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City Council meeting

The City Council is holding a meeting on March 9 at 12 p.m.

All City 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:

        0346    Message and order for your approval an order authorizing the City of 
        Boston to submit to the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) 
        Statement of Interest for its Accelerated Repair Program for the following 
        schools: the Warren Prescott, Haley Pilot School, Curley K 8 School Lower 
        Building, Henderson K12 Inclusion School Upper Campus, Ohrenberger 
        School, and the English High School. The Statements of Interest describe 
        and explain the deficiencies and the priority category for which the City of 
        Boston may be invited to apply to the MSBA Accelerated Repair grant 
        program in the future.

        0347    Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the 
        amount of Two Hundred Sixty Six Thousand Five Hundred Dollars 
        ($266,500.00) in the form of a grant for the FY22 Local Cultural Council 
        Program, awarded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council to be 
        administered by the Mayor’s Office of Arts & Culture. The grant will fund 
        innovation arts, humanities and interpretive sciences programming that 
        enhance the quality of life in our city.

        0348    Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the 
        amount of Two Hundred Thirty Seven Thousand Five Hundred Dollars 
        ($237,500.00) in the form of a grant for the FY22 HazMat Earmark, 
        awarded by the Massachusetts Department of Fire Services to be 
        administered by the Fire Department. The grant will fund decontamination 
        equipment, vehicle and maintenance expenses for the Hazard Response 
        Team at Boston Fire Department.

        0349    Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the 
        amount of One Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars ($150,000.00) in the form 
        of grant, for the FY22 COVID 19 SA/DV Trust Fund, awarded by the 
        Department of Public Health to be administered by the Police Department. 
        The grant will fund two full time Domestic Violence advocates who will 
        work with social service agency partners at the BPHC Family Justice 
        Center.

        0350    Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the 
        amount of Forty Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($40,500.00) in the form 
        of a grant, for the Adopt A Statue Endowment Fund, awarded by the Boston 
        Foundation to be administered by the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture. 
        The grant will fund the care and maintenance of the John Boyle O’Reilly 
        sculpture by Daniel Chester French.

        0351    Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the 
        amount of Thirty Six Thousand Two Hundred Fifty Dollars ($36,250.00) in 
        the form of a grant, for the Dialogue to Action, awarded by the Boston 
        Redevelopment Authority to be administered by the Office of Resiliency & 
        Racial Equity. The grant will fund programmatic activities to deepen 
        participants’ understanding of racism, in historical and present day forms 
        and foster a sense of agency to change the system through actions at 
        individual, interpersonal or systemic levels.

        0352    Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the 
        amount of Twenty Eight Thousand Dollars and Thirteen Cents ($28,000.13) 
        in the form of a grant, for the FY21 Violence Against Women Act STOP 
        grant, awarded by the United States Department of Justice, passed through 
        the MA Executive Office of Public Safety & Security, to be administered by 
        the Police Department. The grant will fund a Civilian Domestic Violence 
        Advocate who provides services for victims in Jamaica Plain, East Boston 
        and Charlestown.

        0353    Message and order for the confirmation of the reappointment of Guale 
        Valdez, as a member of the Boston Public Health Commission’s Board of 
        Health for a term expiring on January 15, 2025.

        0354    Message and order for the confirmation of the reappointment of Philomin 
        Laptiste, as a member of the Boston Public Health Commission’s Board of 
        Health for a term expiring on January 15, 2025.

  3. REPORTS OF PUBLIC OFFICERS AND OTHERS:

        0355    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 February 9, 2022.

        0356    Communication was received from Nicholas Ariniello, Assessing 
        Commissioner, of the appointment of Walter Hyde to a position in the 
        Commercial Unit in Assessing.

  4. MATTERS RECENTLY HEARD FOR POSSIBLE ACTION:

        0259    An Ordinance Amending City of Boston Code, Ordinances, Chapter XV, 
        Section X and Establishing the Boston Fair Chance Act.

        0272    Message and order for your approval an order to reduce the FY22 
        appropriation for the Reserve for Collective bargaining by Two Million 
        Sixteen Thousand Four Hundred Nine Dollars ($2,016,409.00) to provide 
        funding for various departments for FY22 increases contained within the 
        collective bargaining agreements between the City of Boston and SENA.

        0273    Message and orders for a supplemental appropriation order for various 
        departments for FY22 in the amount of Two Million Sixteen Thousand Four 
        Hundred Nine Dollars ($2,016,409.00) to cover the FY22 cost items 
        contained within the collective bargaining agreements between the City of 
        Boston and SENA. The terms of the contracts are October 1, 2020 through 
        September 30, 2023. The major provisions of the contacts include base 
        wage increases of 2%, 1.5%, and 2% to be given in October of each fiscal 
        year of the contract term.
        Filed in Office of the City Clerk on February 14, 2022.

  5. MOTIONS, ORDERS AND RESOLUTIONS:

        0357    Councilor Fernandes Anderson offered the following: Order for a 
        hearing to explore a Rent to Own Pilot Program.

        0358    Councilor Mejia offered the following: Resolution recognizing March 13, 
        2022 as Essential Workers Day in the City of Boston.

        0359    Councilor Mejia offered the following: Resolution recognizing March as 
        National Social Worker Month.

  6. PERSONNEL ORDERS:

        0360    Councilor Flynn for Councilor Murphy offered the following: Order for the 
        appointment of temporary employee David Mareira in City Council, 
        effective March 5, 2022.

        0361    Councilor Flynn for Councilor Murphy offered the following: Order for the 
        appointment of temporary employee David Mareira in City Council, 
        effective March 12, 2022.

        0362    Councilor Flynn for Councilor Breadon offered the following: Order for the 
        appointment of temporary employee Brenna Broderick in City Council, 
        effective March 26, 2022.

  7. GREEN SHEETS:

    9/22    Legislative calendar for March 9, 2022.

  8. CONSENT AGENDA:

        0363    Councilor Baker offered the following: Resolution recognizing Nancy 
        Wass.

        0364    Councilor Mejia offered the following: Resolution recognizing six 
        organizations for their work uplifting and supporting essential workers 
        during the COVID pandemic.

        0365    Councilor Mejia offered the following: Resolution recognizing Shirley 
        Shillingford.

        0366    Councilor Mejia offered the following: Resolution recognizing Lisa 
        Searcy.

        0367    Councilor Mejia offered the following: Resolution recognizing the Black 
        Boston COVID Coalition.

        0368    Councilor Louijeune offered the following: Resolution congratulating 
        Ashley Armand.

        0369    Councilor Louijeune offered the following: Resolution congratulating 
        Regine Phillipe.

        0370    Councilor Louijeune offered the following: Resolution congratulating 
        Sophia Edmé.

        0371    Councilor Flynn, Flaherty and Baker offered the following: Resolution 
        congratulating Owen Rogers.

        0372    Councilor Lara offered the following: Resolution recognizing Eneido 
        "Tony" Barros.

        0373    Councilor Bok offered the following: Resolution recognizing Greg Galer.

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