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City Council meeting

The City Council is holding a meeting on December 14 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:

    1520    Message and order for your approval an Ordinance establishing the Office 
        of Participatory Budgeting, amending the City of Boston Code V, with the 
        insertion of a new Section 5 1.11.
        Filed in the City Clerk's office on December 12, 2022.

        1521    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 Seven Hundred Eighty Five Thousand Dollars 
        ($4,785,000.00) for cost related to the pedestrian improvement projects on 
        Canal Street and Thoreau Path and the bike lane connection projects 
        between Causeway Street and Commercial Street.

        1522    Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the 
        amount of Five Hundred Sixty Seven Thousand Dollars ($567,000.00) in 
        the form of a grant for the FY23 State Information System Improvements, 
        awarded by the United States Department of Transportation, passed through 
        the MA Executive Office of Public Safety & Security, to be administered by 
        the Police Department. The grant will fund specialized equipment for 564 
        marked and unmarked cruisers to implement the Motor Vehicle Automated 
        Citation and Crash System in Boston. The eCitation technology issues 
        electronic traffic citations which can be printed out in the police cruisers.

        1523    Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the 
        amount of Ninety Thousand Dollars ($90,000.00) in the form of a grant, for 
        the FY22 Composting and Food Waste Reduction Pilot Projects, awarded 
        by the US Department of Agriculture/Natural Resources Conservation to be 
        administered by the Public Works Department. The grant will fund the 
        planning process for a permitted site in the City of Boston with the capacity 
        to accept food scraps and soiled paper.

        1524    Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the 
        amount of Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000.00) in the form of a grant for the 
        FY23 National Violence Death Reporting System, awarded by the MA 
        Department of Public Health to be administered by the Police Department. 
        The grant will fund data collection by the Bureau of Investigation Services 
        and the Drug Control Unit.

        1525    Message and order for the withdrawal of Docket #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 Eighty Five Thousand Dollars ($6,785,000.00) for 
        the cost related to the pedestrian improvement projects on Canal Street and 
        Thoreau Path, and the bike lane connection projects between Causeway 
        Street and Commercial Street, and the planning design, and/or 
        reconstruction of the Northern Avenue Bridge."
     

  3. REPORTS OF PUBLIC OFFICERS AND OTHERS:

    1526    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 November 2, 2022.

        1527    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 November 30, 2022.

        1528    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 December 7, 2022.

  4. REPORTS OF COMMITTEES:

    0239    The Committee on Government Operations, to which was referred on 
        February 2, 2022, Docket #0239, An Ordinance Creating a Commission to 
        Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African Americans, submits a 
        report recommending that the ordinance ought to pass in a new draft.

        1516    The Committee on City Services and Innovation Technology, to which was 
        referred on December 7, 2022, Docket #1516, message and order for your 
        approval an Order to reduce the FY23 appropriation for the Reserve for 
        Collective Bargaining by Two Million Seventy Two Thousand, Two 
        Hundred Sixteen Dollars ($2,072,216.00) to provide funding for various 
        departments for the FY23 increases contained within the collective 
        bargaining agreements between the City of Boston and SEIU Local 888 
        Citywide, submits a report recommending that the order ought to pass.

        1517    The Committee on City Services and Innovation Technology, to which was 
        referred on December 7, 2022, Docket #1517, message and order for a 
        supplemental appropriation Order for various departments for FY23 in the 
        amount of Two Million Seventy Two Thousand, Two Hundred Sixteen 
        Dollars ($2,072,216.00) to cover the FY23 cost items contained within the 
        collective bargaining agreements between the City of Boston and SEIU, 
        Local 888, Citywide, submits a report recommending that the order ought to 
        pass.

        1518    The Committee on City Services and Innovation Technology, to which was 
        referred on December 7, 2022, Docket #1518, message and order for your 
        approval an Order to reduce the FY23 appropriation for the Reserve for 
        Collective Bargaining by Three Hundred Sixty Thousand, Three Hundred 
        Sixty Dollars ($360,360.00) to provide funding for various departments for 
        the FY23 increases contained within the collective bargaining agreement 
        between the City of Boston and SEIU Local 888 Mayor Office of Housing, 
        submits a report recommending that the order ought to pass.

        1519    The Committee on City Services and Innovation Technology, to which was 
        referred on December 7, 2022, Docket #1519, message and order for a 
        supplemental appropriation for various departments for FY23 in the amount 
        of Three Hundred Sixty Thousand, Three Hundred Sixty Dollars 
        ($360,360.00) to cover the FY23 cost contained within the collective 
        bargaining agreements between the City of Boston and SEIU, Local 888 
        Mayor's Office of Housing, submits a report recommending that the order 
        ought to pass.

  5. MATTERS RECENTLY HEARD FOR POSSIBLE ACTION:

    323    Order for a hearing to discuss restoring municipal voting rights to 
        immigrants with legal status.

        1171    Message and order for the confirmation of the re appointment of Sherry 
        Dong as a member of the Zoning Board of Appeal for a term expiring May 
        1, 2023.

        1172    Message and order for the confirmation of the re appointment of Hansy 
        Better Barraza as a member of the Zoning Board of Appeal for a term 
        expiring May 1, 2024.

        1173    Message and order for the confirmation of the appointment of Giovanny 
        Valencia as a member of the Zoning Board of Appeal for a term expiring 
        May 1, 2024.

        1176    Message and order for the confirmation of the appointment of Alan E. 
        Langham as a member of the Zoning Board of Appeal for a term expiring 
        May 1, 2025.

        1177    Message and order for the confirmation of the appointment of Norm 
        Stembridge as a member of the Zoning Board of Appeal for a term expiring 
        May 1, 2025.

        1178    Message and order for the confirmation of the appointment of Shavel’le 
        Olivier as a member of the Zoning Board of Appeal for a term expiring May 
        1, 2025.

        1179    Message and order for the confirmation of the appointment of David 
        Collins as a member of the Zoning Board of Appeal for a term expiring 
        May 1, 2025.

        1212    Message and order for the confirmation of the appointment of Katie 
        Whewell as a member of the Zoning Board of Appeal for a term expiring 
        May 1, 2024.

        1327    Order for a Hearing Assessing the Need for a Text Amendment for the 
        Boston Zoning Code Relative to Special Protection Zones.

        1240    Order for a hearing on "Green New Deal For BPS" plans, specifically the 
        plan to merge six schools into three and split each of them onto two 
        campuses.

  6. MOTIONS, ORDERS AND RESOLUTIONS:

    1529    Councilor Coletta and Lara offered the following: Ordinance amending 
        Chapter VI, Section 6 11of the City of Boston code, ordinances, regarding 
        gender inclusion.

        1530    Councilor Lara offered the following: Petition for a Special Law re: An 
        Act directing the City of Boston Police Department to waive the maximum 
        requirement for admission into the police academy for Luigi D'addieco.

        1531    Councilor Flynn offered the following: Resolution recognizing The 35th 
        Anniversary Of The Creation Of The Office Of Immigrant Advancement.

        1532    Councilor Flynn offered the following: Resolution Supporting Renaming 
        The McKinley Schools To The Melvin H. King South End Academy.

  7. PERSONNEL ORDERS:

    1533    Councilor Flynn for Councilor Mejia offered the following: Order for the 
        appointment of temporary employee Maya McNeil in City Council, 
        effective December 31, 2022.

        1534    Councilor Flynn for Councilor Arroyo offered the following: Order for the 
        appointment of temporary employees Jordan Frias, Justin Gardner, Rayshon 
        Irby, Jamie Leveque Beon and Faarooq Sahabdeen in City Council, 
        effective December 10, 2022.

        1535    Councilor Flynn for Councilor Arroyo offered the following: Order for the 
        appointment of temporary employee Jordan Frias, Justin Gardner, Rayshon 
        Irby, Jamie Leveque Beon and Faarooq Sahabdeen in City Council, 
        effective December 17, 2022.

  8. GREEN SHEETS:

    12/14/22    Legislative Calendar for December 14, 2022.

  9. CONSENT AGENDA:

    1536    Councilor Louijeune offered the following: Resolution recognizing Sant 
        Belvi.

        1537    Councilor Louijeune offered the following: Resolution recognizing 
        Clovita Celestin.

        1538    Councilor Louijeune offered the following: Resolution recognizing 
        Junior Mengual.

        1539    Councilor Louijeune offered the following: Resolution recognizing 
        Pastor Laudz Nicolas.

        1540    Councilor Flaherty offered the following: Resolution declareing January 
        2023, as Human Trafficking Awareness Month in the City of Boston.

        1541    Councilor Murphy offered the following: Resolution in memory of 
        Barbara Walsh.

        1542    Councilor Murphy offered the following: Resolution recognizing 
        Kathleen Rose Walsh.

        1543    Councilor Murphy offered the following: Resolution recognizing Boston 
        City Council Central Staff.

        1544    Councilor Mejia offered the following: Resolution recognizing Artists' 
        Group of Charlestown.

        1545    Councilor Mejia offered the following: Resolution recognizing Shirley 
        Janvier.

        1546    Councilor Mejia offered the following: Resolution recognizing David 
        Avery.

        1547    Councilor Mejia offered the following: Resolution recognizing five 
        people for receiving the Sylvia D. Brewer Community Leadership Award.

        1548    Councilor Arroyo offered the following: Resolution in memory of Lisa P. 
        Nazzaro.
     

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