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City Council meeting

The City Council is holding a meeting on June 7 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:

        
    0800    Message and order authorizing the Department of Neighborhood Development to accept and expend payments of Thirty Million Dollars ($30,000,000.00) given to the City of Boston's Inclusionary Development Policy Fund for the purpose of producing and preserving affordable housing in the City of Boston.

    0801    Message and order authorizing the Department of Neighborhood Development to apply for, accept and expend Federal FY17 Continuum of Care Grant funds not to exceed Twenty-Eight Million Dollars ($28,000,000.00) from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to support programs that provide services and housing to the homeless.

    0802    Message and order authorizing the Department of Neighborhood Development, to apply for, accept and expend a the Federal Fiscal Year 2017 Housing and Community Development Grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in the amount of Twenty-Four Million Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($24,500,000.00). The grant will support the Community Development Block Grant, HOME Investment Partnership Program, Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS and the Emergency Solution Grant.

    0803    Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend a grant of Fifteen Thousand Dollars ($15,000.00) for the Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive, awarded by the United States Department of Agriculture, passed through the MA Executive Office of Health and Human Services, to be administered by the Boston Centers for-Youth and Families. The grant will fund technical assistance to implement the Healthy Incentives Program of the MA Department of Transitional Assistance.

    0804    Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend a grant  in the amount of Seven Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($7,500.00) from the University of Massachusetts Boston for the purpose of tracking and managing the Mayor's Policy Agenda.

     

  2. REPORTS OF PUBLIC OFFICERS AND OTHERS:

    0805    Communication was received from Councilor Michael F. Flaherty that the Shilts Chiropractic Offices has no business currently before the City of Boston or the Boston City Council.

    0806    Communication was received from William P. Christopher, Commissioner of Inspectional Services, regarding the City of Boston Truck Side Guard Ordinance (CBC 4-8.1) Annual Report for 2015 / 2016.

    0807    Communication was received from William P. Christopher, Commissioner of Inspectional Services, regarding the City of Boston Truck Side Guard Ordinance (CBC 4-8.1) Annual Report for 2016 / 2017.

    0808    The Constable's Bonds of the following having been duly approved by the Collector-Treasurer, were received.

    Jacob Ali
    Mark Armour
    Americo Baptisa
    Meaka Brown-Corea 
    Rolflyn Cazeau
    Ron Cobb
    Wendell Donnell
    Mark A. Evlogiadis 
    Theodore Hendren . 
    Collin Herelle 
    Atricia Irons
    Pernell Jackson
    Michael A. James 
    Vincent James
    David A. Johnson
        Steven Jones
    William F. Joyce 
    William G. Joyce
    Anthony Keller
    Earlene Lee
    Ieshai Lee
    Norman Lowe
    Berinda Malden
    Burton Malkofsky 
    Arthur Montgomery
    Paul Morelli,
    Derek W. Morrison
    Qiana Chatelier
    Erik Storer.

    0809    Communication from the Council that the location for the Wednesday City Council meetings scheduled between July and September of 2017 will be held at Historic Faneuil Hall.

    0810    Notice was received from the Mayor of the appointment of Wilnelia Rivera, as a member of the City of Boston Cultural Scholarship Fund Committee for a term expiring June 1, 2020.

    0811    Notice was received from the Mayor of the appointment of Marty Martinez, as a member of the City of Boston Cultural Scholarship Fund Committee for a term expiring June 1, 2020.

    0812    Notice was received from the Mayor of the appointment of Byron Beaman, as a member of the City of Boston Cultural Scholarship Fund Committee for a term expiring June 1, 2020.

    0813    Notice was received from the Mayor of the appointment of Carol Lee, as a member of the City of Boston Cultural Scholarship Fund Committee for a term expiring June 1, 2020.
     

    0814    Notice was received from the Mayor of the appointment of Marchelle Raynor, as a member of the City Boston Cultural Scholarship Fund Committee for a term expiring June 1, 2020.

    0815    Notice was received from the Mayor of the appointment of Anabela Gomes, as a member of the board of the Fund for Boston Neighborhoods.

    0816    Notice was received from the Mayor of the appointment of Julie Burns, as a member of the board of the Fund for Boston Neighborhoods.

    0817    Notice was received from the Mayor of the appointment of Andrew Grace, Director of Economic and Strategic Planning, as the City of Boston's Alternate Representative to the Metropolitan Area Planning Council effective as of May 11, 2017.

    0818    Communication was received from City Council President Michelle Wu regarding the Boston City Council's role in Urban Renewal Extensions

  3. REPORTS OF COMMITTEES:

    0539    The Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred on April 12, 2017 Docket #0539, message and order authorizing the City of Boston to appropriate the amount of Forty-Five Million Three Hundred Eighty-Five Thousand Dollars ($45,385,000.00) from the City's Capital Grant Fund in order to provide funding for various transportation and public realm improvements. These projects are aligned with the goals of GoBoston 2030, the City's transportation master plan. The funds shall be credited to the Capital Grant fund from the Parking Meter Fund, submits a report recommending the order ought to be read for the first time and assigned for further action.

        
    0540    The Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred on April 12, 2017 Docket #0540, message and order authorizing the City of Boston to enter into one or more leases, lease-purchase or installment sales agreements in Fiscal Year 2018 in an amount not to exceed Twenty-Seven Million Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($27,500,000.00). These funds are to used by various City departments for the acquisition of equipment in furtherance of their respective governmental functions. The list of equipment includes: computer equipment (hardware and software), motor vehicles and trailers, ambulances, firefighting equipment, office equipment, telecommunications equipment, photocopying equipment, medical equipment, school and educational equipment, school buses, parking meters, street lighting installation, traffic signal equipment and equipment functionally related to, and components of, the foregoing, submits a report recommending the order ought to be read for the first time and assigned for further action.

    0541    The Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred on April 12, 2017 Docket #0541, message and order for an appropriation order in the amount of Two Hundred Fifty-Five Million Two Hundred Sixty Thousands Dollars ($255,260, 000.00) for the acquisition of interests in land or the acquisition of assets, or the landscaping, alteration, remediation, rehabilitation of improvement of public land, the construction, reconstruction, rehabilitation, improvement, alteration, remodeling, enlargement, demolition, removal or extraordinary repairs of public buildings, facilities, assets, works or infrastructure; for the cost of feasibility studies or engineering or architectural services for plans and specifications; for the development, design, purchase and installation of computer hardware or software and computer –assisted integrated financial management and accounting systems; for any other public work, improvement or asset with a maximum useful life of at least 5 years and not otherwise specified; for planting shade trees, for the purpose of various city departments including the Boston Center for Youth and Families, Boston Redevelopment Authority, Department of Innovation and Technology, Public Works, School and Transportation departments, submits a report recommending the order ought to be read for the first time and assigned for further action.

         
    0542    The Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred on April 12, 2017 Docket #0542, message and appropriation order in the amount of Three Million One Hundred Thirty-Five Thousand Dollars ($3,135,000.00) for the construction and rehabilitation of municipal golf courses, including the acquisition and reconstruction of land, installation and replacement of irrigation systems, the construction and rehabilitation of buildings, and the cost of equipment and furnishings, for the purpose of the Parks and Recreation Department, submits a report recommending the order ought to be read for the first time and assigned for further action.

    0543    The Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred on April 12, 2017 Docket #0543, message and appropriation order in the amount of Six Hundred Sixty Thousand Dollars ($660,000.00) in aid of the Economic Development Industrial Corporation and the Boston Redevelopment Authority d/b/a Boston Planning and Development Agency for the engineering and design of improvements at the Raymond L. Flynn Marine Park, submits a report recommending the order ought to be read for the first time and assigned for further action.

  4. MATTERS RECENTLY HEARD-FOR POSSIBLE ACTION:

    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.

     

  5.    MOTIONS, ORDERS AND RESOLUTIONS:

    0819    Councilors Essaibi-George and Baker offered the following: Order for a hearing regarding Medically Supervised Injection Facilities.

    0820    Councilor Pressley offered the following: Order for a hearing to discuss a policy reform and public education project with the National Black Women's Justice Institute (NBWJI) and the Boston City Council

        
    0821    Councilors Wu and Pressley offered the following: Resolution supporting the renewal of the Fenway Cultural District Designation

    0822    Councilors Wu and Flaherty offered the following: Order for a hearing regarding reducing the carbon footprint of Boston City Hall and other municipal buildings

     

  6. PERSONNEL ORDERS:

      

    0823    Councilor Wu for Councilor McCarthy offered the following: Order for the appointment of temporary employees Walter Apperwhite, Elizabeth Blasi, Maria Farrell, Herby Lindor and Stephen Maguire in City Council effective June 3, 2017.

    0824    Councilor Wu for Councilor McCarthy offered the following: Order for the appointment of temporary employee Walter Apperwhite, Elizabeth Blasi, Maria Farrell, Herby Lindor and Stephen Maguire in City Council effective June 10, 2017.

    0825    Councilor Wu for Councilor Zakim offered the following: Order for the appointment of temporary employees Kathryn Bell, Nicholas G. Carter, Kyndal Henicke, and Daniel Sibor in City Council effective June 3, 2017.

    0826    Councilor Wu for Councilor Zakim offered the following: Order for the appointment of temporary employees Kathryn Bell, Nicholas G. Carter, Kyndal Henicke and Daniel Sibor in City Council effective June 10, 2017.

    0827    Councilor Wu for Councilor Zakim offered the following: Order for the appointment of temporary employees Kathryn Bell, Nicholas G. Carter, Kyndal Henicke and Daniel Sibor in City Council effective July 1, 2017.

    0828    Councilor Wu for Councilor Pressley offered the following: Order for the appointment of temporary employees Kathryn H. Smucker, Jessica Taubner and Eric White in City Council effective June 3, 2017.

    0829    Councilor Wu for Councilor Pressley offered the following: Order for the appointment of temporary employees Kathryn H. Smucker, Jessica Taubner and Eric White in City Council effective June 10, 2017.

     0830    Councilor Wu for Councilor Flaherty offered the following: Order for the appointment of temporary employees Stephen Harvey, Shaikh Hasib, Tricia A. Kalayjian, Ryan Spitz and Paul Sullivan in City Council effective June 3, 2017.

    0831    Councilor Wu for Councilor Flaherty offered the following: Order for the appointment of temporary employees Stephen Harvey, Shaikh Hasib, Tricia A. Kalayjian, Ryan Spitz and Paul Sullivan in City Council effective June 10, 2017.

        

  7. GREEN SHEETS:

    Legislative Calendar for June 7, 2017.

  8. CONSENT AGENDA:

    0832    Councilor Ciommo offered the following: Resolution in memory of Sister Dorothy McCarthy, CSJ.

    0833    Councilor Ciommo offered the following: Resolution in memory of Anne M. McLaughlin.

    0834    Councilor Linehan offered the following: Resolution congratulating Josiah Quincy Elementary School.

    0835    Councilor McCarthy offered the following: Resolution recognizing Daniel Trombley.

    0836    Councilor McCarthy offered the following: Resolution in memory of Robert B. Callery.

    0837    Councilor Jackson offered the following: Resolution recognizing Wale.

    0838    Councilor McCarthy offered the following: Resolution recognizing Mark A. Hallal.

    0839    Councilor McCarthy offered the following: Resolution recognizing students of the Dennis C Haley School.

    0840    Councilor Essaibi-George offered the following: Resolution congratulating 19 winners of Boston's Top Educator.

    0841    Councilor Wu offered the following: Resolution recognizing Erin Simshauser.

    0842    Councilor Wu offered the following: Resolution congratulating Iva Katz

    0843    Councilor O'Malley offered the following: Resolution recognizing Lynne Workman.

    0844    Councilor Jackson offered the following: Resolution congratulating Bill Shaevel.

    0845    Councilor Linehan offered the following: Resolution congratulating Mayor Kieran O'Hanlon.

    0846    Councilor Linehan offered the following: Resolution congratulating Limerick City and County Council.

    0847    Councilors Essaibi-George and Baker offered the following: Resolution congratulating Kelis Majors.

    0848    Councilors Essaibi-George and Baker offered the following: Resolution congratulating Talicia Mitchell.

    0849    Councilors Essaibi-George and Baker offered the following: Resolution congratulating Sophia Hyunh.

    0850    Councilors Essaibi-George and Baker offered the following: Resolution congratulating Tuala Curley.

    0851    Councilors Essaibi-George and Baker offered the following: Resolution congratulating Isabella Cardoso.

    0852    Councilors Essaibi-George and Baker offered the following: Resolution congratulating David Anderson.

    0853    Councilors Essaibi-George and Baker offered the following: Resolution recognizing Charlie Cook.

    0854    Councilor Essaibi-George offered the following: Resolution congratulating Cristian Figueroa.

    0855    Councilor Essaibi-George offered the following: Resolution congratulating Kevin Turcios.

    0856    Councilor LaMattina offered the following: Resolution recognizing Vivian Leo.

    0857    Councilor LaMattina offered the following: Resolution recognizing nineteen students for perfect attendance for the entire school year.

    0858    Councilor LaMattina offered the following: Resolution recognizing Marriott Residence Inn at Tudor Wharf.

    0859    Councilor LaMattina offered the following: Resolution recognizing Eileen Anne Ward.

    0860    Councilor LaMattina offered the following: Resolution in memory of Vittorio Verde.

    0861    Councilor LaMattina offered the following: Resolution in memory of Giuseppe "Joe the Tailor" DiPrisco.

    0862    Councilor LaMattina offered the following: Resolution recognizing Helen Kane.

    0863    Councilor LaMattina offered the following: Resolution recognizing Rose D'Angelico.

    0864    Councilor Ciommo offered the following: Resolution in memory of Patrick J. "Pat" Bligh.

    0865    Councilors Ciommo and Essaibi-George offered the following: Resolution recognizing Daniel's Bakery 2017 Brighton Main Streets Small Business of the Year Award.

    0866    Councilors Ciommo and Essaibi-George offered the following: Resolution recognizing Beth Gavin 2017 Brighton Main Streets Volunteer of Year Award.

    0867    Councilors Ciommo and Essaibi-George offered the following: Resolution recognizing Brighton Marine Health Center 2017 Brighton Main Streets Notable Nonprofit Award.

    0868    Councilor Ciommo offered the following: Resolution congratulating Farah Raslan Haniff for her hard work in becoming one of the nation's top spellers and for participating in the 2017 Scripps National Spelling Bee competition.

    0869    Councilor O'Malley offered the following: Resolution recognizing Thomas J. Tower III.

    0870    Councilor Jackson offered the following: Resolution congratulating Charles E. Dawson's 90th Birthday

    0871    Councilor Pressley offered the following: Resolution recognizing Pastor Miniard Culpepper.

    0872    Councilor Pressley offered the following: Resolution congratulating Mr. Sullivan Phillips.

    0873    Councilor McCarthy offered the following: Resolution in memory of George M. Sheehan.

    0874    Councilor McCarthy offered the following: Resolution in memory of Patrick J. Stairs.

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