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City Council meeting

The City Council is holding a meeting on September 28 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:

    1166    Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the 
        amount of Seven Million Five Hundred One Thousand Two Hundred 
        Dollars ($7,501,200.00) in the form of a grant for the Federal Highway 
        Administration Grant from the Massachusetts Department of 
        Transportation, Highway Division, to be administered by the Boston 
        Transportation Department and the Boston Public Works Department. The 
        grant will fund a portion of the design cost for the Sullivan 
        Square/Rutherford Avenue project.

        1167    Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend a 
        grant from the Boston Planning and Development Agency in an amount not 
        to exceed Four Million Six Hundred One Thousand Five Hundred and 
        Eighty Nine Dollars ($4,601,589.00) which will be allocated to the Mayor's 
        Office of Arts and Culture for its work on Public Arts and Culture efforts.

        1168    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 2022 Transportation Planning Grant, awarded by the 
        Massachusetts Gaming Commission to be administered by the Boston 
        Transportation Department. The grant will fund a portion of the design 
        costs for the Sullivan/Rutherford Avenue project.

        1169    Message and order for your approval an Order regarding the appointment of 
        David Aiken as a member of the Zoning Board of Appeal for a term 
        expiring May 1, 2023, provided the members may continue to serve until a 
        replacement member is appointed.

        1170    Message and order for your approval an Order regarding the appointment of 
        Raheem Shepard as a member of the Zoning Board of Appeal for a term 
        expiring May 1, 2023, provided that members may continue to serve until a 
        replacement member is appointed.

        1171    Message and order for your approval an Order regarding the re appointment 
        of Sherry Dong as a member of the Zoning Board of Appeal for a term 
        expiring May 1, 2023, provided that members may continue to serve until a 
        replacement member is appointed.

        1172    Message and order for your approval an Order regarding the re appointment 
        of Hansy Better Barraza as a member of the Zoning Board of Appeal for a 
        term expiring May 1, 2024, provided that members may continue to serve 
        until a replacement member is appointed.

        1173    Message and order for your approval an Order regarding the appointment of 
        Giovanny Valencia as a member of the Zoning Board of Appeal for a term 
        expiring May 1, 2024, provided that members may continue to serve until a 
        replacement member is appointed.

        1174    Message and order for your approval an Order regarding the appointment of 
        Alaa Mukahhal as a member of the Zoning Board of Appeal for a term 
        expiring May 1, 2024, provided that members may continue to serve until a 
        replacement member is appointed.

        1175    Message and order for your approval an Order regarding the appointment of 
        Theodora Massouh as an alternate member of the Zoning Board of Appeal 
        for a term expiring May 1, 2024, provided that members may continue to 
        serve until a replacement member is appointed.

        1176    Message and order for your approval an Order regarding the appointment of 
        Alan E. Langham as a member of the Zoning Board of Appeal for a term 
        expiring May 1, 2025, provided that members may continue to serve until a 
        replacement member is appointed.

        1177    Message and order for your approval an Order regarding the appointment of 
        Norm Stembridge as a member of the Zoning Board of Appeal for a term 
        expiring May 1, 2025, provided the members may continue to serve until a 
        replacement member is appointed.

        1178    Message and order for your approval an Order regarding the appointment of 
        Shavel’le Olivier as a member of the Zoning Board of Appeal for a term 
        expiring May 1, 2025, provided that members may continue to serve until a 
        replacement member is appointed.

        1179    Message and order for your approval an Order regarding the appointment of 
        David Collins as a member of the Zoning Board of Appeal for a term 
        expiring May 1, 2025, provided that members may continue to serve until a 
        replacement member is appointed.

  3. REPORTS OF PUBLIC OFFICERS AND OTHERS:

    1181    Notice was received from the Mayor of the appointment of Eric Burkman, 
        as a member to the Air Pollution Control Commission, expiring on January 
        6, 2025.

        1182    Notice was received from the Mayor of the appointment of Irmak Turan, as 
        a member to the Air Pollution Control Commission, expiring on January 6, 
        2025.

        1183    Notice was received from the Mayor of the appointment of Charlie Kim, as 
        a member to the Disability Commission Advisory Board, expiring on 
        January 6, 2025.

        1184    Communication was received from the City Clerk transmitting a 
        communication from the Boston Landmarks Commission for City Council 
        action on the designation of the Petition #254.16, The Warren House, 
        Roxbury, Ma. (In effect after October 29, 2022 if not acted upon).

        1185    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 September 25, 2022.
     

  4. REPORTS OF COMMITTEES:

    0926    The Committee on Housing and Community Development, to which was 
        referred on August 10, 2022, Docket #0926, 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, the committee submits a 
        report recommending the order ought to pass.

        1018    The Committee on Housing and Community Development, to which was 
        referred on August 31, 2022, Docket #1018, authorizing the City of Boston, 
        acting through its Mayor’s Office of Housing, to apply for, and to accept 
        and expend, the Federal Fiscal Year 2022 Continuum of Care grant funds 
        from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in an 
        amount not to exceed Forty Five Million Dollars ($45,000,000.00). These 
        funds will be used to support programs that provide services and housing to 
        persons experiencing homelessness, submits a report recommending the 
        order ought to pass.

  5. MATTERS RECENTLY HEARD FOR POSSIBLE ACTION:

    1098    Order for a hearing regarding Redistricting Principles.

        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.

  6. MOTIONS, ORDERS AND RESOLUTIONS:

    1186    Councilor Arroyo and Fernandes Anderson offered the following: An 
        Ordinance Amending City Council Electoral Districts.

        1187    Councilor Lara, Flaherty and Louijeune offered the following: Order 
        for a Hearing to Assess the Need for a Senior Center in the Neighborhood 
        of West Roxbury.

        1188    Councilor Lara and Arroyo offered the following: Order for a hearing to 
        discuss the BPPA contract timeline, community process and priorities.

        1189    Councilor Flynn and Breadon offered the following: Resolution 
        recognizing the Contribution of Human Services Workers in Boston and 
        Across the Commonwealth During Human Services Awareness Week, 
        October 2 8, 2022.

        1190    Councilor Mejia offered the following: Order requesting certain 
        information under 17F regarding the Rental Relief Fund.

        1191    Councilor Mejia offered the following: Order requesting certain 
        information under 17F regarding Retail Residential Kitchens.

        1192    Councilor Mejia offered the following: Order requesting certain 
        information under 17F regarding the Small Business Relief Fund.

        1193    Councilor Mejia offered the following: Order requesting certain 
        information under 17F regarding the Financial Assistance for 
        Homeownership Programs.

        1194    Councilor Mejia offered the following: Order requesting certain 
        information under 17F regarding Seniors Save Program.
     

  7. PERSONNEL ORDERS:

    1195    Councilor Flynn for Councilor Lara offered the following: Order for the 
        appointment of temporary employee Clara Goldberg in City Council, 
        effective October 4, 2022.

        1196    Councilor Flynn for Councilor Worrell offered the following: Order for the 
        appointment of temporary employee Chukwuemeka Osuagwu in City 
        Council, effective June 4, 2022.

        1197    Councilor Flynn for Councilor Worrell offered the following: Order for the 
        appointment of temporary employee Chukwuemeka Osuagwu in City 
        Council, effective June 11, 2022.

        1198    Councilor Flynn for Councilor Louijeune offered the following:  Order for 
        the appointment of temporary employee Hodan Hashi in City Council, 
        effective September 24, 2022.

        1199    Councilor Flynn offered the following: Order for the appointment of 
        temporary employees, effective September 17, 2022.
     

  8. GREEN SHEETS:

    28/22    Legislative calendar for September 28, 2022.

  9. CONSENT AGENDA:

    1200    Councilor Arroyo offered the following: Resolution in memory of Rita E. 
        Walsh.

        1201    Councilor Flynn offered the following: Resolution Recognizing The 
        Burke Foundation & the Burke Family.

        1202    Councilor Mejia offered the following: Resolution in recognizing Margo 
        Thunder.

        1203    Councilor Mejia offered the following: Resolution in recognizing Greater 
        Egleston High School.

        1204    Councilor Mejia offered the following: Resolution in recognizing Beatriz 
        McConnie Zapater.

        1205    Councilor Coletta offered the following: Resolution in tribute of Barbara 
        "Lasumma" Sullivan.

        1206    Councilor Murphy offered the following: Resolutions recognizing 79 
        retirees from the Boston Fire Department.
     

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