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All weekly 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:

    0893    Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the 

        amount of One Million Five Hundred Twenty Five Thousand Three 

        Hundred Eighty Dollars and Seventy Seven Cents ($1,525,380.77) in the 

        form of a grant, for the Federal FY23 Nutrition Services Incentive Program, 

        awarded by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, 

        passed through the MA Executive Office of Elder Affairs, to be 

        administered by the Age Strong Commission. The grant will fund the Age 

        Strong Commission’s nutrition program that delivers meals to homes of 

        older adults and congregate sites in the City of Boston.

        0894    Message and order for your approval an Order to reduce the FY23 

        appropriation for the Reserve for Collective Bargaining by Two Hundred 

        Six Thousand Six Dollars ($206,006.00) to

        provide funding for the Boston Public Schools for the FY23 increases 

        contained within the collective bargaining agreements between the Boston 

        Public Schools and the Boston School AFSCME Lunch Monitors.



        0895    Message and order for a supplemental appropriation Order for the Boston 

        Public School Department for FY23 in the amount of Two Hundred Six 

        Thousand Six Dollars ($206,006.00) to cover the FY23 cost items 

        contained within the collective bargaining agreement between the Boston 

        Public Schools and the Boston School Lunch Monitors. The terms of the 

        contracts are September 1, 2020 through August 31, 2023. The major 

        provisions of the contract include base wage increases of 2%, in December 

        2020 and 2.5% to be given in September of 2021 and September of 2022.

        Filed in the Office of the City Clerk on May 8, 2023.

        0896    Message and order for your approval an Order to reduce the FY23 

        appropriation for the Reserve for Collective Bargaining by Sixty Eight 

        Thousand Seven Hundred Sixty Nine Dollars

        ($68,769.00) to provide funding for the Boston Public Schools for the FY23 

        increases contained within the collective bargaining agreements between 

        the Boston Public Schools and the Boston School Police Superior Officers 

        Federation.

        0897    Message and order for a supplemental appropriation Order for the Boston 

        Public Schools Department for FY223 in the amount of Sixty Eight 

        Thousand Seven Hundred Sixty Nine Dollars ($68,769.00) to cover the 

        FY23 cost items contained with the collective bargaining agreements 

        between the Boston Public Schools and the Boston School Police Superior 

        Officers Federation. The terms of the contacts are September 1, 2020 

        through August 31, 2024. The major provisions of the contracts include 

        base wage increases of 2%, 2.5%, 2.5%, to be given in October of each 

        fiscal year of the contract term.

        Filed in the Office of the City Clerk on May 8, 2023.

        0898    Message and order designating Board and Commission members to be 

        Special Municipal Employees under M.G. L. Chapter 268A. This list shall 

        supplement those Boards and Commissions Previously Designated as 

        Special Municipal Employees.

        0899    Message and order for confirmation of the appointment of new constables 

        authorized to serve civil process upon the filing of their bonds for the 

        period commencing May 1, 2023 and ending April 30, 2026.

        0900    Message and order for confirmation of the renewal appointments of 

        constables authorized to serve civil process upon the filing of their bonds 

        for the period commencing May 1, 2023 and ending April 30, 2026.



        0901    Message and order for confirmation of the appointment of renewal 

        Inspectional Services constables authorized to serve civil process upon the 

        filing of their bonds for the period commencing May 1, 2023 and ending 

        April 30, 2026.

  3. REPORTS OF PUBLIC OFFICERS AND OTHERS:

    0902    Notice was received from Councilor Baker of his absence from the May 10, 

        2023 City Council Meeting.

        0903    Communication was received from Timothy J. Smyth, Executive Officer of 

        the Boston Retirement Board re: the FY24 Retiree Cost of Living 

        Adjustment ("COLA") Base Vote.

        0904    Communication was received from Timothy J. Smyth, Executive Officer of 

        the Boston Retirement Board re: the FY24 Retiree Cost of Living 

        Adjustment ("COLA") vote.

        0905    Notice was received from the Mayor of the appointment of Nicholas Gove 

        as Commissioner of the City of Boston Transportation Department for a 

        term expiring January 5, 2026.

        0906    Communication was received from the City Clerk of the filing by the 

        Boston Planning and Development Agency regarding the "Second 

        Amendment to the Report and Decision on the Mattapan Heights Phase II 

        Chapter 121A Project Second Amendment".

        0907    Communication was received from the City Clerk of the filing by the 

        Boston Planning and Development Agency regarding Proposed Minor 

        Modification to the Washington Park Urban Renewal Plan, Project No. 

        Mass. R 24, with respect to the Newly Creation Parcels A 3A, A 3B, A 3C 

        and A 3D.

  4. MATTERS RECENTLY HEARD FOR POSSIBLE ACTION:

    Dockets #0760 0762, Orders for the FY24 Operating Budget, including annual 

        appropriations for departmental operations, for the School Department, and for other 

        post employment benefits.

        Dockets #0763, 0765, 0766, Orders for Capital Fund transfer appropriations.

        Dockets #0764, 0767, 0768, Orders for the Capital Budget, including loan orders and 

        lease purchase agreements.

        Dockets #0769 0782, Orders authorizing limits for departmental revolving funds for 

        FY24, including Law, Tourism, Arts and Culture, Environment, Boston Centers for 

        Youth and Families, Schools and Parks, Parkman Fund, and PEG  Access Fund.

  5. MOTIONS, ORDERS AND RESOLUTIONS:

    0908    Councilor Mejia and Worrell offered the following: Resolution 

        recognizing May 12, 2023 as Epiphany School Day in the City of Boston.

        0909    Councilor Flynn and Murphy offered the following: Resolution 

        recognizing the contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders 

        during Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in May.

        0910    Councilor Flynn offered the following: Resolution recognizing Jewish 

        American Heritage Month.

        0911    Councilor Flynn offered the following: Resolution honoring the health 

        care & home care worker members of 1199SEIU and on the future of care 

        in Boston.

        0912    Councilor Lara and Fernandes Anderson offered the following: 

        Resolution supporting Graduate Student Worker Unionizing Efforts At 

        Northeastern University.

        0913    Councilor Lara and Arroyo offered the following: Resolution supporting 

        S.8/H.26 A Proposal For a Legislative Amendment To The Constitution 

        Relative To Voting Rights.

        0914    Councilor Louijeune and Breadon offered the following: Resolution 

        supporting the Harvard Union of Clerical and Technical Workers.

        0915    Councilor Murphy offered the following: Order requesting certain 

        information under Section 17F re: BPS Student Enrollment.

     

  6. PERSONNEL ORDERS



        0916    Councilor Flynn for Councilor Louijeune offered the following: Order for 

        the appointment of temporary employee Emily Polston in City Council, 

        effective May 6, 2023.

        0917    Councilor Flynn for Councilor Louijeune offered the following: Order for 

        the appointment of temporary employees Cindy Dieujuste, Hodan Hashi, 

        Emily Polston and Jesse Purvis in City effective May 13, 2023.

        0918    Councilor Flynn for Councilor Louijeune offered the following: Order for 

        the appointment of temporary employees Cindy Dieujuste, Hodan Hashi, 

        Emily Polston and Jesse Purvis in City Council, effective May 20, 2023.

        0919    Councilor Flynn for Councilor Fernandes Anderson offered the following: 

        Order for the appointment of temporary employees Ian Ko and Nicole Lvov 

        in City Council, effective May 6, 2023.

        0920    Councilor Flynn for Councilor Fernandes Anderson offered the following: 

        Order for the appointment of temporary employees Godfred Afhegera, Rita 

        Fernandes, Arshneel Kaur, Nicole Lvov and Lorraine Payne Wheeler in 

        City Council, effective May 13, 2023.

        0921    Councilor Flynn for Councilor Fernandes Anderson offered the following: 

        Order for the appointment of temporary employees Godfred Afhegera, Rita 

        Fernandes, Arshneel Kaur, Nicole Lvov and Lorraine Payne Wheeler in 

        City Council, effective May 20, 2023.

  7. GREEN SHEETS

    10/23    Legislative Calendar for May 10, 2023.

  8. CONSENT AGENDA:

        0922    Councilor Flynn offered the following: Resolution congratulating Lt. 

        Cmdr John Ripley.

        0923    Councilor Louijeune offered the following: Resolution in recognition of 

        17 members of the Single Ministry at Temple Salem S.D.A Church.

        0924    Councilor Flynn offered the following: Resolution welcoming Valter 

        Sergio Ventola and Raffaella Ventola.

        0925    Councilor Flynn offered the following: Resolution recognizing Ed Burke 

        Day.



        0926    Councilor Mejia and Worrell offered the following: Resolution 

        recognizing Epiphany School.

        0927    Councilor Mejia offered the following: Resolution recognizing three 

        people dedicated to serving Venezuelan migrant families.

     

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