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City Council meeting

The City Council is holding a meeting on May 24 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.

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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:

    0750    Message and order approving a supplemental appropriation of One Million One Hundred Ninety One Thousand One Hundred Twenty-Two Dollars ($1,191,122.00) for various departments to cover the FY17 cost items contained within the collective bargaining agreements between the City of Boston and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees AFL-CIO, Council 93 and Locals (AFSCME). 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 increase of 2% effective the first pay period of October of each fiscal year. The agreements also contain other benefits including a new clothing allowance starting in 2017 and steps beginning in October 2018.
    Filed in the Office of the City Clerk May 22, 2017.

    0751    Message and order approving a Petition for a Special Law regarding “An Act Relative to Certain Affordable Housing in the Roxbury Section of Boston.

    0752    Message and order approving a Petition for a Special Law regarding “An Act Relative to Certain Affordable Housing in the Jamaica Plain section of the City of Boston.

     

  2. REPORTS OF PUBLIC OFFICERS AND OTHERS:

    0753    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 April 26, 2017.

    0754    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 May 3, 2017.

    0755    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 May 10, 2017.

    0756    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-9b.

    0757    Communication was received from Brian P. Golden, Director of the Boston Planning and Development Agency regarding Proposed Minor Modification to the Campus High School Urban Renewal Plan Project No. Mass. R-129, with respect to Parcel X-32.

    0758    Communication was received from Brian P. Golden, Director of the Boston Planning and Development Agency regarding Proposed Minor Modification to the South End Urban Renewal Plan Project No. Mass. R-56, with respect to Parcel X-32.

    0759    Communication was received from Ronald Rakow, Commissioner of Assessing, regarding the Amended and Restated 6A Contract between the City of Boston and CDB Limited Partnership for the 54 unit Dimock-Bragdon Apartments 121A Project.

  3. REPORTS OF COMMITTEES:

    0544    The Committee on Ways and Means and the Committee on Government Operations, to which were jointly referred on April 12, 2017 Docket #0544, message and order for your approval an Ordinance authorizing certain revolving funds in accordance with provisions of G.L. c.44 53E1/2, as amended by Chapter 218 of the Acts of 2016 (the Municipal Modernization Act), submit a report recommending the ordinance ought to pass.

    0545    The Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred on April 12, 2017 Docket #0545, message and order authorizing the Law Department revolving fund for Fiscal Year 2018 to purchase goods and services for repairs to city property, which shall be funded by receipts from recoveries for damages to city property caused by third parties, from which the Law Department will be the only unit authorized to expend from the fund and such expenditures shall be capped at Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($500,000.00), submits a report recommending the order ought to pass.

    0546    The Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred on April 12, 2017 Docket #0546, message and order authorizing a limit for the Environment Department revolving fund for Fiscal Year 2018 to facilitate the purchase of offsets of greenhouse gas emissions which shall be associated with a portion of the electricity consumed by the City annually, as well as to operate  and maintain the City's existing solar facilities, and to expand the City's generating capacity, which shall be credited with any and all receipts from the sale of solar renewable energy certificates produced by the City's solar photovoltaic arrays, and from which receipts and resulting expenditures shall not exceed Two Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars ($250,000.00), submits a report recommending the order ought to pass.

    0547    The Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred on April 12, 2017 Docket #0547, message and order authorizing a limit for the Mayor's Office of Tourism revolving fund for Fiscal Year 2018 to purchase goods and services to support events and programming on and around City Hall Plaza to advance tourism and promote participation in public celebrations, civic, and cultural events, which shall be funded by receipts from payments for the use of City Hall Plaza pursuant to City of Boston Code, Ordinance, 11-7.14, and from which the Mayor's Office of Tourism will be the only unit authorized to expend and such expenditures shall be capped at One Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars ($150,000.00), submits a report recommending the order ought to pass.

        

    0548    The Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred on April 12, 2017 Docket #0548, message and order authorizing a limit for the Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture revolving fund for Fiscal Year 2018 to purchase goods and services to support public art to enhance the public realm throughout the City of Boston, which shall be funded by receipts from easements within the public way granted by the Public Improvement Commission, and from which the Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture will be the only unit authorized to expend and such expenditures shall be capped at One Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars ($150,000.00), submits a report recommending the order ought to pass.

    0549    The Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred on April 12, 2017 Docket #0549, message and order authorizing a limit for the Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture revolving fund for Fiscal Year 2018 to purchase goods and services to support the operation of the Strand Theatre, which shall be funded by receipts from rental fees for the use of the Strand Theatre, and from which the Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture will be the only unit authorized to expend and such expenditures shall be capped at One Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars ($150,000.00), submits a report recommending the order ought to pass.

    0560    The Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred on April 12, 2017 Docket #0560, message and order authorizing a limit for the Environment Department revolving fund for Fiscal Year 2017 to facilitate the purchase of offsets of greenhouse gas emissions which shall be associated with a portion of the electricity consumed by the City annually, as well as to operate  and maintain the City's existing solar facilities, and to expand the City's generating capacity, which shall be credited with any and all receipts from the sale of solar renewable energy certificates produced by the City's solar photovoltaic arrays, and from which receipts and resulting expenditures shall not exceed Two Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars ($250,000.00), submits a report recommending the order ought to pass.

    0550    The Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred on April 12, 2017 Docket #0550, message and order authorizing a limit for the Boston Public Schools revolving fund for Fiscal Year 2018 to support the maintenance and repair for BPS facilities, including custodial and utility costs for extended building time, floor refinishing, landscaping and building repairs, into which receipts from Lease, Permit for Use and Parking Fees for BPS facilities will be deposited, and from which BPS will be the only unit authorized to expend and such expenditures shall not exceed Two Million Six Hundred Thousand Dollars ($2,600,000.00), submits a report recommending the order ought to pass.

    0551    The Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred on April 12, 2017 Docket #0551, message and order authorizing a limit for the Boston Public Schools revolving fund for Fiscal Year 2018 to repair and purchase Boston Public Schools computer technology including computers, mobile devices, and instructional services, which shall be credited with any and all receipts from equipment sales and repair fees for Boston Public School technology, and from which receipts and resulting expenditures shall not exceed One Million Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($1,500.000.00), submits a report recommending the order ought to pass.

    0552    The Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred on April 12, 2017 Docket #0552, message and order authorizing a limit for the Boston Public Schools revolving fund for the Fiscal Year 2018 for Boston Public School Transportation cost, including bus and public transportation costs, which shall be credited with revenue received by Boston Public School Department for the provision of transportation to groups and entities for field trips and activities other than transportation to and from school, and from which receipts and resulting expenditures shall not exceed One Hundred Twenty-Five Thousand Dollars ($125,000.00), submits a report recommending the order ought to pass.

        

    0559    The Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred on April 12, 2017 Docket #0559, message and order authorizing a limit for the Boston Public Schools revolving fund for Fiscal 2017 to support the maintenance and repair for BPS facilities, including custodial and utility costs for extended building time, floor refinishing, landscaping and building repairs, into which receipts from Lease, Permit for Use and Parking Fees for BPS facilities will be deposited, and from which BPS will be the only unit authorized to expend and such expenditures shall not exceed Two Million Six Hundred Thousand Dollars ($2,600,000.00), submits a report recommending the order ought to pass.

    0555    The Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred on April 12, 2017 Docket #0555, message and order authorizing a limit for the Boston Police Department revolving fund for Fiscal Year 2018 to support training programs for officers from non-City of Boston law enforcement agencies, into which receipts from tuition charged by the Academy for each recruit, police officer or special police officer sent to the Academy by outside law enforcement agencies will be deposited, which will be used to purchase training equipment, certify instructors, update facilities, and to provide funds for training needs not otherwise budgeted, and from which the Police Academy will be the only unit authorized to expend and such expenditures shall be capped at One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000.00), submits a report recommending the order ought to pass.

    0556    The Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred on April 12, 2017 Docket #0556, message and order authorizing a limit for the Boston Police Department revolving fund for Fiscal Year 2018 to support the Canine Unit's training program for officers and police dogs from non-City of Boston law enforcement agencies, into which receipts from tuition and other fees charged by the Special Operating Division to outside law enforcement agencies for the Canine Unit will be deposited, which will be used to purchase training equipment, certify instructors, update facilities and provide funds for other training needs not otherwise budgeted, and from which the Special Operations Division will be only unit authorized to expend from the fund and such expenditures shall be capped at Seventy-Five Thousand Dollars ($75,000.00), submits a report recommending the order ought to pass.

     

    0557    The Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred on April 12, 2017 Docket #0557, message and order authorizing a limit for the Boston Police Department revolving fund for Fiscal Year 2018 for the purpose of purchasing, leasing, or renting space, materials, and equipment to be partially or wholly used for instructional purposes for new hackney carriage driver applications and providing funds for other training needs not otherwise budgeted, from which receipts and resulting expenditures shall not exceed One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000.00), submits a report recommending the order ought to pass.

    0558    The Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred on April 12, 2017 Docket #0558, message and order authorizing a limit for the Boston Police Department revolving fund for Fiscal Year 2018 to pay salaries and benefits of employees and to purchase supplies and equipment necessary to operate the Police Department Fitness Center, for which revenue is derived from monthly membership fees, and from which receipts and resulting expenditures from this fund shall not exceed Two Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars ($250,000.00), submits a report recommending the order ought to pass.

    0554    The Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred on April 12, 2017 Docket #0554, message and order authorizing a limit for the Boston Centers for Youth and Families (BCYF) revolving fund for Fiscal Year 2018 to pay salaries and benefits of employees and to purchase supplies and equipment necessary to operate the City Hall Child Care, which shall be credited with any and all receipts from tuition paid by parents or guardians for children enrolled at the center, and from which receipts and resulting expenditures shall not exceed Seven Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars ($750,000.00), submits a report recommending the order ought to pass.

    0553    The Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred on April 12, 2017 Docket #0553, message and order authorizing a limit for the Inspectional Services Department revolving fund for the Fiscal Year 2018 to reimburse for administrative costs to those City agencies which enforce CBC Chapter 16, section 1.9 and 1.9B and for costs associated with licensing and registration, which shall be credited with receipts from all dog registrations fees collected pursuant to CBC Chapter 18, section 1.4 (6-10) and fines pursuant to CBC Chapter 16, sections 1.9 and 1.9B, and from which receipts and resulting expenditures shall not exceed Three Hundred Thousand Dollars ($300,000.00), submits a report recommending the order ought to pass.

  4. MATTERS RECENTLY HEARD-FOR POSSIBLE ACTION:

    0536 - 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.

     

  5. MOTIONS, ORDERS AND RESOLUTIONS:

    0760    Councilor Jackson offered the following: An Ordinance Creating the Sanctuary School Act.

    0761    Councilor O'Malley offered the following: Resolution naming the community room of the West Roxbury Branch Library the "Alice G. Hennessey Community Room".

    0762    Councilor Essaibi-George offered the following: Resolution in Support of Massachusetts State Senate Budget Amendments 651 and 656 regarding the HomeBASE and MRVP program by Senators Chang-Diaz and Boncore.

  6. PERSONNEL ORDERS:

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

  7. GREEN SHEETS:

    Legislative Calendar for May 24 2017.

  8. CONSENT AGENDA:

    0764    Councilor Wu offered the following: Resolution congratulating the Greater Boston Chinese Golden Age Center on its 45th anniversary.

    0765    Councilor Zakim offered the following: Resolution in memory of Judy Bradford.

    0766    Councilor O'Malley offered the following: Resolution in memory of Mildred Wilcinski.

    0767    Councilor LaMattina offered the following: Resolution recognizing John Kelly.

    0768    Councilor Ciommo offered the following: Resolution recognizing Ameila Cedrone.

    0769    Councilor LaMattina offered the following: Resolution recognizing Maryann Manfredonia.

    0770    Councilor Ciommo offered the following: Resolution recognizing Carol Slilaty.

    0771    Councilor Ciommo offered the following: Resolution recognizing Kathy Robichaud.

    0772    Councilor LaMattina offered the following: Resolution recognizing Misael Argueta.

    0773    Councilor LaMattina offered the following: Resolution recognizing Tai Lam.

    0774    Councilor LaMattina offered the following: Resolution recognizing Stanley Chang.

    0775    Councilor LaMattina offered the following: Resolution recognizing Vilma Ruiz.

    0776    Councilor LaMattina offered the following: Resolution recognizing Maria Menjivar.

    0777    Councilor LaMattina offered the following: Resolution recognizing Jose Daniel Montalvan.

    0778    Councilor LaMattina offered the following: Resolution recognizing Carlos Zaldana.

    0779    Councilor LaMattina offered the following: Resolution recognizing Maria Mendez.

    0780    Councilor LaMattina offered the following: Resolution recognizing Yolanda Ortiz.

    0781    Councilor LaMattina offered the following: Resolution recognizing Houria Khelifa.

    0782    Councilor LaMattina offered the following: Resolution recognizing Tony Rodriguez.

    0783    Councilor LaMattina offered the following: Resolution recognizing Hector Torres.

    0784    Councilor LaMattina offered the following: Resolution recognizing Jessica Carr.

    0785    Councilor LaMattina offered the following: Resolution in memory of Ida LaMattina.

    0786    Councilor Essaibi-George offered the following: Resolution in appreciation of Teen Challenge Boston.

    0787    Councilor Flaherty offered the following: Resolution in memory of Coleman Mannion.

    0788    Councilor Flaherty offered the following: Resolution in memory of Edward H. McKenna.

    0789    Councilor LaMattina offered the following: Resolution congratulating Renegade's Pub.

    0790    Councilor Essaibi-George offered the following: Resolution in memory of Veronica M. Tibets.

    0791    Councilor Essaibi-George offered the following: Resolution recognizing Scholar Athletes.

    0792    Councilor McCarthy offered the following: Resolution recognizing George Donahue.

    0793    Councilor Pressley offered the following: Resolution recognizing Elder Convelle Morton.

    0794    Councilor Pressley offered the following: Resolution recognizing Cherina Clark.

    0795    Councilor O'Malley offered the following: Resolution recognizing the Hansen Koehane School of Irish Dance.

    0796    Councilor O'Malley offered the following: Resolution recognizing Don Watson.