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Last updated: 10/02/2017 - 12:10pm

City Council meeting

The City Council is holding a meeting on October 4 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:

    1297 Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend an additional amount of Six Million Seven Hundred and Eight Thousand Dollars ($6,708,000.00) from the Massachusetts Port Authority for the purposes stated in the Amendment to the Foundation Grant and East Boston Foundation Declaration of Trust.

    1298 Message and order to reduce the FY18 appropriation for the Reserve for Collective Bargaining by Three Million Two Hundred Fifty-Six Thousand Three Hundred Thirty-One Dollars ($3,256,331.00) to provide funding for the Boston Police Department for the FY18 cost contained within the collective bargaining agreement between the City of Boston and the Boston Police Detective Benevolent Society.

    1299 Message and order approving a supplemental appropriation for the Boston Police Department for FY18 in the amount of Three Million Two Hundred Fifty-Six Thousand Three Hundred Thirty One Dollars ($3,256,331.00) to cover the FY18 cost contained within the collective bargaining agreements between the City of Boston and the Boston Police Detectives Benevolent Society. The terms of the contract are July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017 and July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2020. The major provisions of the contract include base wage increases of 2% effective the first pay period of July of each fiscal year. The agreement also includes increases to existing Quinn Bill/ Education benefits, modified cumulative risk benefits beginning in July 2016, and increases to hazardous duty pay beginning in July 2017. Filed in Office of the City Clerk October 2, 2017.

    1300 Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of One Hundred Fifteen Thousand Eight Hundred Seventy Two Dollars ($115,872.00) in the form of a grant for the FY2017 Port Security Grant Program, awarded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to be administered by the Police Department. The grant would fund the installation and re-powering of the BPD Harbor Patrol Unit vessels; the 31' SAFE boat and the 28' Kvichak boat.

  3. REPORTS OF PUBLIC OFFICERS AND OTHERS:

    1301 Communication was received from Councilor Michael F. Flaherty appointing the members of the working group established by order on August 23, 2017. The purpose of the working group is to assist the City Council's Special Committee on the Community Preservation Act in recruiting and evaluating candidates for selection to the Community Preservation Committee.

    1302 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 September 13, 2017.

    1303 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 September 19, 2017.

  4. REPORTS OF COMMITTEES:

    0106 The Committee on Government Operations, to which was referred on January 11, 2017 Docket #0106, message and order approving a petition for a special law re: The Jim Brooks Stabilization Act (Just Cause Eviction), submits a report recommending the home rule petition ought to pass in a new draft.

  5. MATTERS RECENTLY HEARD-FOR POSSIBLE ACTION:

    1063 An order authorizing the City of Boston to Adopt Community Choice Energy.

  6. MOTIONS, ORDERS AND RESOLUTIONS:

    1304 Councilor Zakim offered the following: Resolution in Support of MA H.B. 2091 /S.B 373 – An Act Automatically Registering Eligible Voters.

    1305 Councilor Zakim offered the following: Resolution in support of Dining Hall Workers at Northeastern University.

    1306 Councilors Baker and Zakim offered the following: Ordinance amending by adding new sections and subsections of CBC Ordinance, Chapter IX Eviction Data Collection.

  7. PERSONNEL ORDERS:

    1307 Councilor Wu for Councilor Campbell offered the following: Order for the appointment of temporary employee Cheryl Harding in City Council.

  8. GREEN SHEETS:

    Legislative Calendar for October 4, 2017

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