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City Council meeting

The City Council is holding a meeting on December 13 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. APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES:
  2. REPORTS OF PUBLIC OFFICERS AND OTHERS:

    1560 Communication was received from Keegan Werlin LLP, re: NSTAR Electric Company d/b/a Eversouce Energy, EFSB 14-4/D.P.U. 14-153/14-154 of the Final Decision issued by the Energy Facilities Sitting Board dated December 1, 2017.

    1561 Communication was received from the City Clerk of the filing by the Boston Planning and Development Agency of the “Ninth Amendment to the Report and Decision on the Landmark Center Chapter 121A Project”.

  3. REPORTS OF COMMITTEES:

    1433 The Special Committee on the Community Preservation Act, to which was referred on November 15, 2017 Docket #1433, order that the City Council’s Special Committee on the Community Preservation Act hold interviews of finalists for appointment to the Community Preservation Committee, submits a report recommending the order ought to pass.

    1487 The Committee on Government Operations, to which was referred on November 29, 2017 Docket #1487, An Ordinance Amending City of Boston Code Chapter 17-19 Regulating Acoustic Live Entertainment, submits a report recommending the ordinance ought to pass.

    1425 The Committee on Government Operations, to which was referred on November 15, 2017 Docket #1425, message and order authorizing the acceptance of the provision of Section 3 of Chapter 64N of the General Laws, which allows a municipality that accepts that section to impose a local sales tax of up to 3 percent upon the sale or transfer of marijuana or marijuana products by a recreational marijuana retailer, and setting the rate of the local sales tax on marijuana at the maximum-allowed 3 percent rate, submits a report recommending the order ought to pass.

    1462 The Committee on Planning and Development, to which was referred on November 29, 2017 Docket #1462, message and order to declare surplus these City-owned formerly Boston Redevelopment Authority –owned, parcels of vacant land and transfer the care, custody, management and control of said property to the Public Facilities Commission. The vacant parcels are located at:  1 Akron Street in the Roxbury District, 11 Chipman Street in the Dorchester District, 52 Elmont Street, the Roxbury District, 24 Leston Street in the Mattapan District, 97 Marcella Street, in the Roxbury District, 93-95 Marcella Street, in the Roxbury District, 101 Marcella Street in the Roxbury District, 105 Marcella Street in the Roxbury District, 109 Marcella Street in the Roxbury District, 113 Marcella Street in the Roxbury District, 115 Marcella Street in the Roxbury District, 30 Mildred Street in the Mattapan District, 85 Selden Street in the Dorchester District, 0 Tucker Street, in the Dorchester District, 436 Warren Street in the Dorchester District, 26 West Cottage Street in the Dorchester District and 30 Westville Street in the Dorchester District, submits a report recommending the order ought to pass in a new draft.

    1488 The Committee on Planning and Development, to which was referred on November 29, 2017, Docket #1488, order for a hearing regarding a medical marijuana dispensary at 50 Clapp Street, submits a report recommending the order ought to pass.

  4. MATTERS RECENTLY HEARD-FOR POSSIBLE ACTION:

    1062    Order for a hearing to consider the benefits of net-zero carbon requirements and incentives for future construction in the City of Boston.

    1325    Ordinance Promoting Equity in The City of Boston Contracts.

    1459    Message and order to reduce the FY18 appropriation for the reserve for Collective Bargaining by Two Million Six Hundred Eighty One Thousand One Hundred Fifty Seven Dollars ($2,681,157.00) to provide funding for various departments for the FY18 increases contained within the collective bargaining agreement between the City of Boston and SENA.

    1460    Message and order approving a supplemental appropriation of Two Million Six Hundred Eighty One Thousand One Hundred Fifty Seven Dollars ($2,681,157.00) for various departments to cover the FY18 cost items contained within the Collective bargaining agreement between City of Boston and SENA.

    1427    Petition of Star Shuttle, Inc., for a license to operate motor vehicles for the carriage of passengers for hire over certain streets in Boston.

    1461    Message and order approving appropriations of Two Hundred Eighty-Five Thousand Three Hundred Ninety-Three Dollars ($285,393.00) for the administrative and operating expenses of the City of Boston Community Preservation Committee ("CPC") for fiscal year commencing July 1, 2017, and ending June 30, 2018 and further ordered of Seventeen Million Eight Hundred Ninety-Four Thousand Six Hundred Eight Dollars ($17,894,608.00) be appropriated and reserved from the City of Boston Community Preservation Fund annual revenues for further appropriation for the fiscal year commencing July 1, 2017, and ending June 30, 2018, upon the recommendations of the Community Preservation Committee.

    1375    Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of One Million Two Hundred Fifty-Seven Thousand Eleven Dollars and Sixty Cents ($1,257,011.60) in the form of a grant, FFY18 Title III-B: Supportive Services, awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, pass through the MA Executive Office of Elder Affairs, to be administered by the Elderly Commission. The grant will fund a comprehensive and coordinated health and social service system, which assist elders to maintain independent living in their own communities as long as desired.

    1376 Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend a grant of Four Hundred Seventy-Four Thousand Two Hundred Thirty-Three Dollars and Seventy-Five cents. ($474,233.75) for the FFY18 Title lll-A Area Plan Administration, awarded by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, passed through the MA Executive Office of Elder Affairs, to be administered by the Elderly Commission. The grant would fund administrative expenses of the Elderly Commission Area Agency on Aging.

    1465 Messages and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of Two Hundred Thousand Dollars ($200,000.00) in the form of a grant for the Beta Blocks grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to be administered by the Mayor's Office. The grant will fund experiments that aim to improve civic life by supporting Boston's efforts to create a process for deploying sensors in urban environments.

  5. PERSONNEL ORDERS:

    1562 Councilor Wu for Councilor McCarthy offered the following: Order for the appointment of temporary employee Christina Scialoia in City Council.

    1563 Councilor Wu offered the following: Order for the appointment of temporary employee Kathleen Sullivan in City Council effective December 30, 2017.

    1564 Councilor Wu offered the following: Order for the appointment of temporary employee Kathleen Sullivan in City Council effective January 6, 2018.

    1565 Councilor Wu for Councilor McCarthy offered the following: Order for the appointment of temporary employee Nita Holder in City Council.

    1566 Councilor Wu for Councilor O'Malley offered the following: Order for the appointment of temporary employee Jessica Morris in City Council.

    1567 Councilor Wu for Councilor O'Malley offered the following: Order for the appointment of temporary employee Matthew Donovan in City Council.

    1568 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 December 30, 2017.

    1569 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 January 6, 2018.

  6. GREEN SHEETS:

    Legislative Calendar for December 13, 2017.

  7.   CONSENT AGENDA:

    1570 Councilor Baker offered the following: Resolution recognizing Mr. Tim & Ms. Cyndi.

    1571 Councilors Essaibi-George and Pressley offered the following: Resolution in memory of Winifred Brown.

    1572 Councilor Ciommo offered the following: Resolution in memory of Raymond E. Hannigan.

    1573 Councilor Flaherty offered the following: Resolution in memory of Robert Paul Volosevich Sr.

    1574 Councilor Flaherty offered the following: Resolution recognizing Pastor Yes Gerard.

    1575 Councilor Flaherty offered the following: Resolution recognizing Dr. Jose Joseph.

    1576 Councilor Flaherty offered the following: Resolution recognizing Margareth Bruno Morisset.

    1577 Councilor Wu offered the following: Resolution declaring December 14, 2017 as Elma Lewis Day in the City of Boston.

    1578 Councilor Wu offered the following: Resolution recognizing Andres Holguin.

    1579 Councilor McCarthy offered the following: Resolution congratulating Karen Carson.

    1580 Councilor McCarthy offered the following: Resolution congratulating Bess Kariotis.

    1581 Councilor McCarthy offered the following: Resolution congratulating William F. Sinnott.

    1582 Councilor Essaibi-George offered the following: Resolution recognizing Joan Wallace-Benjamin.

    1583 Councilor Wu offered the following: Resolution honoring Boston Housing Authority's Language Access Division.

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