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Last updated: 07/15/2019 - 12:05pm

City Council meeting

The City Council is holding a meeting on July 10 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:

    1046 Message and order approving a supplemental appropriation Order for the Boston Public Schools for FY20 in the amount of Two Hundred Eighteen Thousand Nineteen Dollars ($218,019.00) to cover the FY20 cost items contained within the collective bargaining agreements between the Boston School Committee and SEIU Local 888-Planning and Engineering. The terms of the contract are September 1, 2016 through August 31, 2017 and September 1, 2017 through August 31, 2020. The major provisions of the contracts include base wage increases of 2% in September of each year.

    Filed in the Office of the City Clerk on July 8, 2019.

    1047 Message and order to reduce the appropriation for the reserve for Collective Bargaining by Two Hundred Eighteen Thousand Nineteen Dollars ($218,019.00) to provide funding for the Boston Public Schools for the FY20 cost contained within the collective bargaining agreement between the Boston School Committee and SEIU Local 888- Planning and Engineering.

    1048 Message and order authorizing an appropriation in the amount of Twelve Million One Hundred One Thousand Six Hundred Forty-Five Dollars ($12,101,645.00) for the purpose of paying the cost associated with boiler and window/door projects at the following schools: The Rafael Hernandez School, Patrick Lyndon School, Donald McKay School, James Otis School, Josiah Quincy School and the John D. O'Bryant School of Mathematics and Science.

    1049 Message and order approving an appropriation of One Million Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($1,500,000.00) for the purpose of paying for the costs of a feasibility study and schematic design work associated with the renovation or new construction of a facility for the Josiah Quincy Upper School. Upon completion of the feasibility study, the City of Boston may be eligible for a grant from the Massachusetts School Building Authority, said amount to be expended under the direction of the Public Facilities Department on behalf of Boston Public Schools.

    1050 Message and order approving an appropriation of Four Hundred Thousand Dollars ($400,000.00) for the purpose of paying for the costs of a feasibility study and schematic design work associated with the renovation or new construction at the following schools; McKinley K-12, Curley K-8 and The Mary Lyon School, for which the City of Boston may be eligible for a grant from the Massachusetts School Building Authority, said amount to be expended under the direction of the Public Facilities Department on behalf of Boston Public Schools.

    1051 Message and order to declare surplus City-owned former Transportation Department parcels with vacant land and transfer the care, custody, management and control of said property to the Public Facilities Commission. The land is located at 40-50 Warren Street in Roxbury District (Ward 08, Parcel 02550000).

  3. REPORTS OF PUBLIC OFFICERS AND OTHERS:

    1052 Notice was received from the Mayor of the appointment of Ryan Woods as Commissioner of the Parks and Recreation Department, effective July 1, 2019.

    1053 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 June 26, 2019.

  4. MOTIONS, ORDERS AND RESOLUTIONS:

    1054 Councilor Flynn offered the following: Order for a hearing to discuss public health disparities in Boston's communities of color.

    1055 Councilor Flynn offered the following: Order for a hearing to discuss transportation network companies operating in Boston.

    1056 Councilor Garrison offered the following: Order for a hearing regarding improving services on Route 45, Franklin Park Zoo - Ruggles Station.

    1057 Councilor O'Malley offered the following: Order for a hearing to discuss the creation of an election day holiday in the City of Boston.

  5. PERSONNEL ORDERS:

    1058 Councilor Campbell for Councilor O'Malley offered the following: Order for the appointment of temporary employee Justin A. McClarey in City Council.

    1059 Councilor Campbell for Councilor Essaibi-George offered the following: Order for the appointment of temporary employee Meghan Camello in City Council.

  6. GREEN SHEETS:

    Legislative Calendar for July 8, 2019.

  7. CONSENT AGENDA:

    1060 Councilor Essaibi-George offered the following: Resolution congratulating 18 people for completing the We Belong: Empowering Youth Through Leadership Program.

    1061 Councilor Ciommo and the Council as a Whole offered the following: Resolution recognizing Firefighter Paul J. Bowen.

    1062 Councilor Ciommo offered the following: Resolution in memory of Eleanor L. DeLuco.

    1063 Councilor Ciommo offered the following: Resolution in memory of A. Daniel Dell'Elce.

    1064 Councilor O'Malley offered the following: Resolution in memory of Celia Staunton.

    1065 Councilor Essaibi-George offered the following: Resolution recognizing Gercide Luc.

    1066 Councilor Essaibi-George offered the following: Resolution recognizing Bob Vance.

    1067 Councilor McCarthy offered the following: Resolution in memory of Roy Jones.

    1068 Councilors Wu and Campbell offered the following: Resolution recognizing Matthew Parker.

    1069 Councilors Wu and Campbell offered the following: Resolution recognizing Michelle Brooks.

    1070 Councilors Wu and Campbell offered the following: Resolution recognizing Perkins Community Center.

    1071 Councilors Flynn, Campbell, Flaherty, Wu, Essaibi-George and Garrison offered the following: Resolution recognizing 40th Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations Between China and The United States Photo Exhibition.

    1072 Councilors Flynn, Campbell, Flaherty, Wu, Essaibi-George and Garrison offered the following: Resolution recognizing Chinese American Citizen Alliance.

    1073 Councilor Ciommo offered the following: Resolution in memory of Pauline Johnson.

    1074 Councilor Garrison offered the following: Resolution congratulating Nancy E. Pritchard.

    1075 Councilor Garrison offered the following: Resolution congratulating Wilfredo Coriano.

    1076 Councilor Garrison offered the following: Resolution congratulating Cheryl E. Browne-Greene.

    1077 Councilor Garrison offered the following: Resolution recognizing Mary E. Lee.

    1078 Councilor Garrison offered the following: Resolution recognizing Paul W. Sandefur.

    1079 Councilor Edwards offered the following: Resolution congratulating JP Krueger.

    1080 Councilor O'Malley offered the following: Resolution recognizing Rosalind Katz.

    1081 Councilor Essaibi-George offered the following: Resolution recognizing Patricia Odom.

    1082 Councilor Flaherty offered the following: Resolution recognizing Cleome Esperant.

    1083 Councilor Flaherty offered the following: Resolution recognizing Emilio Esperant.

    1084 Councilor Flaherty offered the following: Resolution recognizing Rose Marie Louissaint.

    1085 Councilor Flaherty offered the following: Resolution recognizing Jean Lindor.

    1086 Councilor Flaherty offered the following: Resolution recognizing Vesta Jean Esperant.

    1087 Councilor Flaherty offered the following: Resolution recognizing Jeanne Pierre-Louis Cherestant.

    1088 Councilor Flaherty offered the following: Resolution recognizing Ezechiel Francois.

    1089 Councilors Flaherty and Flynn offered the following: Resolution in memory of Jason Kenneally.

    1090 Councilor Zakim offered the following: Resolution recognizing The Last Dream Project.

    1091 Councilor Flaherty offered the following: Resolution recognizing Michael V. Crouse.

    1092 Councilor Zakim offered the following: Resolution in memory of Arnold Sager

    1093 Councilor Campbell offered the following: Resolution recognizing 7 people for their outstanding service and extraordinary dedication to the Divine Global Ministries as you build communities through outreach programs as you spread the gospel.

    1094 Councilor O'Malley offered the following: Resolution recognizing Joseph Patrick Plunkett III.

    1095 Councilor Essaibi-George offered the following: Resolution recognizing Andrea Gara Barnes.

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