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City Council meeting

The City Council is holding a meeting on May 10 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:

    0695    Message and order approving an appropriation for Four Million Four Hundred Thousand Dollars ($4,400,000.00) from the income of  the 21st Century Fund, also known as the Public, Educational or Governmental (PEG) Access and Cable Related Fund, in support of public, educational, and government (PEG) access.

    0696    Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend a grant of Thirty-Three Thousand Nine Hundred Thirty-One Dollars ($33,931.00) awarded by the Massachusetts Department of Revenue to be administered by the Environment Department, for the Climate Ready Boston Community Leader Program.

  2. REPORTS OF PUBLIC OFFICERS AND OTHERS:

    0697    Notice was received from the Mayor of the appointment of Richard DePiano, as Temporary First Assistant Collector-Treasurer for a period of sixty days, effective May 2, 2017.

    0698    Notice was received from the Mayor of the appointment of Anthony Dello Iacono, as Temporary Second Assistant Collector-Treasurer for a period of sixty days, effective May 2, 2017.

    0699    Communication from Councilor LaMattina regarding recommendations from Boston City Council Transportation Policy Briefing Series.

    0700    Communication was received from Councilor Andrea J. Campbell that the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute has no business before the City of Boston or the Boston City Council.
     

  3. REPORTS OF COMMITTEES:

    0561    The Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred on April 12, 2017 Docket #0561, message and order authorizing the appropriations of One Million Two Hundred Thousand Dollars ($1,200,000.00) from the income of the George Francis Parkman Fund. The funds are to be expended under the direction of the Commissioner of Parks and Recreation for the maintenance and improvement of Boston Common and Parks in existence since January 12, 1887, submits a report recommending the order ought to pass.

     

  4. MATTERS RECENTLY HEARD-FOR POSSIBLE ACTION:

    0106    Message and order approving a Home Rule Petition to the General Court entitled “Petition for a Special Law Re: The Jim Brooks Stabilization Act.”

    0536 Thru- 0543    Orders for the FY18 Operating Budget including Annual Appropriations for Departmental Operations, Annual Appropriation for the School Department, and Appropriation for Other Post-Employment Benefits (OPEB). Capital Budget Appropriations including Loan Orders and Lease and Purchase Agreements.

    0135    Order approving a petition for a Special Law re:  An Act Concerning Insurance Benefits for Surviving Spouses.

  5. MOTIONS, ORDERS AND RESOLUTIONS:

    0701    Councilor Pressley offered the following: Resolution urging the State Legislature to support proposed legislation to define dyslexia and address the special education needs of children with dyslexia

    0702    Councilor Pressley offered the following: Resolution urging the Legislature to pass H.3659 An Act Establishing The Massachusetts Pregnant Workers Fairness Act.

  6. PERSONNEL ORDERS:

     

    0703    Councilor Wu offered the following: Order for the appointment of temporary employee Christina Schlegel in City Council.

        

  7. GREEN SHEETS:

        Legislative Calendar for May 10, 2017.

  8. CONSENT AGENDA:

     

    0704    Councilor Baker offered the following: Resolution congratulating Rev. Dr. Larry Green.

    0705    Councilor Wu offered the following: Resolution recognizing Benjamin Makishima.

    0706    Councilor Linehan offered the following: Resolution in memory of Kathryn White.

    0707    Councilor LaMattina offered the following: Resolution in memory of Josephine Pino

    0708    Councilor O'Malley offered the following: Resolution recognizing Ethan D'Ablemont Burnes

    0709    Councilor Flaherty offered the following: Resolution recognizing 5 constituents for receiving the “Mujeres Lideres Award”.

    0710    Councilor Essaibi-George offered the following: Resolution recognizing Former Mayor and Ambassador Raymond Flynn.

    0711    Councilor Essaibi-George offered the following: Resolution congratulating Cherina Clark.

    0712    Councilor Essaibi-George offered the following: Resolution recognizing Anthony D'Isidoro for receiving the 2017 Allston Board of Trade President's Award.

    0713    Councilors Ciommo and Essaibi-George offered the following: Recognizing Scott Matalon for receiving the 2017 Allston Board of Trade Business of the Year Award.

    0714    Councilors Ciommo and Essaibi-George offered the following: Resolution recognizing Marc Kadish for receiving the 2017 Allston Board of Trade Member of the Year.

    0715    Councilors Ciommo and Essaibi-George offered the following: Resolution recognizing Nicholas Papakyrikos for receiving the 2017 Brighton Board of Trade Member of the Year Award.

    0716    Councilor Linehan offered the following:Resolution declaring May 1, 2017 as "Joseph M. Cullinan Day in the City of Boston.

    0717    Councilor Wu on behalf of all Councilors offered the following: Resolution in memory of Kathleen "Kay" Chin.

    0718    Councilors Wu, Pressley, Essaibi-George and Campbell aka The "Fab Four" offered the following: Resolution proclaims Mayor Martin J. Walsh as Good Guy in Chief for the City of Boston.

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