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City Council meeting

The City Council is holding a meeting on October 18 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:

    1321 Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend an additional amount of One Million Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($1,500,000.00) from the Massachusetts Port Authority for the purposes stated in the Amendment to the Foundation Grant and the South Boston Foundation.

  3. REPORTS OF PUBLIC OFFICERS AND OTHERS:

    1322 Notice was received from the Mayor of the appointment of Justin Sterritt, as Budget Director, effective October 10, 2017.

    1323 Communication was received from Timothy J. Smyth, Esquire Executive Officer, regarding election of Michael W. McLaughlin and Michael D. O'Reilly as Trustees of the Boston Retirement Board, commencing October 1, 2017 and ending September 30, 2020.

  4. Reports of Committees:

    1200 The Committee on Government Operations, to which was referred on September 13, 2017 Docket #1200, an ordinance regarding the right to charge, submits a report recommending the docket ought to pass in a new draft as a home rule petition.
     

  5. MATTERS RECENTLY HEARD-FOR POSSIBLE ACTION:

    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.

  6. MOTIONS, ORDERS AND RESOLUTIONS:

    1324 Councilor Pressley offered the following: Resolution urging the Legislature to pass H.3017 An Act to preserve affordable housing through a local option tenant's right to purchase.

    1325 Councilors Wu and Pressley offered the following: Ordinance Promoting Equity in The City of Boston Contracts.

    1326 Councilor Zakim offered the following: Order for a hearing regarding use of Public Ways by Private Corporations.

    1327 Councilor Essaibi-George offered the following: Order for a hearing regarding Elder Scamming.

  7. PERSONNEL ORDERS:

    1328 Councilor Wu for Councilor O'Malley offered the following: Order for the appointment of temporary employee William Poff-Webster in City Council.
     

  8. GREEN SHEETS:

    Legislative Calendar for October 18, 2017

  9. CONSENT AGENDA:

    1329 Councilors McCarthy and Linehan offered the following; Resolution in memory of Mary E. Hines.

    1330 Councilor Zakim offered the following: Resolution recognizing Boston Women's Football, LLC.

    1331 Councilor Zakim offered the following: Resolution congratulating the Boston Renegades.

    1332 Councilor Zakim offered the following: Resolution recognizing John Johnson.

    1333 Councilors Ciommo and Essaibi-George offered the following: Resolution recognizing Joyce Gnecco.

    1334 Councilors Ciommo and Essaibi-George offered the following: Resolution recognizing the Lopez Family.

    1335 Councilor LaMattina offered the following: Resolution in memory of Elvira C. Nazzaro.

    1336 Councilor Wu offered the following: Resolution congratulating the Vietnamese American Women's League of Massachusetts and Vicinities.

    1337 Councilor Jackson offered the following: Resolution recognizing Indigenous Peoples' Day.

    1338 Councilors Ciommo and McCarty offered the following: Resolution in memory of John B. McNamara.

    1339 Councilor Ciommo offered the following: Resolution in memory of Pauline L. O'Connor.

    1340 Councilor Ciommo offered the following: Resolution in memory of Michael T. Michael.

    1341 Councilor O'Malley offered the following: Resolution in memory of John T. Sweeney.

    1342 Councilor O'Malley offered the following: Resolution in memory of Gary Greenwood.

    1343 Councilor O'Malley offered the following: Resolution in memory of Robert F. Clark.

    1344 Councilor O'Malley offered the following: Resolution in memory of Margaret Jean Keyser.

    1345 Councilor LaMattina offered the following: Resolution in memory of Carl L. Sutera.

    1346 Councilor LaMattina offered the following: Resolution recognizing the Prince Building for 100 years of service to the neighborhood.

    1347 Councilor Zakim offered the following: Resolution recognizing Central Reform Temple.

    1348 Councilor Zakim offered the following: Resolution in memory of Irvin P. Stallings.

    1349 Councilor Flaherty offered the following: Resolution in memory of Frances A. Lyons.

    1350 Councilor Ciommo offered the following: Resolution recognizing nine people as 2017 Brian J. Honan Fellowship graduates.

    1351 Councilor Ciommo offered the following: Resolution recognizing Jacqueline Michelle Franks.

    1352 Councilor Essaibi-George offered the following: Resolution celebrating Ruby Gonzales.

    1353 Councilor Jackson offered the following: Resolution congratulating Mrs. Barbara Dewey.

    1354 Councilor O'Malley offered the following: Resolution in memory of Donald Flynn.

    1355 Councilor O'Malley offered the following: Resolution in memory of Nancy Ryan.

    1356 Councilors Wu and Baker offered the following: Resolution recognizing VietAID.

    1357 Councilor McCarthy offered the following: Resolution in memory of Warren George Gordon

    1358 Councilor Pressley offered the following: Resolution congratulating Mrs. Beverly Robinson.

    1359 Councilor O'Malley offered the following: Resolution in memory of Kathleen E. Keogh

    1360 Councilor O'Malley offered the following: Resolution congratulating Stephen J. Smith.

    1361 Councilor Pressley offered the following: Resolution congratulating Haley House Bakery Cafe Slam Poetry Team.

    1362 Councilor s Essaibi-George, Flaherty and Linehan offered the following: Resolution In memory of Billie-Jo Rogers Ryan.

    1363 Councilor Essaibi-George offered the following: Resolution in memory of Bertram Alleyne.

    1364 Councilor Essaibi-George offered the following: Resolution in memory of Donna Marie Fitzgerald.

    1365 Councilor Flaherty offered the following: Resolution recognizing Yin Poon Hong.