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City Council meeting

The City Council is holding a meeting on February 16 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:

    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.

        0274    Message and order authorizing the City off Boston to accept and expend the 
        amount of One Million Six Hundred Forty Two Thousand Seven Hundred 
        Twenty Three Dollars and Ten Cents ($1,642,723.10) in the form of a grant 
        for, the FY22 Senator Charles E. Shannon Jr. Community Safety Initiative, 
        awarded by the MA Executive Office of Public Safety & Security to be 
        administered by the Police Department. The grant will fund regional and 
        multi disciplinary approaches to combat gang violence through coordinated 
        prevention and intervention, law enforcement, prosecution and reintegration 
        programs.

        0275    Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend a 
        grant (the “Grant”) in the amount of Sixty Five Thousand Dollars 
        ($65,000.00) awarded by the Barr Foundation, to be administered by the 
        Mayor’s Office. The grant will support the national search process to fill the 
        position of Senior Advisor for the Green New Deal for the City of Boston.

        0276    Message and order for the confirmation of the appointment of Cokiena 
        Fuller as a member of the Boston Housing Authority Monitoring Committee 
        for a term expiring February 14, 2024.

        0277    Message and order for the confirmation of the appointment of Ana Calderon 
        as a member of the Boston Housing Authority Monitoring Committee for a 
        term expiring February 14, 2024.

        0278    Message and order for the confirmation of the appointment of Dacia 
        Morales as a member of the Boston Housing Authority Monitoring 
        Committee for a term expiring February 14, 2024.

  3. REPORTS OF PUBLIC OFFICERS AND OTHERS:

    0279    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 January 26, 2022.

        0280    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 2, 2022.

        0281    Notice was received from the Mayor of her absence from the City from 
        11:00 A.M. on Friday, February 11, 2022 until 5:00 P.M on Saturday 
        February 12, 2022.

        0282    Notice was received from the Mayor of the appointment of Justin Sterritt as 
        Trustee of the Boston Common Maintenance Trust Fund.

        0283    Communication was received from Lawrence S. DiCara, Chairman of the 
        Audit Committee, updating the City Council of their meetings held with 
        independent auditors KPMG LLP for the year ending December 31, 2021.

        0284    Notice was received from the Mayor of the appointment of Jung Wing Lee 
        as a member of the Boston Housing Authority Monitoring Committee for a 
        term expiring February 14, 2024.

        0285    Notice was received from the Mayor of the reappointment of Meena Carr as 
        a member of the Boston Housing Authority Monitoring Committee for a 
        term expiring February 14, 2024.

        0286    Notice was received from the Mayor of the reappointment of Matilda 
        Drayton as a member of the Boston Housing Authority Monitoring 
        Committee for a term expiring February 14, 2024.

        0287    Notice was received from the Mayor of the reappointment of Margarita 
        Lebron as a member of the Boston Housing Authority Monitoring 
        Committee for a term expiring February 14, 2024.

        0288    Notice was received from the Mayor of the reappointment of Eugenia Smith 
        as a member of the Boston Housing Authority Monitoring Committee for a 
        term expiring February 14, 2024.

        0289    Notice was received from the Mayor of the reappointment of Julietta Lopez 
        as a member of the Boston Housing Authority Monitoring Committee for a 
        term expiring February 14, 2024.

  4. REPORTS OF COMMITTEES:

    0240    The Committee on Government Operations, to which was referred on 
        February 2, 2022, Docket #0240, An Ordinance Amending City of Boston 
        Code, Chapter XV Section XI Creating a Commission on Black Men and 
        Boys, submits a report recommending that the ordinance ought to pass in a 
        new draft.

        0223    The Committee on City Services and Innovation Technology, to which was 
        referred on February 2, 2022, Docket #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 Persons with Disabilities, submits a report recommending that the order 
        ought to pass.

  5. MATTERS RECENTLY HEARD FOR POSSIBLE ACTION:

    0165    Message 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 No Kid Hungry Grant, awarded by Share Our Strength to be 
        administered by the New Urban Mechanics. The grant will fund a 
        Fellowship to pilot solutions for increased access to healthy food for 
        children and families that experience economic insecurity and food 
        insecurity.

        0186    Petition for a Special Law re: An Act Providing Certain Retirement Benefits 
        for the Widow of a Former Firefighter of the City of Boston.

  6. MOTIONS, ORDERS AND RESOLUTIONS:

        0290    Councilor Flynn and Mejia offered the following: Order for a hearing to 
        discuss ways for the city to increase communications access for People with 
        Disabilities to Public Facing Televisions.

        0291    Councilor Worrell offered the following: Order for a hearing regarding 
        equity in city contracts.

        0292    Councilor Breadon offered the following: Order for a hearing regarding 
        access to low cost veterinary care.

        0293    Councilor Breadon and Louijeune offered the following: Order for a 
        hearing regarding transparency and publication of the Organization of City 
        Government, the City Charter, and City Ordinances.

        0294    Councilor Worrell offered the following: Order for a hearing regarding a 
        Cradle to Career Tracking System.

        0295    Councilor Louijeune and Fernandes Anderson offered the following: 
        Order for a hearing to explore municipal bonds and other fiscal options to 
        increase affordable housing and community investments.

        0296    Councilor Louijeune and Worrell offered the following: Order for a 
        hearing regarding biannual review of the Boston Employment Commission 
        and Boston Residents Jobs Policy.

        0297    Councilor Louijeune offered the following: Resolution calling on the 
        Biden Administration to cease deportations of Haitian migrants under Title 
        42.
     

  7. PERSONNEL ORDERS:

    0298    Councilor Flynn for Councilor Worrell offered the following: Order for the 
        appointment of temporary employee Chukwuemeka Osuagwu in City 
        Council effective February 28, 2022.

        0299    Councilor Flynn for Councilor Mejia offered the following: Order for the 
        appointment of temporary employee Cisnell Baez in City Council effective 
        February 12, 2022.

        0300    Councilor Flynn for Councilor Mejia offered the following: Order for the 
        appointment of temporary employee Cisnell Baez in City Council effective 
        February 19, 2022.

  8. GREEN SHEETS:

    2/16/22    Legislative calendar for February 16, 2022.

  9. CONSENT AGENDA:

    0301    Councilor Louijeune offered the following: Resolution in memory of 
        Andre Fritz Dossous.

        0302    Councilor Mejia offered the following: Resolution in memory of Dr. 
        Delores M. Richardson.

        0303    Councilor Bok offered the following: Resolution celebrating David 
        Shepherd King.

        0304    Councilor Lara offered the following: Resolution in memory of  Stephen 
        K. Economou.

        0305    Councilor Flynn offered the following: Resolution recognizing South 
        Boston Excel High School JROTC.

        0306    Councilor Edwards offered the following: Resolution in memory of 
        Alberto Miranda Pires.

        0307    Councilor Edwards offered the following: Resolution in memory of 
        Winifred McDonald.

        0308    Councilor Edwards offered the following: Resolution in memory of  
        Mary Roach.

        0309    Councilor Lara offered the following: Resolution in memory of Rose 
        Marie Norton.

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