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:

    0414    Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend a grant of Four Hundred Thousand Dollars ($400,000.00) from various donors. The grant will fund programmatic initiatives, including the Immigrant Integration and Empowerment and English for New Bostonians and public events, including Citizenship Day.

    0415    Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend a grant of Fifty Thousand Dollars ($50,000.00) for the Hubway Bike Share system expansion, awarded by the Boston Planning and Development Agency to be administered by the Transportation Department. The grant will fund the City's overall effort to close critical Hubway gaps in transit dependent neighborhoods by adding one station in North Allston, to be matched with a second Hubway station to be funded from other sources.

    0416    Message and order to declare surplus City-owned former Public Works Department parcels located at the northeasterly corner of Ritchie Street and Columbus, in the Roxbury District (Ward 11, Parcel 00867010) to transfer care, custody, management and control of said property to the Public Facilities Commission.

    0417    Message and order to declare surplus City-owned former Public Works Department parcels located at Willow Court, in the Dorchester District (Ward 07, Parcel 03510000) to transfer care, custody, management and control of said property to the Public Facilities Commission.
     

  2. REPORTS OF PUBLIC OFFICERS AND OTHERS:

    0418    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 Project No. Mass. R-55, with respect to Parcel R-97.

  3. MATTERS RECENTLY HEARD-FOR POSSIBLE ACTION:

    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.

    0388    Message and order approving appropriations of Nine Million Two Hundred Two Thousand One Hundred Eight-One Dollars ($9,202,181.00) for the purpose of paying for the costs associated with roof and boiler replacement projects at the following schools: Boston Latin School – partial boiler replacement, James F. Condon Elementary School – boiler replacement, John W. McCormack Middle School – roof replacement, Paul A. Dever Elementary School – roof replacement, and the William E. Channing Elementary School – boiler replacement.  This includes the payment of all costs 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 the Boston Public Schools.

  4. MOTIONS, ORDERS AND RESOLUTIONS:

    0419    Councilors Essaibi-George and Pressley offered the following: Resolution in Support S257/HD3564 of an Act Providing Immediate Child Care Assistance to Homeless Families.

  5. GREEN SHEETS:

    Legislative Calendar for March 15, 2017.

  6. CONSENT AGENDA:

    0420    Councilor Pressley offered the following: Resolution in memory of Brianna Azura Hardy.

    0421    Councilor Pressley offered the following: Resolution recognizing Mr. Willie Hicks.

    0422    Councilors Baker and Essaibi-George offered the following: Resolution congratulating Sgt. John D. Burns.

    0423    Councilor LaMattina offered the following: Resolution in memory of Ignazio Gerardi.

    0424    Councilor Ciommo offered the following: Resolution in memory of Eveleen "Rae" Allen.

    0425    Councilor Essaibi-George offered the following: Resolution recognizing Junior Buissereth.

    0426    Councilor Essaibi-George offered the following: Resolution recognizing Catherine Weiskel.

    0427    Councilor Pressley offered the following: Resolution in memory of Freddy Wilson.

    0428    Councilor O'Malley offered the following: Resolution recognizing Commissioner Joseph Finn.

    0429    Councilor Essaibi-George offered the following: Resolution recognizing Irlande Plancher.

    0430    Councilor Essaibi-George offered the following: Resolution recognizing Michaelle Cineus.

    0431    Councilors Flaherty and Linehan offered the following: Resolution congratulating Brogan McGonagle.

    0432    Councilors Flaherty and Linehan offered the following: Resolution congratulating Maura Doyle.

    0433    Councilors Flaherty and Linehan offered the following: Resolution congratulating Patty Cloherty.

    0434    Councilors Flaherty and Linehan offered the following: Resolution congratulating Sal Paterna.

    0435    Councilor Jackson offered the following: Resolution recognizing John Matthew Borders IV.

    0436    Councilors Flaherty and LaMattina offered the following: Resolution in memory of Alfred Carrier.

    0437    Councilor O'Malley offered the following: Resolution recognizing Henia Handler

    0438    Councilor Flaherty offered the following: Resolution in memory of Catherine Morgan O'Flaherty.

    0439    Councilor Jackson offered the following: Resolution in memory of Judith Celes Simmons.

    0440    Councilor McCarthy offered the following: Resolution recognizing David Aguilar.