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City Council meeting

The City Council is holding a meeting on August 2 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. APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES:
  2. COMMUNICATIONS FROM HIS HONOR, THE MAYOR:

    1049 Message and order transferring the care, custody, management and control of certain city-owned parcels located at Sleeper Street and Seaport Boulevard to the Parks and Recreation Department for the design and construction of Martin's Park in the Seaport District.

     

    1050 Message and order authorizing the Boston Public Library Department to accept and expend a capital grant of Five Million Five Hundred Ninety-Seven Thousand Three Hundred Seventy-Four Dollars ($5,597,374.00) from the Massachusetts Public Library Construction Program  (MPLCP) per the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, for the renovation of the Dudley Branch Library.

     

    1051 Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend a grant of Three Million Two Hundred Fifty Three Thousand Three Hundred Seventeen Dollars ( $3,253,317.00) for the FY18 Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) Support and Incentive Grant, awarded by the MA Executive Office of Public Safety & Security to be administered by the Police Department. The grant will fund the cost associated with providing Enhanced 911 services.

     

    1052 Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend a grant of Eight Hundred Fifty-Seven Thousand Three Hundred Seventy-Five Dollars ($857,375.00) for the FY18 SuccessLink Employment Program (formerly YouthWorks) awarded by MA Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development, passed through the Economic Development and Industrial Corporation of Boston, to be administered by the Youth Engagement and Employment. The grant will fund hiring at-risk youth for placement at various community-based organizations around Boston.

     

    1053 Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend a grant of Six Hundred Eighty-Four Thousand One Hundred Twenty-One Dollars ($684,121.00) for the FY18 State 911 Training Grant awarded by the MA Executive Office of Public Safety to be administered the Police Department. The grant will fund training and certification of Enhanced 911 telecommunications staff.

     

    1054 Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend a grant of Four Hundred Forty-Seven Thousand Eight Hundred Sixty-Three Dollars( $447,863.00) for the Jobs Access and Reverse Commute Program, awarded by the United States Department of Transportation, passed through the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, to be administered by the Boston Transportation. The grant will fund the City of Boston Neighborhood Mobility micoHUBs Project.

     

    1055 Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend a grant of Three Hundred Dollars ($300.00) from Ursuline Academy for community outreach programs to be administered by the Police Department.

     

    1056 Message and order for confirmation of the renewal appointment of constables authorized to serve civil process upon the filing of their bonds for the period commencing May 1, 2017, and ending April 30, 2020.

     

  3. REPORTS OF PUBLIC OFFICERS AND OTHERS:

    1058 Notice was received from the Mayor of his absence from the City from 2:00 P.M. on Wednesday, July 26th, until 11:00 A.M. on Friday, July 28, 2017.

     

    1059 Communication was received from Brian P. Golden, Director of the Boston Planning and Development Agency regarding Proposed Minor Modification to the West End Land Assembly and Redevelopment Plan Project No.UR Mass. 2-3, with respect to Parcel 2-1E-1F.

  4. REPORTS OF COMMITTEES:

    0123 The Committee on Government Operations, to which was referred on January 11, 2017 Docket #0123, an ordinance creating the Community Preservation Committee, submits a report recommending the ordinance ought to pass in a new draft.

  5. MATTERS RECENTLY HEARD-FOR POSSIBLE ACTION:

    1001 Message and order approving appropriations of Six Hundred Thousand Dollars ($600,000.00) for the purpose of paying for the costs of a feasibility study and schematic design work associated with projects at the following schools: East Boston High School– boiler replacement, O'Donnell School K-5 – boiler replacement, Sumner School K-5 – boiler replacement, Timilty Middle School – boiler replacement, Tobin School K-8 – boiler replacement, UP Academy K-8-window replacement and the Russell School K-5- roof 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.

     

    1002 Message and order approving an increase of the cost-of-living adjustment ("COLA") base from $13,000.00 to $14,000.00 for all retirees and beneficiaries of the Boston Retirement System.

  6. MOTIONS, ORDERS AND RESOLUTIONS:

    1060 Councilor O'Malley offered the following: Resolution in support of Massachusetts House Bill 2474 and Senate Bill 1169, an act authorizing dental therapists to expand access to oral health.

     

    1061 Councilor Zakim offered the following: Order for a hearing regarding Voter Registration in the City of Boston.

     

    1062 Councilor O'Malley offered the following: Order for a hearing to consider the benefits of net-zero carbon requirements and incentives for future construction in the City of Boston.

     

    1063 Councilors Wu and O'Malley offered the following: An order authorizing the City of Boston to Adopt Community Choice Energy.

     

    1064 Councilor Essaibi-George offered the following: Ordinance to Provide Safe Disposal for Home Generated Sharps.

  7. PERSONNEL ORDERS:

    1065 Councilor Wu for Councilor Zakim offered the following: Order for the appointment of temporary employee Daniel Sibor in City Council.

     

    1066 Councilor Wu for Councilor Zakim offered the following: Order for the appointment of temporary employee Kyndal Feinman in City Council.

     

    1067 Councilor Wu offered the following: Order for the appointment of temporary employees in City Council.

  8. GREEN SHEETS:

    Legislative Calendar for August 2, 2017.

  9. CONSENT AGENDA:

    1068 Councilor McCarthy offered the following: Resolution in memory of Giovanni Spiridigliozzi.

     

    1069 Councilor Wu offered the following: Resolution recognizing Mr. Jn-Baptiste and Mrs. Renesine Maurice.

     

    1070 Councilor Wu offered the following: Resolution recognizing Saintana Fevrine.

     

    1071 Councilor McCarthy offered the following: Resolution in memory of Daniel Dalia.

     

    1072 Councilor McCarthy offered the following: Resolution congratulating Sr. Nancy Braceland, CSJ.

     

    1073 Councilor LaMattina offered the following: Resolution recognizing Grace Luongo.

     

    1074 Councilor LaMattina offered the following: Resolution recognizing Mary Raneiri.

     

    1075 Councilor LaMattina offered the following: Resolution recognizing Froilan Vargas.

     

    1076 Councilor LaMattina offered the following: Resolution recognizing Latinos VIP TV Show.

     

    1077 Councilor LaMattina offered the following: Resolution recognizing eight people for their contributions to the East Boston Community.

     

    1078 Councilor Zakim offered the following: Resolution recognizing Philip and Barbara Quartier.

     

    1079 Councilor Wu offered the following: Resolution recognizing Juan Pablo Hernandez.

     

    1080 Councilor Wu offered the following: Resolution recognizing Leonardo Baquero.

     

    1081 Councilor Wu offered the following: Resolution recognizing Alcadia de Guamal.

     

    1082 Councilor Jackson offered the following: Resolution recognizing Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club.

     

    1083 Councilor Jackson offered the following: Resolution congratulating Andrea H. Major.

     

    1084 Councilor Jackson offered the following: Resolution recognizing Irene O'Bannon.

     

    1085 Councilor Jackson offered the following: Resolution recognizing Oscar Micheaux Family Theater Program.

     

    1086 Councilor Jackson offered the following: Resolution recognizing Harlem Renaissance Festival August, 5th.

     

    1087 Councilor Wu offered the following: Resolution recognizing Joseito Oviedo and Grupo Estandarte.

     

    1088 Councilors Flaherty, Essaibi-George Pressley and Wu offered the following: Resolution recognizing Healthy Community Champions.

     

    1089 Councilor LaMattina offered the following: Resolution recognizing Juan Lopera.

     

    1090 Councilor LaMattina offered the following: Resolution recognizing Alex Herrera.

     

    1091 Councilor LaMattina offered the following: Resolution recognizing Nixon Jimenez.

     

    1092 Councilor LaMattina offered the following: Resolution recognizing Silvia Arango.

     

    1093 Councilor LaMattina offered the following: Resolution recognizing Catalina Ortiz.

     

    1094 Councilor LaMattina offered the following: Resolution recognizing Juan Carlos Posada.

     

    1095 Councilor LaMattina offered the following: Resolution recognizing Felipe Navarrete.

     

    1096 Councilor Essaibi-George offered the following: Resolution recognizing Maria Molteni.

     

    1097 Councilors Essaibi-George and Baker offered the following: Resolution in memory of Edward Stanley.

     

    1098 Councilor Wu offered the following: Resolution recognizing Ramon Stagnaro.

     

    1099 Councilor O'Malley offered the following: Resolution recognizing Daniel O'Connor.

     

    1100 Councilor Zakim offered the following: Resolution in memory of Andres Cruz.

     

    1101 Councilors Linehan and Wu offered the following: Resolution congratulating President Paul Chan of the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association of New England in recognition of their upcoming 48th August Moon Festival.

     

    1102 Councilor Jackson offered the following: Resolution recognizing Will Spencer.

     

    1103 Councilor Jackson offered the following: Resolution recognizing Monica Anderson-Spencer.

     

    1104 Councilor Jackson offered the following: Resolution recognizing Afro-Latin American, Afro-Caribbean Diaspora Women's Day.

     

    1105 Councilor Jackson offered the following: Resolution recognizing Reverend Dale Robinson.

     

    1106 Councilor O'Malley offered the following: Resolution recognizing Governor Nelly Melo De Guerrero of Bani.

     

    1107 Councilor Flaherty offered the following: Resolution declaring July 27, 2017 as Rafael Toro Day in the City of Boston.

     

    1108 Councilor Campbell offered the following: Resolution congratulating Sam Fernandez.

     

    1109 Councilors Flaherty and Linehan offered the following: Resolution in memory of Edward "Jay" Studley.

     

    1110 Councilors Flaherty and Linehan offered the following: Resolution in memory of Felicia A. Ahern.

     

    1111 Councilors Flaherty and Baker offered the following: Resolution in memory of Evelyn Leahy.

     

    1112 Councilor Flaherty offered the following: Resolution recognizing five people for their service to the Dominican community and the 2017 Dominican Festival of Boston.

     

    1113 Councilors O'Malley and McCarthy offered the following: Resolution in memory of Timothy White.

     

    1114 Councilor Pressley offered the following: Resolution recognizing 5 individuals for their exceptional work preserving the Colombian Culture in Boston.

     

    1115 Councilor Baker offered the following: Resolution recognizing Deirdre Habershaw.

     

    1116 Councilor Flaherty offered the following: Resolution in memory of William F. Smith III.

     

    1117 Councilor Linehan offered the following: Resolution in memory of Colleen Tallent.

     

    1118 Councilor McCarthy offered the following: Resolution in memory of Arthur L. "Smitty" Smith.

     

    1119 Councilor Flaherty offered the following: Resolution recognizing Ana Solano.

     

    1120 Councilor Pressley offered the following: Resolution recognizing Omega Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated.

     

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