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City Council meeting

The City Council is holding a meeting on August 10 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. Agenda

    ROLL CALL

    APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES

    COMMUNICATIONS FROM HER HONOR, THE MAYOR:

    0920 Message and order for your approval an Order amending City of Boston code, Ordinances V, Section 5-5.10 regarding Salary Categories for Certain Offices, and City of Boston Code, Ordinances, Chapter II, Section 2-8.1, Salary of City Councilors, and Section 2-7.11, Salary of the Mayor.

    0921 Message and order for your review the Surveillance Use Policies from each City department or agency subject to the Ordinance on Surveillance Oversight and Information Sharing, Boston City Code Section 16-63 (the "Ordinance).

    0922 Message and order for a supplemental appropriation Order for the Boston Public Schools for FY23 in the amount of One Million Five Hundred Ten Thousand Eight Hundred Twenty Dollars ($1,510,820.00) to cover the FY23 cost items contained within the collective bargaining agreements between the City of Boston and Transdev and its bus drivers on the City’s transportation contract with the vendor, Transdev. The terms of the contracts are July 1, 2021, through June 30, 2024. The major provisions of the contracts include base wage increases of 2% in the second and third year of the contract; increases to the report rate and other reforms.

    0923 Message and order for your approval an Order to reduce the FY23 appropriation for the Reserve for Collective Bargaining by One Million Five Hundred Ten Thousand Eight Hundred Twenty Dollars ($1,510,820.00) to provide funding for the Boston Public Schools for the FY23 increases contained within the collective bargaining agreements between the City of Boston and the Transdev and its bus drivers on the City’s transportation contract with the vendor, Transdev.

    0924 Message and order for a supplemental appropriation Order for the Boston Public Schools for FY23 in the amount of Thirteen Thousand Seven Hundred Sixty-Seven Dollars ($13,767.00) to cover the FY23 cost items contained within the collective bargaining agreements between the City of Boston and the Teamsters Local 25. The terms of the contracts are July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2023. The major provisions of the contracts include base wage increases of 2%, 1.5% and 2%, to be given in October of each fiscal year of the contract terms

    0925 Message and order for your approval an Order to reduce the FY23 appropriation for the Reserve for Collective Bargaining by Thirteen Thousand Seven Hundred Sixty-Seven Dollars ($13,767.00) to provide funding for the Boston Public Schools for the FY23 increases contained within the collective bargaining agreements between the City of Boston and Teamsters, Local 25.

    0926 Message and order authorizing the City of Boston acting through it’s Mayor’s Office of Housing to apply for, accept and expend Sixteen Million Five Hundred Twenty-Seven Thousand Eight Hundred Thirty-One Dollars ($16,527,831.00) provided under Section 231 of the Federal Fiscal Year 2020 Appropriations Act for the Continuum of Care program from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. These funds will be used to support programs that provide services and housing to the unsheltered homeless.

    0927 Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend a grant from the Boston Planning and Development Agency in the amount not to exceed Six Million Seven Hundred and Eighty-Five Thousand Dollars ($6,785,000.00) for the cost related to the pedestrian improvement projects on Canal Street and Thoreau Path, the bike lane connecting projects between Causeway Street and Commercial Street, and the planning, design, and/or reconstruction of the Northern Avenue Bridge.

    0928 Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of Six Million Four Hundred Twenty One Thousand Nine Hundred Twenty Eight Dollars ($6,421,928.00) in the form of a grant for the production of new affordable rental and homeownership housing and also provide operation support for Community Development Corporations, awarded by the United States Department of Housing & Urban Development to be administered by the Mayor’s Office of Housing. The grant will fund Federal FY22 Home Investment Partnership.

    0929 Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of Four Million Dollars ($4,000,000.000) in the form of a grant, for the FY23 Public Safety Answering Point Support and Incentive Grant, awarded by the MA Executive Office of Public Safety & Security to be administered by the Police Department. The grant will fund costs associated with providing Enhanced 911 services.

    0930 Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend a grant from the Planning and Development Agency in the amount not to exceed Two Million Five Hundred Sixty-Two, Two Hundred Ninety-Seven Dollars ($2,562,297.00) for the costs related to transportation improvement projects.

    0931 Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of Two Million Two Hundred Ninety Nine Thousand One Hundred Seventeen Dollars and Sixty Eight Cents ($2,299,117.68) in the form of a grant for the FY23 State Elder Lunch Program, awarded by the MA Executive Office of Elder Affairs to be administered by the Age Strong Commission. The grant will fund nutrition services for older adults in the City of Boston, at the rate of $7.39 per meal for up to 311,112 meals.

    0932 Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of One Million Four Hundred Eighty Six Thousand Sixty Three Dollars ($1,486,063.00) in the form of a grant for the Federal FY22 Emergency Solutions Grant, awarded by the United States Department of Housing & Urban Development to be administered by the Mayor’s Office of Housing. The grant will fund programs to help individuals and families quickly regain stability in permanent housing after experiencing a housing crisis of homelessness.

    0933 Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of Four Hundred Thirteen Thousand Eight Hundred Ninety Dollars ($413,890.00) in the form of a grant, for the FY23 State 911 Training Grant, awarded by the MA Executive Office of Public Safety & Security to be administered by the Police Department. The grant will fund the training and certification of Enhanced 911 telecommunications staff.

    0934 Message and order authorizing an appropriation order in the amount of Six Hundred Eighty-Six Thousand Eight Hundred Dollars ($686,800.00) for the Cemetery Division of the Parks and Recreation Department and the Trust Office of the Treasury Department to be funded from the Cemetery Trust Fund established under Chapter 13 of the Acts of 1961.

    0935 Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of One Hundred Sixty Seven Thousand Dollars ($167,000.00) in  the form of a grant, for the FY23 Crisis Intervention Team-Training & Technical Assistance Center, awarded by the MA Department of Mental Health to be administered by the Police Department. The grant will fund the implementation and staffing of a CIT-TTAC through Boston Police Street Outreach Unit and Academy.

    0936 Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of One Hundred Six Thousand Five Hundred Seventy Five Dollars ($106,575.00) in the form of a grant, for the FY23 DMH Co-Response Grant, awarded by MA Department of Mental Health to be administered by the Police Department. The grant will fund a full-time recovery coach/forensic peer specialist to assist BPD officers with HUB meetings citywide.

    0937 Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000.00) in the form of a grant, for the FY23 DMH Training Grant, awarded by the MA Department of Mental Health to be administered by the Police Department. The grant will fund overtime cost to backfill Crisis Intervention Team Training and other mental health training for officers.

    0938 Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of Thirty Nine Thousand One Hundred Fifty Five Dollars ($39,155.00) in the form of a grant for the Recording Risk Grant, awarded by the Council on Library and Information Resources to be administered by the Office of the City Clerk. The grant will fund the Preserving Boston’s Voices project: Digitizing the Boston 200 Community Oral History collection.

    0939 Message and order for your approval an order to fully authorized the creation of a Sheltered Market Program. During the pilot which ended on June 2022, we learned that this is a powerful and necessary tool to advance our administration’s mission to foster equity in City contracting. Following the success of the Sheltered Market Program is critically important to our larger efforts to ensure that Boston is an economically equitable City that offers opportunities for all communities to build wealth. To that end, I request that the Council reauthorize the Sheltered Market Program for an additional three (3) years.

    PETITIONS, MEMORIALS AND REMONSTRANCES REPORTS OF PUBLIC OFFICERS AND OTHERS:

    0940 Notice was received from the Mayor of her absence from the City on Saturday, July 16, 2022 from 7:35 P.M. until Wednesday, July 20, 2022 at 5:05 P.M.

    0941 Notice was received from Councilor Mejia of her absence from the August 10, 2022 meeting

    0942 Notice was received from the Mayor of the appointment of Alex Lawrence as a member of the Boston Compensation Advisory Board for a term expiring June 30, 2027.

    0943 Notice was received from the Mayor of the appointment of Priscilla Flint Banks as a member of the Boston Employment Commission for a term expiring January 3, 2026.

    0944 Notice was received from the Mayor of the appointment of Darrin Howell as a member of the Boston Employment Commission for a term expiring January 3, 2026.

    0945 Notice was received from the Mayor of the appointment of Eamon Shelton as Commissioner of Property Management.

    0946 Notice was received from the Mayor of the appointment of Christine Weir as Interim Executive Officer of the Retirement Board.

    0947 Notice was received from the Mayor of the appointment of Jerica Bradley, as Temporary Second Assistant Collector-Treasurer for a period of sixty days, effective July 25th, 2022.

    0948  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 June 29, 2022.

    0949  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 July 13, 2022.

    0950   The Constable Bonds of Karla Arias, Dominique Chester, Inez Chester, John Consolo, Tamika Dash and Mark Weisberg has been duly approved by the Collector-Treasurer were received and approved.

    0951 Communication was received from the Boston City Archives regarding the FY 2022 Research and Access Report.

    0952 Notice was received from the Auditing Department providing the Fiscal Year 2023 Payroll Allotment Schedules for all City Departments.

    0953 Communication was received from the Compensation Advisory Board regarding the Salaries of elected officials, department heads and senior leadership positions at the City of Boston.

    0954   Notice was received from the Mayor regarding Docket #0503 approved in part and disapproved in part. I disapprove Paragraph 9 and approve the remaining items in the order set forth in Paragraphs 1-8.

    REPORTS OF COMMITTEES:

    0274  The Committee on Public Safety and Criminal Justice, to which was referred on February 16, 2022, Docket #0274, Message and order authorizing the City of 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, submits a report recommending that the order ought to pass.

    0348 The Committee on Public Safety and Criminal Justice to which was referred on March 9, 2022, Docket #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, submits a report recommending that the order ought to pass.

    0349 The Committee on Public Safety and Criminal Justice to which was referred on March 9, 2022, Docket #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, submits a report recommending that the order ought to pass.

    0375 The Committee on Public Safety and Criminal Justice to which was referred on March 16, 2022, Docket #0375, Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of Five Hundred Fifty Five Thousand One Hundred Sixty Six Dollars and Forty Cents ($555,166.40) in the form of a grant, for the Federal FY20 Assistance to Firefighters Grant, awarded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to be administered by the Fire Department. The grant will fund safety training and fitness equipment to support officer health and wellness, submits a report recommending that the order ought to pass.

    0351 The Committee on Civil Rights and Immigrant Advancement, to which was referred on March 9, 2022, Docket #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, submits a report recommending that the order ought to pass.

    0682 The Committee on Government Operations, to which was referred on May 25, 2022, Docket #0682, Order for a Home Rule Petition regarding Electronic Application and Transmission of Absentee Ballots for Absent Uniformed Services Voters, submits a report recommending that the home rule petition ought to pass in a new draft. 

    0862 The Committee on City Services & Innovation Technology, to which was referred on July 13, 2022, Docket #0862 message and order for your approval an Order to reduce the FY22 appropriation for the Reserve for Collective Bargaining by One Hundred Forty-Five Thousand One Hundred Fifteen Dollars ($145,115.00) to provide funding for the Boston Police Department for the FY22 increases contained within the collective bargaining agreements between the City of Boston and the Boston Police School Traffic Supervisors Association, Inc. (BPSTSA) submits a report recommending that the report ought to pass.

    0863 The Committee on City Services & Innovation Technology, to which was referred on July 13, 2022, Docket #0863 message and order for a supplemental appropriation Order for the Boston Police Department for FY22 in the amount of One Hundred Forty-Five Thousand One Hundred Fifteen Dollars ($145,115.00) to cover the FY22 cost contained within the collective bargaining agreements between the City of Boston and the Boston Police School Traffic Supervisors Association, Inc. (BPSTSA). The terms of the contracts are September 1, 2020 through August 31, 2023. The major provisions of the contract includes base wage increases of 2%, 1.5% and 2%, to be given in September of each fiscal year of the contract term, submits a report recommending that the report ought to pass.

    0864 The Committee on City Services & Innovation Technology, to which was referred on July 13, 2022, Docket #0864 message and order for your approval an Order to reduce the FY23 appropriation for the Reserve for Collective Bargaining by One Hundred Eight Thousand One Hundred Fifty-Eight Dollars ($108,158.00) to provide funding for the Property Management Department for the FY23 increases contained within the collective bargaining agreement between the City of Boston and the Municipal Police Patrolmen's Association (MPPA), submits a report recommending that the report ought to pass.

    0865 The Committee on City Services & Innovation Technology, to which was referred on July 13, 2022, Docket #0865 message and order for a supplemental appropriation Order for the Property Management Department for FY23 in the amount of One Hundred Eight Thousand One Hundred Fifty-Eight Dollars ($108,158.00) to cover the FY23 cost contained within the collective bargaining agreements between the City of Boston and the Municipal Police Patrolmen's Association (MPPA). The terms of the contract 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 the Office of the City Clerk on July 11, 2022, submits a report recommending that the report ought to pass.

    MATTERS RECENTLY HEARD-FOR POSSIBLE ACTION: MOTIONS, ORDERS AND RESOLUTIONS:

    0955 Councilor Murphy offered the following: Order for a Home Rule Petition regarding the Disability Pension for Matthew Morris.

    0956 Councilor Murphy offered the following: Order for a Home Rule Petition regarding the Disability Pension for Harry Jean.

    0957 Councilor Murphy offered the following: Order for a Home Rule Petition regarding the Disability Pension for Terry Cotton.

    0958 Councilor Murphy offered the following: Order for a Home Rule Petition regarding the Disability Pension for Ryan Lenane.

    0959 Councilor Murphy offered the following: Order for a Home Rule Petition regarding the Disability Pension for Scott O'Brien.

    0960 Councilor Murphy offered the following: Order for a Home Rule Petition regarding the Disability Pension for Richard Cintolo.

    0961 Councilor Bok and Louijeune offered the following: Ordinance Amending City of Boston Code, Ordinances, Section 1, to Codify City Policy Regarding the Display of Flags on City Hall Plaza.

    0962 Councilor Flynn offered the following: Order for a hearing to discuss safety concerns associated with Double-Decker Sightseeing Buses and requirement of Double Decker Bus Public Safety Measures in the City Of Boston.

    0963 Councilor Bok offered the following: Order for a hearing regarding enhancing Boston's COVID recovery via grants provided by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

    0964 Councilor Murphy offered the following: Order for a hearing to address the Monkeypox virus and the City's strategy for the breakout.

    0965 Councilor Bok offered the following: Order for a hearing on increasing Green Stormwater Infrastructure Capacity at Boston Water & Sewer and the City of Boston.

    0966 Councilor Coletta and Flynn offered the following: Order for a hearing regarding the coordination of construction and utility permits.

    0967 Councilor Flynn and Murphy offered the following: Resolution Recognizing National Purple Heart Day 2022.

    0968 Councilor Murphy offered the following: Resolution Recognizing August 7 - 13 As National Community Health Center Week.

    PERSONNEL ORDERS:

    0969 Councilor Flynn for Councilor Worrell offered the following: Order for the appointment of temporary employee Abdullah Beckett in City Council, effective July 30, 2022.

    0970 Councilor Flynn for Councilor Louijeune offered the following: Order for the appointment of temporary employee Isabel Slater in City Council, effective July 30, 2022.

    0971 Councilor Flynn for Councilor Baker offered the following: Order for the appointment of temporary employees Amanda Curley, Amanda O'Connor and Julie Ryan in City Council, effective July 30, 2022.

    0972 Councilor Flynn for Councilor Mejia offered the following: Order for the appointment of temporary employee Asli Ercem in City Council, effective August 13, 2022.

    0973 Councilor Flynn for Councilor Fernandes Anderson offered the following: Order for the appointment of temporary employee Mariam Ibrahimi in City Council, effective August 6, 2022.

    0974 Councilor Flynn for Councilor Fernandes Anderson offered the following: Order for the appointment of temporary employee Mariam Ibrahimi in City Council, effective August 13, 2022.

    0975 Councilor Flynn for Councilor Lara offered the following: Order for the appointment of temporary employee Jacqueline Celestino in City Council, effective August 6, 2022.

    0976 Councilor Flynn offered the following: Order for the appointment of temporary employees Sophia Wang and Vanessa Woo in City Council, effective August 6, 2022.

    0977 Councilor Flynn offered the following: Order for the appointment of temporary employees Isabelle Nelson and Yongshi Yu in City Council, effective August 13, 2022.

    0978 Councilor Flynn for Councilor Flaherty offered the following: Order for the appointment of temporary employee Mary Karski in City Council, effective August 6, 2022.

    0979 Councilor Flynn for Councilor Fernandes Anderson offered the following: Order for the appointment of temporary employee Aziza Robinson-Goodnight in City Council, effective July 26, 2022.

    0980 Councilor Flynn for Councilor Mejia offered the following: Order for the appointment of temporary employee Sarah Lawton in City Council, effective 7/30/22.

    0981 Councilor Flynn for Councilor Worrell offered the following: Order for the appointment of temporary employee Bruce Broisman in City Council, effective August 17, 2022.

    0982 Councilor Flynn for Councilor Worrell offered the following: Order for the appointment of temporary employee Lotan Mizrahi in City Council, effective September 1, 2022.

    0983 Councilor Flynn for Councilor Fernandes-Anderson offered the following: Order for the appointment of temporary employee Stephen Etienne in City Council, effective August 20, 2022.

    0984 Councilor Flynn for Councilor Mejia offered the following: Order for the appointment of temporary employee Asli Ercem in City Council, effective August 27, 2022.

    0985 Councilor Flynn for Councilor Mejia offered the following: Order for the appointment of temporary employee Asli Ercem in City Council, effective September 3, 2022.

    GREEN SHEETS:

    10/22 Legislative calendar for August 10, 2022.

    CONSENT AGENDA:

    0986
    Councilor City Council offered the following: Resolution in memory of Abe Shinzo.

    0987
    Councilor Flynn and Flaherty offered the following: Resolution recognizing of Dan McCole.

    0988
    Councilor Flynn and Flaherty offered the following: Resolution recognizing of Ethel and Andy's Sandwich Shop.

    0989
    Councilor Flynn and Murphy offered the following: Resolution recognizing Gold Star Wives of America, Inc.

    0990
    Councilor Bok offered the following: Resolution in memory of Katherine (Mylod) Mainzer.

    0991
    Councilor Flynn offered the following: Resolution congratulating Frank Chin.

    0992
    Councilor Louijeune offered the following: Resolution recognizing Paul Glora.

    0993
    Councilor Baker offered the following: Resolution congratulating Police Officer Brian Doherty.

    0994
    Councilor Louijeune offered the following: Resolution in memory of Carmel Dambreville.

    0995
    Councilor Murphy offered the following: Resolution recognizing Daniel Loring.

    0996
    Councilor Murphy offered the following: Resolution recognizing Boston Little Saigon.

    0997
    Councilor Murphy offered the following: Resolution recognizing Courageous Sailing.

    0998
    Councilor Murphy offered the following: Resolution recognizing Daniel O'Toole.

    0999
    Councilor Murphy offered the following: Resolution in memory of John "Jack" Whelan.

    1000
    Councilor Murphy offered the following: Resolution in memory of Deena Lashorn Smitherman.

    1001
    Councilor Flynn offered the following: Resolution recognizing Chinese Progressive Association's 45th Anniversary.

    1002
    Councilor Flynn offered the following: Resolution recognizing Elizabeth Akeley and George Regan.

    1003
    Councilor Flynn offered the following: Resolution recognizing CCBA and the 52nd Annual August Moon Festival.

    1004
    Councilor Bok offered the following: Resolution recognizing John O'Neil.

    1005
    Councilor Bok offered the following: Resolution recognizing Julia Martin.

    1006
    Councilor Bok offered the following: Resolution recognizing Aloud Johnson.

    1007
    Councilor Flynn offered the following: Resolution recognizing Brian O'Dwyer.

    1008
    Councilor Flynn offered the following: Resolution recognizing Boston Seafood Festival.

    1009 Councilor Murphy offered the following: Resolution recognizing twenty award recipients at the National Night Out.

    1010 Councilor Arroyo offered the following: Resolution in memory of Pedro Pauleus-Blanc

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