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City Council meeting

The City Council is holding a meeting on October 19 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:

    1242    Message disapproving an ordinance 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, (Docket 
        #0920), passed by the City Council October 6, 2022.

        1243    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.
        Filed in Office of the City Clerk on October 17, 2022.

        1244    Message and order for your approval an Order to reduce the FY23 
        appropriation for the Reserves for Collective Bargaining by Thirty One 
        Million, Seventy Two Thousand, Twenty Nine Dollars ($31,072,029.00) to 
        provide funding for the Boston Public Schools for the FY23 cost contained 
        within the collective bargaining agreements between the Boston School 
        Committee and the Boston Teachers Union (BTU), Local 66, AFT 
        Massachusetts.

        1245    Message and order for a supplemental appropriation Order for the Boston 
        Public Schools for FY23 in the amount of Thirty Seven Million Six 
        Hundred Seventy Four Thousand Three Hundred Thirty Seven Dollars 
        ($37,674,337.00) to cover the FY23 cost items contained within the 
        collective bargaining agreements between the Boston School Committee 
        and the Boston Teachers Union (BTU), Local 66, AFT  Massachusetts. The 
        terms of the contracts are September 1, 2021 through August 31, 2024. The 
        major provisions of the contracts include base wage increases of 2.5% in 
        September 2022, September 2023, as well as other cost items including 
        inclusion reform implementation.
        Filed in Office of the City Clerk on October 17, 2022.

        1246    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.

        1247    Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the 
        amount of Four Hundred Forty One Thousand Eight Hundred Twenty Five 
        Dollars ($441,825.00) in the form of a grant, for the FY22 Byrne Justice 
        Assistance Grant Local Allocation, awarded by the United States 
        Department of Justice to be administered by the Police Department. The 
        grant will fund a Domestic Violence Management Analyst at the Family 
        Justice Center, a Hub & Center of Responsibility Coordinator and a 
        Technology Coordinator for multiple data collection, reporting and records 
        management systems.

        1248    Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the 
        amount of Three Hundred Fifteen Thousand Three Hundred Sixty Five 
        Dollars ($315,365.00) in the form of a grant for the FY2022 DNA Capacity 
        Enhancement and Backlog Reduction Program, awarded by the United 
        States Department of Justice to be administered by the Police Department. 
        The grant will fund two Criminalist positions, lab supplies, equipment and 
        continuing education expenses.

        1249    Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the 
        amount of One Hundred Sixty Seven Thousand One Hundred Four Dollars 
        ($167,104.00) in the form of a Massachusetts Electric Vehicle Incentive 
        Program grant, from the Massachusetts Department of Environmental 
        Protection, to be administered by the Transportation Department. The grant 
        will fund the procurement and deployment of Level III DC Fast Charge 
        Electric Vehicle charging stations in Allston, Dorchester, Hyde Park and 
        Roslindale, be available to the general public for 24 hours a day.

        1250    Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the 
        mount of Forty Nine Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($49,500.00) in the 
        form of a grant, for the Ruggles Corridor Art Project, awarded by the 
        Boston Housing Authority to be administered by the Office of Arts and 
        Culture. The grant will fund the design of the Ruggles Corridor public art 
        project in Roxbury.

        1251    Message transmitting certain information under section 17F: relative to 
        1905 Centre St and 1911 Centre St, (Docket #1036), passed by the Council 
        on August 31, 2022.

        1252    Message transmitting certain information under section 17F: relative to 
        Rental Relief Fund, (Docket #1190), passed by the Council on September 
        28, 2022.

        1253    Message transmitting certain information under section 17F: regarding 
        Retail Residential Kitchens, (Docket #1191), passed by the Council on 
        September 28, 2022

        1254    Message transmitting certain information under section 17F: relative to 
        Small Business Relief Fund (Docket #1192), passed by the Council on 
        September 28, 2022.

        1255    Message transmitting certain information under section 17F: relative to 
        Financial Assistance for Homeownership Programs (Docket #1193), passed 
        by the Council on September 28, 2022.

        1256    Message transmitting certain information under section 17F: relative to 
        Seniors Save Program (Docket #1194), passed by the Council on September 
        28, 2022.
     

  3. PETITIONS, MEMORIALS AND REMONSTRANCES

    1257    Petition of WeDriveU, for a license to operate motor vehicles for the 
        carriage of passengers for hire over certain streets in Boston.

  4. REPORTS OF PUBLIC OFFICERS AND OTHERS:

        1258    Councilor Flynn offered the following: Communication was received 
        from Council President Ed Flynn calling for the election of the Assistant 
        City Clerk for the City of Boston on October 19, 2022.

        1259    Notice was received from the Mayor of the appointment of Lotika S. 
        Paintal, as a Member of the Boston Fair Housing Committee for a term 
        expiring July 1, 2024.

        1260    Notice was received from the Mayor of the appointment of Ashley 
        Groffenberger, as Trustee of the Boston Common Maintenance Trust Fund 
        for a term expiring January 12, 2024.

        1261    Notice was received from the Mayor of the appointment of Ashley 
        Groffenberger, as Chairperson of the Boston Common Maintenance Trust 
        Fund for a term expiring January 12, 2024.

        1262    Notice was received from the Mayor of the appointment of Ashley 
        Groffenberger, as Trustee of the Franklin Park Maintenance Trust Fund for 
        a term expiring January 12, 2024.

        1263    Notice was received from the Mayor of the appointment of Ashley 
        Groffenberger, as Chairperson of the Franklin Park Maintenance Trust Fund 
        for a term expiring January 12, 2024.

        1264    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 #266.19, The Tileston House, 
        Dorchester, MA. (In effect after November 6, 2022 if not acted upon).

        1265    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 #274.21, Mt. Calvary Holy Church 
        / Congregation Shara Tfilo Synagogue, Roxbury, MA. (In effect after 
        November 13, 2022 if not acted upon).

        1266    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 #214.05, Blessed Sacrament 
        Complex, Jamaica Plain, MA. (In effect after November 13, 2022 if not 
        acted upon).

        1267    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 #269.21 Frederick Ayer Mansion 
        Interior, Back Bay, Ma. (In effect after November 14, 2022 if not acted 
        upon).

        1268    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 #269.20. the Howe   Kingsley 
        House Dorchester, Ma. (In effect after November 14, 2022 if not acted 
        upon).

        1269    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 September 14, 2022.

        1270    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 September 21, 2022.

        1271    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 September 28, 2022.

        1272    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 October 6, 2022.

  5. REPORTS OF COMMITTEES:

    1019    The Committee on Public safety and Criminal Justice, to which was referred 
        on August 31, 2022, Docket #1019, Message and order authorizing the City 
        of Boston to accept and expend the amount of Three Million Four Hundred 
        Fifty Thousand Dollars ($3,450,000.00) in the form of a grant for the FY23 
        Safe and Successful Youth Initiative, awarded by the MA Executive Office 
        of Health and Human Services to be administered by the Police Department. 
        The grant will fund a comprehensive, inter agency strategy that connect law 
        enforcement, employment, education, public health and youth development 
        agencies to reduce youth violence in the Commonwealth, submits a report 
        recommending that the order ought to pass.

        1020    The Committee on Public Safety and Criminal Justice, to which was 
        referred on August 31, 2022, Docket #1020, Message and order authorizing 
        the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of Nine Hundred Fifty 
        Thousand Dollars ($950,000.00) in the form of a grant for the Securing the 
        Cities continuation, awarded by the United States Department of Homeland 
        Security to be administered by the Police Department. The grant will fund 
        continued enhancement for regional capabilities to detect, identify, report 
        and interdict nuclear and other radioactive material out of regulatory control 
        and provide regional training and exercise opportunities necessary to 
        enhance regional capabilities, submits a report recommending that the order 
        ought to pass.

  6. MATTERS RECENTLY HEARD FOR POSSIBLE ACTION:

    1210    Message and order for an appropriation order in the amount of Thirty 
        Million Three Hundred Thousand Dollars ($30,300.000.00) to cover the 
        cost designing, constructing, equipping and furnishing a new building for 
        the Josiah Quincy Upper School.

        1098    Order for a hearing regarding Redistricting Principles.
        Councilor Breadon offered a motion to Amend Docket 1098
        motion was Seconded 
        motion prevailed

        1099    Message and order for your approval an Order to declare surplus the parcel 
        of land currently owned by the City of Boston, located at Harrison Avenue 
        in the Roxbury District (Ward 08, Parcel 0242604), and to transfer the 
        parcel to the Public Facilities Commission for the care, custody, 
        management and control of said parcel.

        1100    Message and order for your approval an Order to declare surplus two (2) 
        parcels of land currently owned by the City of Boston, located at 
        Washington Street in the Roxbury District (Ward 08, Parcel 02426020 and 
        Ward 08, Parcel 0246010 respectively), and to transfer the parcels to the 
        Public Facilities Commission for the care, custody, management and control 
        of said parcels.

        0888    Order for a hearing to ensure that all incidents of bullying and violence are 
        properly reported to ensure a safe environment for all students and staff in 
        the Boston Public Schools.

  7. MOTIONS, ORDERS AND RESOLUTIONS:

    1273    Councilor Baker offered the following: An Ordinance Amending City 
        Council Electoral Districts.

        1275    Councilor Breadon and Arroyo offered the following: An Ordinance 
        Amending City Council Electoral Districts.

        1277    Councilor Flynn offered the following: Resolution in Support of Unite 
        Here Local 26 Hyatt Centric Hotel Workers to Get a First Contract.

        1278    Councilor Fernandes Anderson offered the following: Order for a 
        hearing to discuss the need for a health center in Nubian Square.

        1279    Councilor Fernandes Anderson offered the following: Order for a 
        hearing to discuss how the Boston Public Schools can more effectively 
        support the needs of its Muslim students.

        1280    Councilor Flaherty offered the following: Order for a hearing regarding 
        the distribution of drug paraphernalia in the Newmarket Area of Boston.

        1281    Councilor Flynn offered the following: Resolution Declaring Gun 
        Violence as a Public Health Emergency.

        1282    Councilor Bok offered the following: Resolution in support of the Boston 
        University Graduate Workers Union.

        1283    Councilor Fernandes Anderson offered the following: Resolution 
        recognizing Masha Amini's Birthday, September 23rd, as the day of 
        women's right to self expression, Boston's Hijab Day.

  8. PERSONNEL ORDERS:

        1284    Councilor Flynn for Councilor Worrell offered the following: Order for the 
        appointment of temporary employee Christina Glover in City Council, 
        effective October 15, 2022.

        1285    Councilor Flynn for Councilor Arroyo offered the following: Order for the 
        appointment of temporary employee Jamie Leveque in City Council, 
        effective October 29, 2022.

        1286    Councilor Flynn for Councilor Mejia offered the following: Order for the 
        appointment of temporary employee Luz Johanna Perez Borbon in City 
        Council, effective October 29, 2022.

        1287    Councilor Flynn for Councilor Mejia offered the following: Order for the 
        appointment of temporary employee Angela El Jazzar in City Council, 
        effective October 29, 2022.

  9. GREEN SHEETS:

    /19/22    Legislative Calendar for October 19, 2022.

  10. CONSENT AGENDA:

    1288    Councilor Flynn offered the following: Resolution congratulating the 
        American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association.

        1289    Councilor Flynn offered the following: Resolution in memory of Roger 
        Wedge.

        1290    Councilor Murphy offered the following: Resolution recognizing the 
        forty members of the SPARK Council.

        1291    Councilor Murphy offered the following: Resolution recognizing the 
        eight Captains of the SPARK Council.

        1292    Councilor Baker offered the following: Resolution recognizing Glenn 
        Knowles & Associates for 15 years in business.

        1293    Councilor Fernandes Anderson offered the following: Resolution 
        recognizing Ernest "Randy" Coston.

        1294    Councilor Fernandes Anderson offered the following: Resolution 
        recognizing Paulo Amado De Barros.

        1295    Councilor Fernandes Anderson offered the following: Resolution 
        recognizing Said Abdikarim.

        1296    Councilor Flynn, Arroyo, Baker, Bok, Coletta, Fernandes Anderson, 
        Flaherty, Lara, Louijeune, Mejia, Worrell and Murphy offered the 
        following: Resolution recognizing Milagros Para Niños.

        1297    Councilor Flynn offered the following: Resolution recognizing Jose 
        Rivera Adrovet.

        1298    Councilor Flynn offered the following: Resolution recognizing the 
        Greater Boston Sickle Cell Disease Association.

        1299    Councilor Flynn offered the following: Resolution recognizing Ashley 
        Vassall.

        1300    Councilor Flynn offered the following: Resolution recognizing October 
        16th, 2022 as “Reggie Wong Day”.

        1301    Councilor Mejia offered the following: Resolution recognizing Hatim 
        Jean Louis.

        1302    Councilor Louijeune offered the following: Resolution recognizing Marie 
        St Fleur.

        1303    Councilor Louijeune offered the following: Resolution recognizing 
        Joseph Chery.

        1304    Councilor Louijeune offered the following: Resolution recognizing Kay 
        Pam.

        1305    Councilor Louijeune offered the following: Resolution recognizing Lillie 
        Malloy.

        1306    Councilor Louijeune offered the following: Resolution recognizing 
        Carmelo Frederic.

        1307    Councilor Louijeune offered the following: Resolution recognizing Dr. 
        Eustache Jean Louis.

        1308    Councilor Louijeune offered the following: Resolution recognizing 
        Roberto Pierre Martino.

        1309    Councilor Mejia offered the following: Resolution recognizing Deborah 
        Lang Froggath.

        1310    Councilor Louijeune offered the following: Resolution recognizing 
        African Community Economic Development of New England.

        1311    Councilor Louijeune offered the following: Resolution recognizing Iris 
        Gonzalez.

        1312    Councilor Mejia offered the following: Resolution recognizing Mrs. 
        Myrtha Jean.

        1313    Councilor Mejia offered the following: Resolution recognizing Kate 
        Magazine.

        1314    Councilor Mejia offered the following: Resolution recognizing Nurse 
        Ruth Hines.

        1315    Councilor Mejia offered the following: Resolution recognizing Barbara 
        Randolph.
     

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