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City Council meeting

The City Council is holding a virtual meeting on February 2 at 12 p.m.

All Council Meetings are held at 12 p.m. (noon) in the Christopher A. Iannella Chamber on the fifth floor of Boston City Hall, unless otherwise noted. All meetings are open to the public and are also available on Xfinity Channel 8, RCN 82, Fios 964, and livestream via City Council TV.

Discussion Topics

  1. APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES
  2. COMMUNICATIONS FROM HER HONOR, THE MAYOR:

    0222    Message and order for your approval a Home Rule petition to the General Court entitled “ Petition for a Special Law Re: An Act Relative to Real Estate Transfer Fees and Senior Property Tax Relief”.

        0223    Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of Two Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars ($250,000.00) in the form of a grant for the FY22 Municipal ADA Improvement Grant Program, awarded by the Massachusetts Office on Disability to be administered by the Commission for Person with Disabilities. The grant will fund the installation of a vertical lift to the third floor mezzanine.

        0224    Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of Nine Thousand Dollars ($9,000.00) in the form of a grant, for the BU Research Pilot Project, awarded by Boston University School of Social Work to be administered by the Police Department. The grant will fund a research partnership with Boston University and the University of Massachusetts Lowell to examine Boston Police Department response to mental and behavioral health related calls for service in the Boston Public Schools. The funds will cover staff overtime required to redact personal data from student records.

  3. REPORTS OF PUBLIC OFFICERS AND OTHERS:

    0225    Councilor Flynn offered the following: Communication was received from City Council President Edward Flynn appointing Alex Geourntas as Interim City Clerk due to the retirement of City Clerk Maureen Feeney. There will be a formal open process to fill this position.

        0226    Councilor Flynn offered the following: Communication was received from City Council President Edward Flynn detailing the named chairs, vice chairs and voting members of the standing committees of the Boston City Council.

        0227    Notice was received from the Mayor of the appointment of Brandon Cardet Hernandez, as a member of the Boston School Committee for a term expiring January 5, 2026.

        0228    Notice was received from the Mayor of the ppointment of B. Chris  Sumner, as a member of the Civilian Review Board for a term expiring January 2, 2023.

        0229    Notice was received from the Mayor of the appointment of Wayne S. Daley, as a member of the Civilian Review Board for a term expiring January 6, 2025.

        0230    Notice was received from the Mayor of the appointment of Amy McNamee, as a member of the Civilian Review Board for a term expiring January 1, 2024.

        0231    Notice was received from the Mayor of the appointment of Joshua E. Dankoff, as a member of the Civilian Review Board for a term expiring January 1, 2024.

        0232    Notice was received from the Mayor of the appointment of Anne Hernandez, as a member of the Civilian Review Board for a term expiring January 6, 2025.

        0233    Notice was received from the Mayor of the appointment of Tara Register, as a member of the Civilian Review Board for a term expiring January 1, 2024.

        0234    Notice was received from the Mayor of the appointment of Carrie Mays, as a member of the Civilian Review Board for a term expiring January 2, 2023.

        0235    Notice was received from the Mayor of the appointment of Natalie Carithers, as a member of the Civilian Review Board for a term expiring January 2, 2023.

        0236    Notice was received from the Mayor of the appointment of E. Peter Alverez, as a member of the Civilian Review Board for a term expiring January 6, 2025.

        0237    Notice was received from the Mayor of the appointment of E. Peter Alverez, as Chairperson of the Civilian Review Board for a term expiring January 2, 2023.

        0238    Notice was received from the Mayor of the appointment of Allison S. Cartwright, as a member of the Internal Affairs Oversight Panel for a term expiring January 6, 2025.

  4. MATTERS RECENTLY HEARD FOR POSSIBLE ACTION:

    0160    Message and order authorizing the City of Boston (the “City”) to accept and expend the amount of Five Million Dollars ($5,000,000.00) in the form of a grant ( the “Grant Payment”), awarded by the United States Department of the Treasury, to be administered by the City’s Chief Financial Officer/Collector Treasurer. The Grant Payment is made from the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund in the Treasury of the United States established by Section 9901 of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.

  5. MOTIONS, ORDERS AND RESOLUTIONS:

    0239    Councilor Mejia and Fernandes Anderson offered the following: An Ordinance Creating a Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African Americans.

        0240    Councilor Mejia offered the following: An Ordinance Amending City of Boston Code, Chapter XV Section XI Creating a Commission on Black Men and Boys.

        0241    Councilor Bok offered the following: Order for a hearing regarding a supplemental sidewalk clearance program during snowstorms in Boston.

        0242    Councilor Bok offered the following: Order for a hearing regarding recycling, compost, and waste services in the City of Boston.

        0243    Councilor Bok offered the following: Order for a hearing regarding gasoline powered lawn and garden equipment.

        0244    Councilor Breadon and Bok offered the following: Order for a hearing to review Affirmative Marketing practices for re leasing existing affordable rental units generated by the Inclusionary Development Policy.

        0245    Councilor Murphy offered the following: Order to Address the Youth Mental Health Crisis in Our City.

        0246    Councilor Murphy offered the following: Order for a hearing to address the changes to the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) that the Vaccine Mandate Created.

        0247    Councilor Mejia offered the following: Order Regarding a Text Amendment to the Boston Zoning Code to Establish Formula Retail Uses.

        0248    Councilor Flynn offered the following: Order For Special Preliminary Municipal Election For District One City Councilor On April 5, 2022 And Special Municipal Election On May 3, 2022

  6. PERSONNEL ORDERS:

    0249    Councilor Flynn for Councilor Mejia offered the following:  Order for the appointment of temporary employee Jacob deBlecourt in City Council effective February 5, 2022.

        0250    Councilor Flynn for Councilor Mejia offered the following:  Order for the appointment of temporary employee Jacob deBlecourt in City Council effective February 12, 2022.

        0251    Councilor Flynn for Councilor Mejia offered the following:  Order for the appointment of temporary employee Sandra Sanchez Saavedra in City Council effective January 31, 2022.

        0252    Councilor Flynn for Councilor Edwards offered the following:  Order for the appointment of temporary employee Michael Bonetti and Judy Evers in City Council effective January 31, 2022.

        0253    Councilor Flynn for Councilor Edwards offered the following:  Order for the appointment of temporary employee Elaine Donovan in City Council effective February 5, 2022.

  7. GREEN SHEETS:

    2/2/22    Legislative Calendar for February 2, 2022.

  8. CONSENT AGENDA:

    0254    Councilor Edwards offered the following: Resolution in memory of Anthony "Cal" Tordiglione.

        0255    Councilor Flynn and Murphy offered the following: Resolution recognizing Cmdr. Billie J. Farrell as the 77th Commanding Officer of USS Constitution.

        0256    Councilor Mejia and Edwards offered the following: Resolution in memory of Eriken Calderon.

        0257    Resolution recognizing Anna Mary Cammarata.

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