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City Council meeting

The City Council is holding a meeting on May 18 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:

    0625 Message and order for your approval an Order to reduce the FY22
    appropriation for the Reserve for Collective Bargaining by One Hundred
    Twenty Three Thousand Two Hundred and Ninety One Dollars
    ($123,291.00) to provide funding for various departments for the FY22
    increases contained within the collective bargaining agreements between
    the Boston Public Health Commission and AFSCME, Council 93.

    0626 Message and order for the supplemental appropriation Order for the Boston
    Public Health Commission for FY22 in the amount of One Hundred Twenty
    Three Thousand Two Hundred and Ninety One Dollars ($123,291.00) to
    cover the FY22 cost items contained within the collective bargaining
    agreements between the Boston Public Health Commission and AFSCME,
    Council 93. The terms of the contracts are October 1, 2020 through
    September 30, 2023. The major provisions of the contract include base
    wage increases of 2%, 1.5% and 2% percent to be given in January of each
    fiscal year of the contact term. Filed in the Office of the City Clerk on
    March 21, 2022.
    Filed in the office of the City Clerk on May 16, 2022.

    0627 Message and order for your approval an Order to reduce the FY22
    appropriation for the Reserve for Collective Bargaining by Ninety Four
    Thousand One Hundred Thirteen Dollars ($94,113.00) to provide funding
    for the Inspection Service Department for the FY22 increases contained
    within the Collective Bargaining agreements between the City of Boston
    and the Office and Professional Employees International Union, Local 6
    (OPEIU).

    0628 Message and order for the supplemental appropriation Order for the
    Inspectional Services Department for FY22 in the amount of Ninety Four
    Thousand One Hundred Thirteen Dollars ($94,113.00) to cover the FY22
    cost contained within the collective cost items contained within the
    collective bargaining agreements between the City of Boston and the Office
    and Professional Employee International Union Local 6 (OPEIU). The
    terms of the contracts are July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2023. The major
    provisions of the contract include base wage increases of 2%, 1.5% and 2%
    percent to be given in October of each fiscal year of the contact term.
    Filed in the office of the City Clerk on May 16, 2022.

    0629 Message and order for your approval an Order to reduce the FY22
    appropriation for the Reserve for Collective Bargaining by Five Thousand
    Four Hundred and Seventy Three Dollars ($5,473.00) to provide funding
    for the Boston Police Department for the FY22 increases contained with the
    collective bargaining agreements between the City of Boston and the New
    York Typographical Union.

    0630 Message and order for the supplemental appropriation Order for the Boston
    Police Department for FY22 in the amount of Five Thousand Four Hundred
    and Seventy Three Dollars ($5,473.00) to cover the FY22 cost items
    contained within the Collective Bargaining agreements between the Boston
    Police Department and the New York Typographical Union. The terms of
    the contracts are October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2023. The major
    provisions of the contract include base wage increases of 2%, 1.5% and 2%
    percent to be given in September of each fiscal year of the contact term.
    Filed in the office of the City Clerk on May 16, 2022.
    0631 Message transmitting certain information under section 17F regarding
    relative to the Mission Hill K-8 School, Docket Number #0591, passed by
    the Council on May 4, 2022.
     

  3. REPORTS OF PUBLIC OFFICERS AND OTHERS:

    0632 Communication was received by the City Clerk from Eneida D. Travares,
    Chair, Boston Election Commissioners certifying the results of the May 3,
    2022 election held for the office of District 1 City Councilor.

    0633 Notice was received from the Mayor of her absence from the City on
    Tuesday, May 17, 2022 from 11:00 A.M. until 9:05 P.M..

  4. MATTERS RECENTLY HEARD-FOR POSSIBLE ACTION:

    Dockets #0480 0482, Orders for the FY23 Operating Budget, including annual
    appropriations for departmental operations, for the School Department, and for other
    post employment benefits (OPEB).

    Docket #0483, Order for capital fund transfer appropriations.

    Dockets #0484 0486, Orders for the Capital Budget, including loan orders and lease
    purchase agreements.

    0492 Message and order authorizing a limit for the Boston Centers for Youth and
    Families (BCYF) revolving fund for Fiscal Year 2023 to pay salaries and
    benefits of employees and to purchase supplies and equipment necessary to
    operate the City Hall Child Care. This revolving fund shall be credited with
    any and all receipts from tuition paid by parents or guardians for children
    enrolled at the center. Receipts and resulting expenditures from this fund
    shall not exceed Nine Hundred Thousand Dollars ($900,000.00).
     

  5. MOTIONS, ORDERS AND RESOLUTIONS:

    0634 Councilor Lara offered the following: Order for a hearing to discuss the
    creation of a civilian construction details program.

    0635 Councilor Fernandes Anderson offered the following: Order for a
    hearing to discuss ways of creating a partnership between colleges and high
    schools that will create jobs and academic supports for students.

    0636 Councilor Fernandes Anderson offered the following: Order for a
    hearing to discuss the initiation of a study that assesses life insurance need
    for low-income residents.

    0637 Councilor Fernandes Anderson offered the following: Order for a
    hearing to discuss reinforcing fines or implementing funding for distressed
    privately owned buildings and vacant lots.

    0638 Councilor Flynn offered the following: Order for a hearing to discuss the
    possibility of allocating ARPA fund for the expansion of South Boston
    Community Health Center.

    0639 Councilor Bok and Flynn offered the following: Petition for a special law
    regarding an Act to make certain changes in the law relative to the Historic
    Beacon Hill District.

    0640 Councilor Breadon offered the following: Order for a hearing on
    appropriating federal relief funds to stabilize and expand public sector
    personnel capacity beyond pre-pandemic levels.

    0641 Councilor Breadon offered the following: Order requesting certain
    information under Section 17F relative to the Personnel Review Committee
    and personnel vacancies.

    0642 Councilor Mejia offered the following: Order for a hearing on
    Government Accountability, Transparency, and Accessibility of
    Decision-Making Protocols in City Government.

    0643 Councilor Mejia offered the following: Resolution Opposing State
    Receivership For Boston Public Schools.

    0644 Councilor Fernandes Anderson offered the following: Resolution to
    name the District Seven Art Corridor The ARTery.

    0645 Councilor Murphy offered the following: Resolution recognizing the
    contributions of African American Military Veterans and recognize African
    American Military Heritage Month.

  6. GREEN SHEETS:

    18/22 Legislative calendar for May 18, 2022.

  7. CONSENT AGENDA:

    0646 Councilor Murphy offered the following: Resolution recognizing thirteen
    people on their 100th Birthday Celebration.

    0647 Councilor Arroyo offered the following: Resolution recognizing Keep
    Hyde Park Beautiful.

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    0648 Councilor Louijeune offered the following: Resolution recognizing
    twelve Haitian community members in honor of Haitian Flag Day.

    0649 Councilor Louijeune offered the following: Resolution in memory of
    Currivan M. Alouidor.

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