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City Council meeting

The City Council is holding a meeting on June 12 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:

    0928 Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of Sixty-Five Thousand Three Hundred Forty-Six Dollars ($65,346.00) in a form a grant, for the FY18 Byrne Justice Assistance Grant Reallocation, awarded by the United States Department of Justice, passed through the MA Executive Office of Public Safety & Security, to be administered by the Police Department. The grant will fund Address Verification Program activities mandated by the Massachusetts Sex Offender Registry Board.

  3. REPORTS OF PUBLIC OFFICERS AND OTHERS:

    0929 Notice was received from the Auditing Department providing a list of Fiscal 2019 reallocations made by the Mayor prior to April 15, 2019 for the purpose of continuing operations.

    0930 Communication was received from Keegan Werlin LLP, re: NSTAR Electric Company d/b/a Eversouce Energy, EFSB 19-03, D.P.U. 19-15.

    0931 Communication was received from MassPort re: Boston-Logan International Airport- Logan Airport Parking Project Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Assessment (EEA #15665).

    0932 Notice was received from the Mayor of the appointment of Edwyn Shoemaker as a Member of the Boston Elections Commission for a term expiring March 31, 2020.

    0933 Notice was received from the Mayor of the appointment of Ellen Rooney as a Member of the Boston Elections Commission for a term expiring March 31, 2021.

    0934 Notice was received from the Mayor of the appointment of Shawn Burke as a Member of the Boston Elections Commission for a term expiring March 31, 2023.

    0935 The Constable’s Bonds of the following having been duly approved by the Collector-Treasurer were received.

    Indira Alvarez

    David Boudreau

    Sheila Cavaleri

    Robert Chan

    John Connors

    Carol Conroy

    Deborah DiGirolamo

    Stephanie Ellis

    Iris Figueroa

    Jason Grant

    Joshua Handley

    Regina Hanson

    Peter Kenny 

    Christopher McNally

    Paul Nally Jr.

    Brian Oliveri

    Jaclyn Pacitti

    Julia Scott

    Michael Slavin 

    Yolanda Thomas

    Terrance Yancey 

    Nicholas Zaferakis

  4. REPORTS OF COMMITTEES:

    0504 The Committee on Planning, Development and Transportation, to which was referred on March 13, 2019 Docket #0504, message and order for the confirmation of the reappointment of Michael DiMella as a member of the Zoning Commission for a term ending November 1, 2020, submits a report recommending the order ought to be confirmed.

    0505 The Committee on Planning, Development and Transportation, to which was referred on March 13, 2019 Docket #0505, message and order for the confirmation of the reappointment of Michael Nichols as a member of the Zoning Commission for a term ending October 1, 2021, submits a report recommending the order ought to be confirmed.

    0506 The Committee on  Planning, Development and Transportation, to which was referred on March 13, 2019 Docket #0506, message and order for the confirmation of the reappointment of Annaise Foureau as a member of the Zoning Commission for a term ending May 1, 2021, submits a report recommending the order ought to be confirmed.

    0507 The Committee on Planning, Development and Transportation, to which was referred on March 13, 2019 Docket #0507, message and order for the confirmation of the reappointment of Jill Hatton as a member of the Zoning Commission for a term ending May 1, 2021, submits a report recommending the order ought to be confirmed.

    0508 The Committee on Planning, Development and Transportation, to which was referred on March 13, 2019 Docket #Docket #0508, message and order for the confirmation of the reappointment of Joanne Keith as a member of the Zoning Commission for a term ending October 1, 2021, submits a report recommending the order ought to be confirmed.

    0777 The Committee on Planning, Development and Transportation, to which was referred on May 8, 2019 Docket #0777, message and order for the confirmation of the appointment of Catherine O’Neill as a board member of the Audit Committee of the City of Boston for a term ending November 1, 2020, submits a report recommending the order ought to be confirmed.

    0101 The Committee on Planning, Development and Transportation, to which was referred on November 28, 2018 Docket #0101, message and order for the confirmation of the reappointment of Katherine Kottaridis to the Board of Directors of the Boston Industrial Development Finance Authority for a term ending April 1, 2023, submits a report recommending the order ought to be confirmed.

    0102 The Committee on Planning, Development and Transportation, to which was referred on November 28, 2018 Docket #0102, message and order for the confirmation of the appointment of Gerardo Espinoza to the Board of Directors of the Boston Industrial Development Finance Authority for a term ending April 1, 2021, submits a report recommending the order ought to be confirmed.

    0103 The Committee on Planning, Development and Transportation, to which was referred on November 28, 2018 Docket #0103, message and order for the confirmation of the appointment of Sammy Nabulsi to the Board of Directors of the Boston Industrial Development Finance Authority for a term ending April 1, 2022, submits a report recommending the order ought to be confirmed.

    0109 The Committee on Healthy Women, Families and Communities, to which was referred on January 9, 2019 Docket #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, submits a report recommending the order ought to pass.

    0217 The Committee on Healthy Women, Families and Communities, to which was referred on January 30, 2019 Docket #0217, message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of One Million Fifty-Six Thousand Eight Hundred Forty Dollars ($1,056,840.00) in the form of a grant, from the Council on Aging Formula Grant Program, awarded by the MA Executive Office of Elder Affairs, to be administered by the Elderly Commission, submits a report recommending the order ought to pass.

    0335 The Committee on Healthy Women, Families and Communities, to which was referred on February 13, 2019 Docket #0335, message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of Four Hundred Forty Thousand Dollars ($400,000.00) in the form of a grant for the Nutrition Services Incentive Program, 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, submits a report recommending the order ought to pass.

    0336 The Committee on Healthy Women, Families and Communities, to which was referred on February 13, 2019 Docket #0336, message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of Two Hundred Thousand Dollars ($200,000.00) in the form of a grant for the Immigrant Advancement Initiative, awarded by the Donor Group, to be administered by the Office of Immigrant Advancement, submits a report recommending the order ought to pass.

    0631 The Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred on April 10, 2019 Docket #0631, message and order authorizing the Law Department revolving fund for Fiscal Year 2020 to purchase goods and services for repairs to city property. This revolving fund shall be funded by receipts from recoveries for damages to city property caused by third parties. The Law Department will be the only unit authorized to expend from the fund and such expenditures shall be capped at Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($500,000.00), submits a report recommending the order ought to pass.

    0632 The Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred on April 10, 2019 Docket #0632, message and order authorizing a limit for the Mayor's Office of Tourism revolving fund for Fiscal Year 2020 to purchase goods and services to support events and programming on and around City Hall Plaza to advance tourism and promote participation in public celebrations, civic, and cultural events. This revolving fund shall be funded by receipts from payments for the use of City Hall Plaza pursuant to City of Boston Code, Ordinance, 11-7.14. The Mayor's Office of Tourism will be the only unit authorized to expend from the fund and such expenditures shall be capped at One Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars ($150,000.00), submits a report recommending the order ought to pass.

    0633 The Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred on April 10, 2019 Docket #0633, message and order authorizing a limit for the Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture revolving fund for Fiscal Year 2020 to purchase goods and services to support the operation of the Strand Theatre. This revolving fund shall be funded by receipts from rental fees for the use of the Strand Theatre. The Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture will be the only unit authorized to expend from the fund and such expenditures shall be capped at One Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars ($150,000.00), submits a report recommending the order ought to pass.

    0634 The Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred on April 10, 2019 Docket #0634, message and order authorizing a limit for the Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture revolving fund for Fiscal Year 2020 to purchase goods and services to support public art to enhance the public realm throughout the City of Boston. This revolving fund shall be funded by receipts from easements within the public way granted by the Public Improvement Commission. The Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture will be the only unit authorized to expend from the fund and such expenditures shall be capped at One Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars ($150,000.00), submits a report recommending the order ought to pass.

    0635 The Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred on April 10, 2019 Docket #0635, message and order authorizing a limit for the Distributed Energy Resource revolving Fund for Fiscal Year 2020 to facilitate the purchase of offsets of greenhouse gas emissions which shall be associated with a portion of the electricity consumed by the City annually; and to operate, maintain, monitor, and expand the City's existing solar arrays and Boston Public Schools' combined heat and power facilities. This revolving fund shall be credited with any and all receipts from the sale of renewable and alternative energy certificates and demand response program revenues produced by combined heat and power units located at Boston Public Schools sites, and solar renewable energy certificates produced by the City's photovoltaic arrays. Receipts and resulting expenditures from this fund shall not exceed One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000.00), submits a report recommending the order ought to pass.

    0636 The Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred on April 10, 2019 Docket #0636, message and order authorizing a limit for the Parks Department revolving fund for Fiscal Year 2020 to reimburse for the administrative cost to those City agencies which enforce CBC Chapter 16, sections 1.9 and 1.9B and for cost associated with licensing and registration. This revolving fund shall be credited with any and all receipts from all dog registration fees collected pursuant to CBC Chapter 18, section 1.4 and fines pursuant to CBC Chapter 16, section 1.9 and 1.9B. Receipts and resulting expenditures from this fund shall not exceed Two Hundred Thousand Dollars ($200,000.00), submits a report recommending the order ought to pass.

    0637 The Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred on April 10, 2019 Docket #0637, message and order authorizing a limit for the Boston Centers for Youth and Families (BCYF) revolving fund for Fiscal Year 2020 to pay salaries and benefits of employees and to purchase supplies and equipment necessary to operate the City Hall Child Care. This revolving fund shall be credited with any and all receipts from tuition paid by parents or guardians for children enrolled at the center. Receipts and resulting expenditures from this fund shall not exceed Seven Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars ($750,000.00), submits a report recommending the order ought to pass.

    0638 The Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred on April 10, 2019 Docket #0638, message and order authorizing a limit for the Boston Public Schools revolving fund for Fiscal Year 2020 to repair and purchase Boston Public Schools computer technology, including computers, mobile devices, and instructional software. This revolving fund shall be credited with any and all receipts from equipment sales and repair fees for Boston Public School technology. Receipts and resulting expenditures from this fund shall not exceed One Million Dollars ($1,000,000.00), submits a report recommending the order ought to pass.

    0639 The Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred on April 10, 2019 Docket #0639, message and order authorizing a limit for the Boston Public Schools revolving fund for Fiscal Year 2020 to support the maintenance and repair for BPS facilities, including custodial and utility costs for extended building time, floor refinishing, landscaping and building repairs. Receipts from Lease, Permit for Use and Parking Fees for BPS facilities will be deposited in the fund. BPS will be the only unit authorized to expend from the fund and such expenditures shall not exceed Two Million Six Hundred Thousand Dollars ($2,600,000.00), submits a report recommending the order ought to pass.

    0640 The Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred on April 10, 2019 Docket #0640, message and order authorizing a limit for the Boston Public Schools revolving fund for the Fiscal Year 2020 for Boston Public School Transportation cost, including bus and public transportation costs. This revolving fund shall be credited with revenue received by Boston Public School Department for the provision of transportation to groups and entities for field trips and activities other than transportation to and from school. Receipts and resulting expenditures from this fund shall not exceed Four Hundred Thousand Dollars ($400,000.00), submits a report recommending the order ought to pass.

    0641 The Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred on April 10, 2019 Docket #0641, message and order authorizing a limit for the Boston Police Department revolving fund for Fiscal Year 2020 to pay salaries and benefits of employees and to purchase supplies and equipment necessary to operate the Police Department Fitness Center. Revenue for this fund is derived from monthly membership fees. Receipts and resulting expenditures from this fund shall not exceed One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000.00), submits a report recommending the order ought to pass.

    0642 The Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred on April 10, 2019 Docket #0642, message and order authorizing a limit for the Boston Police Department revolving fund for Fiscal Year 2020 to support the Canine Unit's training program for officers and police dogs from non-City of Boston law enforcement agencies. The Special Operating Division will charge tuition and other fees to outside law enforcement agencies for the Canine Unit. The tuition and other fees by outside agencies will be used to purchase training equipment, certify instructors, update facilities and provide funds for other training needs not otherwise budgeted. The Special Operations Division will be the only unit authorized to expend from the fund and such expenditures shall be capped at Seventy-Five Thousand Dollars ($75,000.00), submits a report recommending the order ought to pass.

    0643 The Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred on April 10, 2019 Docket #0643, message and order authorizing a limit for the Boston Police Department revolving fund for Fiscal Year 2020 to support training programs for officers from non-City of Boston law enforcement agencies. The Academy will charge participating outside law enforcement agencies tuition for each recruit, police officer or special police officer they send to the Academy.  The tuition paid by outside agencies will be used to purchase training equipment, certify instructors, update facilities, and to provide funds for training needs not otherwise budgeted. The Police Academy will be the only unit authorized to expend from the fund and such expenditures shall be capped at Fifty Thousand Dollars ($50,000.00), submits a report recommending the order ought to pass.

    0622 The Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred on April 10, 2019 Docket #0622, message and order for Annual Appropriation and Tax Order for FY2020, submits a report recommending the order ought to be rejected without prejudice.

    0623 The Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred on April 10, 2019 Docket #0623, message and order for Annual Appropriation for the School Department for FY2020, submits a report recommending the order ought to be rejected without prejudice.

    0624 The Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred on April 10, 2019 Docket #0624, message and order approving an appropriation of Forty Million Dollars ($40,000,000.00) to the Other Post-Employment Benefits (OPEB) Liability Trust Fund established under Section 20 of Massachusetts General Law Chapter 32B, submits a report recommending the order ought to be rejected without prejudice.

     

  5. MATTERS RECENTLY HEARD-FOR POSSIBLE ACTION:

    0144 Order for a hearing to discuss the inclusionary development policy and affordable housing.

    0173 Message and order approving a Home Rule Petition to the General Court entitled “Petition for a Special Law Re: A Fire Cadet Program for the City of Boston Fire Department."

  6. MOTIONS, ORDERS AND RESOLUTIONS:

    0936 Councilor Garrison offered the following: Resolution recognizing and honoring the World's Greatest Generation on the 75th Anniversary of D-Day on June 6, 1944.

  7. PERSONNEL ORDERS:

    0937 Councilor Campbell for Councilor McCarthy offered the following: Order for the appointment of temporary employee Aidan Keane in City Council.

    0938 Councilor Campbell offered the following: Order for the appointment of temporary employees Dustin Gardner, Carl Jean-Louis and Kyle Neil in City Council effective June 15, 2019.

    0939 Councilor Campbell offered the following: Order for the appointment of temporary employees Dustin Gardner, Carl Jean-Louis and Kyle Neil in City Council effective June 22, 2019.

    0940 Councilor Campbell offered the following: Order for the appointment of temporary employees Ron Cobb, Michelle A.L. Goldberg, Kerry Jordan, Juan A. Lopez, Cora F. Montrond, Candace Morales, Christine O’Donnell, Shane Pac, Lorraine Schettino, Yuleidy Valdez and Ashley Vassall in City Council effective June 15, 2019.

    0941 Councilor Campbell offered the following: Order for the appointment of temporary employee Ron Cobb, Michelle A.L. Goldberg, Kerry Jordan, Juan A. Lopez, Cora F. Montrond, Candace Morales, Christine O’Donnell, Shane Pac, Lorraine Schettino, Yuleidy Valdez and Ashley Vassall in City Council effective June 22, 2019.

     

  8. GREEN SHEETS:

    Legislative Calendar for June 12, 2019.

  9. CONSENT AGENDA:

    0942 Councilor Janey offered the following: Resolution in memory of Elinor Ruth "Penne" Pyburn.

    0943 Councilor Edwards offered the following: Resolution congratulating Albert "Buddy" Mangini.

    0944 Councilor Edwards offered the following: Resolution congratulating Alexander Rhalimi.

    0945 Councilor Edwards offered the following: Resolution congratulating June Jacquard.

    0946 Councilor Edwards offered the following: Resolution congratulating Chris Collins.

    0947 Councilor Edwards offered the following: Resolution congratulating Brian A. McKinley.

    0948 Councilor Ciommo offered the following: Resolution congratulating Kadi Rufo.

    0949 Councilor O'Malley offered the following: Resolution recognizing Rachel Canuso Holt.

    0950 Councilor McCarthy offered the following: Resolution: in memory of Carol M Griffin-McCourt.

    0951 Councilor McCarthy offered the following: Resolution in memory of Barbara C. Curley.

    0952 Councilor McCarthy offered the following: Resolution congratulating Fairmount Grille.

    0953 Councilor Edwards offered the following: Resolution recognizing five individuals for their efforts to promote diversity in East Boston through contributions to the Eastie Pride Flag Raising.

    0954 Councilor Essaibi-George offered the following: Resolution congratulating BPS Winter & Spring City Championship Title Winners.

    0955 Councilor O'Malley offered the following: Resolution recognizing Linda Owens MacMaster.

    0956 Councilor Flaherty offered the following: Resolution congratulating Chuck MacLean.

    0957 Councilor Essaibi-George offered the following: Resolution in memory of Fred Fiandaca.

    0958 Councilor Essaibi-George offered the following: Resolution congratulating Rosalba Solis.

    0959 Councilor O'Malley offered the following: Resolution recognizing Alexis Agostinelli.

    0960 Councilor O'Malley offered the following: Resolution recognizing Ashley Agostinelli.

    0961 Councilor Edwards Offered the following: Resolution recognizing David A. Passafaro.

    0962 Councilor Edwards Offered the following: Resolution recognizing Jennifer Blanco.

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