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Last updated: 02/15/2018 - 11:30pm

City Council meeting

The City Council is holding a meeting on February 14 at 12 p.m.

All meetings are open to the public. You can also watch meetings on Comcast channel 8, RCN channel 82, Verizon channel 1964, and online at Boston.gov.

PLEASE NOTE

The schedule for meetings is subject to change at the call of the City Council president.

Discussion Topics

  1. APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES:
  2. COMMUNICATIONS FROM HIS HONOR, THE MAYOR:

    0284 Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of One Million Seventy-Five Thousand Nine Hundred Fifteen Dollars and Forty-One Cents ($1,075,915.41) in the form of a grant for the Charles R. Shannon,  Jr. Community Safety Initiative, awarded by the MA Executive Office of Public Safety and 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 type programs.

    0285 Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of Two Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars ($250,000.00) in the form of a grant for the Immigrant Advancement Initiative, awarded by a Donor Group to be administered by the Office of Immigrant Advancement. The grant will fund programs, initiatives, events and small grants that enable immigrants to play an active role in the economic, civic, social and cultural life of the City of Boston.

    0286 Message and order to declare surplus these City-Owned, formerly Boston Planning and Development Agency owned, parcels of vacant land and transfer to the care, custody, management and control of said property to the Public Facilities Department. The parcels are located at: Candor Street in East Boston District (Ward 01 Parcel 033640000), Candor Street in East Boston District (Ward 01 Parcel 03365000) and Candor Street in East Boston (Ward 01 Parcel 03366000).

  3. REPORTS OF PUBLIC OFFICERS AND OTHERS:

    0287 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 January 24, 2018.

    0288 Communication was received from Lawrence S. DiCara, Chairman of the Audit Committee, updating the City Council of their meetings held with independent auditors KPMG LLP for the year ending December 31, 2017.

    0289 Notice was received from the Mayor of his absence from the City from 6:00 P.M. on Friday, February 9, 2018 until 12:00 P.M. on Sunday, February 11, 2018.

  4. MATTERS RECENTLY HEARD-FOR POSSIBLE ACTION:

    0137 Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend a grant in the amount of Four Hundred Thousand Dollars ($400,000.00) from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Office of Environmental Affairs, the division of Conservation Services Parkland Acquisitions and Renovations for Communities (PARC) Program grant. The Parks and Recreation Department will administer the funds to be used to provide Capital Improvements to Noyes Playground located in the East Boston neighborhood.

    0129 Message and order for your approval an Ordinance Allowing Short-Term Residential Rentals in the City of Boston. This ordinance provides a process through which certain dwelling units may be registered with the City for use as short-term rental units. 

  5. MOTIONS, ORDERS AND RESOLUTIONS:

    0290 Councilor Janey offered the following: Order for a hearing regarding the opportunities and challenges facing small businesses in the City of Boston.

    0291 Councilor Wu offered the following: Order for a hearing to discuss flooding in the City of Boston.

    0292 Councilors Wu and O'Malley offered the following: Order for a hearing to discuss Resiliency Standards for Redevelopment or Development of City Owned Property.

    0293 Councilor Edwards offered the following: Order for a hearing regarding the Redevelopment of One Charlestown Project.

  6. PERSONNEL ORDERS:

    0294 Councilor Campbell for Councilor Baker offered the following: Order for the appointment of temporary employees Amanda Curley, Joseph M. McEachern and Shane Pac in City Council effective February 17, 2018.

    0295 Councilor Campbell for Councilor Baker offered the following: Order for the appointment of temporary employees Amanda Curley, Joseph M. McEachern, and Shane Pac in City Council effective February 24, 2018.

  7. GREEN SHEETS:

    Legislative Calendar for February 14, 2018.

  8. CONSENT AGENDA:

    0296 Councilor Zakim offered the following: Resolution congratulating Coach John Murray.

    0297 Councilor Pressley offered the following: Resolution recognizing 10 organizations and people for their community service.

    0298 Councilor Pressley offered the following: Resolution congratulating Ken Granderson.

    0299 Councilor Pressley offered the following: Resolution congratulating Dale Dowdie.

    0300 Councilor Ciommo offered the following: Resolution recognizing the Bacon Family and Red Paint Hospitality.

    0301 Councilor Ciommo offered the following: Resolution in memory of Thomas J. McCauley.

    0302 Councilor O'Malley offered the following: Resolution in memory of Donald E. Watson.

    0303 Councilors Flynn and Flaherty offered the following: Resolution in memory of Anthony Zaremba.

    0304 Councilors Flynn, Flaherty and Essaibi-George offered the following: Resolution in memory of Eileen Hennessey.

    0305 Councilor Pressley offered the following: Resolution congratulating Donalexander Goss and Sadie Burton-Goss.

    0306 Councilor Pressley offered the following: Resolution congratulating Ms. Tomilson.

    0307 Councilor Edwards offered the following: Resolution recognizing fifteen people from the East Boston Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.

    0308 Councilor McCarthy offered the following: Resolution in memory of Jamal Thomas Bannister.

    0309 Councilor McCarthy offered the following: resolution in memory of Joseph W. Carbone.

    0310 Councilor Pressley offered the following: Resolution recognizing Dr. David McKenzie.

     

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