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Last updated: 12/11/2018 - 3:09pm

City Council meeting

The City Council is holding a meeting on January 9 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:

    0105 Message and order approving a Home Rule Petition to the General Court entitled “Petition for a Special Law Re: An Act Authorizing Additional Licenses for the Sale of Alcoholic Beverages to be Drunk on the Premises in Boston.”

     

    0106 Message and order approving a Home Rule Petition to the General Court entitled “Petition for a Special Law Re: An Act to Further Leverage Commercial Development to Build Housing, Create Jobs and Preserve Inclusionary Development."

     

    0107 Message and order for your approval to authorize a sale of certain portion of public way known as Gold Street, as shown on a plan of land entitled "City of Boston, Public Works Department, Engineering Division, Discontinuance Plan, Gold Street, South Boston , dated November 9, 2018" specifically containing about 6,261 sq. ft. (“the Discontinued Parcel).”

     

    0108 Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of Two Million Two Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars ($2,250,000.00) in the form of a grant for the FY19 Boston Fire Department State Training Grant, awarded by the Massachusetts Department of Fire Services to be administered by the Fire Department. The grant will fund the Boston Fire Department's Training Division for FY19. The State earmark supplements City funds for training, supplies and materials for the Boston Fire Training Division and Academy.

    0109 Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of Two Hundred Eighty-Three Thousand Dollars ($283,000.00) in the form of a grant, for the Double Up Food Bucks Program, awarded by the United States Department of Agriculture, passed through the Fair Food Network, to be administered by the Office of Food Access. The grant will fund additional activity and programming from the Mayor's Office of Food Access beyond the original award including; the hire of staff, program evaluation, and additional support and outreach in targeted neighborhoods to provide nutrition incentives to SNAP recipients.

     

    0110 Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of One Hundred Seventy-One Thousand Two Hundred Forty-Two Dollars ($171,242.00) in the form of a grant, for the Title III-Ombudsman 2019, awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, passed through the MA Executive Office of Elder Affairs, to be administered by the Elderly Commission. The grant will fund services and advocacy for seniors in nursing homes.

     

    0111 Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of One Hundred Twenty-Three Thousand Seven Hundred Fifteen Dollars ($123,715.00) in the form of a grant, for the FY19 Fair Housing Assistance Program, awarded by the United States Department of Housing & Urban Development to be administered by the Fair Housing & Equity. The grant will fund the processing of housing discrimination complaints received by the Boston Fair Housing & Equity Commission.

     

    0112 Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000.00) in the form of a grant for the FFY2019 Traffic Enforcement Program, awarded by the United States Department of Transportation, passed through the MA Executive Office of Public Safety and Security, to be administered by the Boston Police Department. The grant will fund high-visibility traffic enforcement of motor vehicle laws, including but not limited to, speeding and aggressive driving, impaired driving and occupant protection.

     

    0113 Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of Fifty Thousand Dollars ($50,000.00) in the form of a grant, for FY19 First Responder Naloxone Administration Grant, awarded by Massachusetts Department of Public Health to be administered by the Police Department. The grant will fund the purchase of Naloxone and related supplies for use by the Boston Police Department and the Boston Fire Department.

     

    0114 Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept the amount of Thirty-Five Thousand Two Hundred Dollars ($35,200.00) in the form of a grant, for the FY19 Fair Housing Assistance Travel Program, awarded by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development to be administered by the Department of Fair Housing & Equity. The grant will fund travel cost for the Office of Fair Housing and Equity employees to attend training that is required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

     

    0115 Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of Three Thousand Seven Hundred Twenty-Six Dollars ($3,726.00) in the form of a grant, for staff and administration expenses at City Hall Child Care Center, awarded by United States Department of Agriculture, passed through the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources, to be administered by the Boston Centers for Youth and Families. The grant will fund FY19 Child and Adult Care Food Program.

     

  3. REPORTS OF PUBLIC OFFICERS AND OTHERS:

    0116 Notice was received from the Mayor of his absence from the City from 7:00 A.M. on Friday, December 14, 2018 until 7:30 P.M. on Friday, December 21, 2018.

     

    0117 Notice was received from the Mayor of the reappointment of Anne Galvin, as a member of the Boston Fair Housing Commission, for a term expiring December 10, 2021.

     

    0118 Notice was received from the Mayor of the appointment of Stephanie Everett, as a Commissioner of the Boston Employment Commission, for a term expiring July 1, 2019.

     

    0119 Notice was received from the Mayor of the reappointment of Kennell Broomstein, as a Commissioner of the Boston Employment Commission, for a term expiring July 1, 2020.

     

    0120 Communication was received from Timothy J. Smyth, Executive Officer, and Boston Retirement Board re: Certification and Transmittal to City Council of Boston Retirement System Calendar Year 2019 Operating Budget.

     

    0121 Notice was received of the contract for Payment in Lieu of Taxes (Pilot) agreement entered into by and among the City of Boston, the Boston Housing Authority and BC Camden Limited Partnership.

     

    0122 Notice was received of the contract for Payment in Lieu of Taxes (Pilot) agreement entered into by and among the City of Boston, the Boston Redevelopment Authority and CVPA Chain Forge LLC.

     

    0123 Notice was received from the Mayor of the appointment of Quac Tran, as a member of the Boston School Committee for a term expiring January 2, 2023.

     

    0124 Notice was received from the Mayor of the reappointment of Jeri Robinson, as a member of the Boston School Committee for a term expiring January 2, 2023.

     

    0125 Communication was received from Brian P. Golden, Director of 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 Parcel H-1 and H-3.

     

    0126 Communication was received from the City Clerk of the filing by the Boston Redevelopment Authority of the "Third Amendment to the Report and Decision on the B’NAI B’RITH Senior Housing Chapter 121A Project.”

     

    0127 Communication was received from the City Clerk of the filing by the Boston Redevelopment Authority of the "Three Amendment to the Report and Decision on the Roxbury Mount Pleasant Apartment Chapter 121A Project".

     

    0128 Communication was received from the City Clerk of the filing by the Boston Redevelopment Authority of the "Fourteenth Amendment to the Report and Decision on the Dudley Neighbors Inc. Chapter 121A Project".

     

    0129 Communication was received from Dion S. Irish, Chair, Board of Election, certifying results of the Municipal Election held on November 7, 2017 for the Office of City Council at Large.

  4. MOTIONS, ORDERS AND RESOLUTIONS:

    0130 Councilors Zakim and Janey offered the following: Home Rule Petition for a Special Law RE: An Act Authorizing the City of Boston to Offer Early Voting in Municipal Elections.

     

    0131 Councilor Zakim offered the following: Order for a hearing regarding the use of Public Ways.

     

    0132 Councilors Flynn and Edwards offered the following: Order for a hearing to discuss the impact of the partial Federal Government Shutdown on Boston Veterans' Services and challenges facing Veterans and Military Families in the City of Boston.

     

    0133 Councilor Flynn offered the following: Order for a hearing regarding the issues related to stray voltage in the City of Boston.

     

    0134 Councilor Edwards offered the following: A Home Rule Petition regarding An Act Relative to Affordable Housing and Workforce Development in the City of Boston

     

    0135 Councilors Edwards and Essaibi-George offered the following: Order for a hearing regarding student transportation to Boston Public Schools

     

    0136 Councilors Edwards and Wu offered the following: Order for a hearing regarding pension fund disclosure, socially responsible investment and reinvestment

     

    0137 Councilor Wu offered the following: An Ordinance Regarding Fair Work Week Employment Standards for City Contractors

     

    0138 Councilor Wu offered the following: An Ordinance Regarding the Right of Free Petition

     

    0139 Councilor Wu offered the following: An Ordinance Regarding Good Food Purchasing Standards in the City of Boston

     

    0140 Councilor Wu offered the following: Order for a hearing to discuss the City of Boston's Local Assessment Payment to the MBTA.

     

    0141 Councilor Essaibi-George offered the following: Order for a hearing regarding BuildBPS.

     

    0142 Councilor Campbell offered the following: Order for a hearing to review the Boston police department's body-worn camera pilot program final study results and the status of implementation.

     

    0143 Councilor Campbell offered the following: Order for a hearing to discuss the possibility of creating a traffic enforcement unit within BPD and exploring the pros and cons of installing traffic enforcement cameras.

     

    0144 Councilors Flaherty and Flynn offered the following: Order for a hearing to discuss the inclusionary development policy and affordable housing.

     

  5. PERSONNEL ORDERS:

    0145 Councilor Campbell for Councilor O'Malley offered the following: Order for the appointment of temporary employee Cyerrah Walker in City Council.

     

    0146 Councilor Campbell for Councilor Essaibi-George offered the following: Order for the appointment of temporary employee Michael Cummings in City Council.

     

    0147 Councilor Campbell for Councilor O'Malley offered the following: Order for the appointment of temporary employee Ana Fonseca in City Council.

     

    0148 Councilor Campbell for Councilor Flynn offered the following: Order for the appointment of temporary employee Ana E. Calderon in City Council.

     

    0149 Councilor Campbell for Councilor Janey offered the following: Order for the appointment of temporary employee Saynab Maalin in City Council effective January 5, 2019.

     

    0150 Councilor Campbell for Councilor Janey offered the following: Order for the appointment of temporary employee Saynab Maalin in City Council in City Council effective January 12, 2019.

     

    0151 Councilor Campbell offered the following: Order for the appointment of temporary employee's in City Council.

  6. GREEN SHEETS:

    Legislative Calendar for January 9, 2019.

  7. CONSENT AGENDA:

    0152 Councilor Edwards offered the following: Resolution congratulating Olivia Scimeca.

     

    0153 Councilor Ciommo offered the following: Resolution recognizing John Dowling MD.

     

    0154 Councilor Baker offered the following: Resolution congratulating Bobbie Skillin.

     

    0155 Councilor Flaherty offered the following: Resolution in memory of Flora Oyola.

     

    0156 Councilor Ciommo offered the following: Resolution in memory of Michael J. Walsh, Sr.

     

    0157 Councilor O'Malley offered the following: Resolution recognizing Barbara Vines.

     

    0158 Councilor Essaibi-George offered the following: Resolution recognizing Theresa Sullivan.

     

    0159 Councilor Ciommo offered the following: Resolution in memory of Marie F. Drago.

     

    0160 Councilor Ciommo offered the following: Resolution recognizing Thomas P. Lally.

     

    0161 Councilor McCarthy offered the following: Resolution recognizing Haitian-Americans United, Inc. (H.A.U.).

     

    0162 Councilor McCarthy offered the following: Resolution recognizing Lewis Finer.

     

    0163 Councilor McCarthy offered the following: Resolution recognizing six people for paying it forward during the annual Hyde Park Children's Christmas party.

     

    0164 Councilor Essaibi-George offered the following: Resolution recognizing Kim Noe.

     

    0165 Councilor Essaibi-George offered the following: Resolution in memory of Anne M "Nancy" (Dougan) Quinn.

     

    0166 Councilor McCarthy offered the following: Resolution recognizing Samuel Zizi.

     

    0167 Councilor McCarthy offered the following: Resolution recognizing Shinaider Zizi.

     

    0168 Councilor McCarthy offered the following: Resolution recognizing Dr. Georgette Jeanty.

     

    0169 Councilor Essaibi-George offered the following: Resolution in memory of Barbara Trybe.

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