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City Council meeting

The City Council is holding a meeting on July 31 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:

    1100 Message and order approving a supplemental appropriation for the Boston Public Schools in the amount of Eight Hundred Nineteen Thousand, Five Hundred Eighty-Eight Dollars ($819,588.00) to cover the FY20 cost items contained within the collective bargaining agreements between the Boston School Committee and the United Steelworkers Local 2936 - Bus Monitors. The terms of the contracts are July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017 and July 1, 2017 and July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2020. The major provisions of the contracts include base wage increases of 2% in each fiscal year.

    Filed in the Office of the City Clerk on July 29, 2019.

    1101 Message and order to reduce the FY20 appropriation for the Reserve for Collective Bargaining by Eight Hundred Nineteen Thousand Five Hundred Eighty-Eight Dollars ($819,588.00) to provide funding for the Boston Public Schools for the FY20 cost contained within the collective bargaining agreements between the Boston School Committee and the United Steelworkers Local 2936 - Bus Monitors. 

    1102 Message and order approving a supplemental appropriation for the Boston Public Health Commission in the total amount of Two Hundred Forty-One Thousand One Hundred Four Dollars ($241,104.00) to cover the FY20 cost items contained within the collective bargaining agreements between the Boston Public Health Commission and SENA, Local 9158. The terms of the contracts are October 1, 2016 through September 30, 2018 and October 1, 2018 through September 30, 2021. The major provisions of the contracts include base wage increases of 2% effective the first pay period of January of each fiscal year. The agreement also contains other benefits including a new step beginning in 2020.

    Filed in the Office of the City Clerk on July 29, 2019.

    1103 Message and order to reduce the FY20 appropriation for the Reserve for Collective Bargaining by Two Hundred Forty-One One Hundred Four Dollars ($241,104.00) to provide funding for the Boston Public Health Commission for the FY20 increases contained within the collective bargaining agreements between the Boston Public Health Commission and SENA, Local 9158.

    1104 Message and order approving an appropriation of Two Million Two Hundred Thousand Dollars ($2,200,000.00) 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.

    Filed in the Office of the City Clerk on July 29, 2019.

    1105 Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend a grant from Verizon Wireless for an amount of One Million Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($1,500,000.00). The purpose of this grant is to fund Digital Equity Programs and to support a Smart City Fellow position.

    1106 Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of One Million Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($1,500,000.00) in the form of a Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness Program Action Grant awarded by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs. The purpose of the grant is to facilitate preliminary design, technical analysis, and pre-permitting for proposed climate-resilient capital improvements to the Joseph Moakley Park located in the neighborhood of South Boston.

    1107 Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of Nine Hundred Thirty-Six Thousand Nine Hundred Twenty Dollars ($936,920.00) in the form of a grant for FY20 SuceessLink Employment Program, awarded by the MA Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development, passed through the Economic Development & Industrial Corporation of Boston, to be administered by the Department of Youth Engagement & Employment. The grant will fund Summer Jobs for 427 Youths from July through August 2019.

    1108 I hereby transmit for your approval an Order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of Four Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars ($450,000.00) in the form of a grant for the Downtown Boston Business Improvement District (BID) Public/Private Safety Initiative awarded by Donor Group to be administered by the Police Department. The grant would fund the purchase and installation of video cameras and related monitoring equipment, bicycle gear and related equipment to enhance the visibility of community police officers and unmarked vehicles for use in the Downtown business area, in an amount not to exceed $450,000. This equipment will assist BPD with enhancing public safety and improving the quality of life in the downtown area.

    1109 Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of Fifty-Eight Thousand Dollars ($58,000.00) in the form of a grant, for the FY20 Local Consumer Program (LCP) Fund, awarded by the MA Attorney General to be administered by the Office of Consumer Affairs & Licensing. The grant will fund the intake, resolution and administration of consumer complaints and outreach on the topics of concern to consumers.

    1110 Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of Thirty Thousand Dollars ($30,000.00) in the form of a grant, for the FY19 MHC Survey & Planning Grant, awarded by the Massachusetts Historical Commission to be administered by the Environment Department. The grant will fund technical support for the Architectural Conservation District Study concerning Highland Park in Roxbury.

     

  3. PETITIONS, MEMORIALS AND REMONSTRANCES:

     

    1111 Petition of Flixbus, Inc. for a license to operate motor vehicles for the carriage of passengers for hire over certain streets in Boston.

  4. REPORTS OF PUBLIC OFFICERS AND OTHERS:

    1112 Notice was received from the Mayor of the withdrawal of Docket #1049 originally filed with the office of the City Clerk on July 10, 2019.

    1113 Notice was received from the Mayor of his absence from the City from 12:45 p.m. on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 until 5:45 p.m. on Wednesday, July 24, 2019.

    1114 Communication was received from Brian P. Golden, Director of the Boston Planning and Development Agency regarding Proposed Minor Modification to the Charlestown Urban Renewal Plan, Project No. Mass. R-55, with respect to the creation of Parcel R-36.

    1115 Communication was received from the City Clerk of the filing by the Boston Redevelopment Authority of the "Application for the Cote Village Chapter 121A Project."

    1116 Communication was received from Councilor Janey of the notification that she and other elected officials will be meeting with anti-violence activists on Friday, July 26th at 10 AM.

    1117 Notice was received from the Mayor of the appointment of Ryan Woods as Chairman of the Parks and Recreation Commission for a term to coincide with his tenure as Commissioner of the Parks and Recreation Department.

    1118 Notice was received from the Mayor of the appointment of Christopher Cook as a Member of the Parks and Recreation Commission for a term expiring on July 7, 2023.

    1119 Notice was received from the Mayor of the appointment of Leonard M. Lee as a Member of the Parks and Recreation Commission for a term expiring on July 7, 2023.

    1120 Notice was received from the Mayor of the appointment of Kathryn Bennett as Acting Administrator of the Boston Housing Authority effective July 26, 2019.

    1121 Notice was received from the Mayor of his absence from the City from 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 27, 2019 until 10:00 a.m. on Monday, July 29 2019.

  5. REPORTS OF COMMITTEES:

    1048 The Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred on July 10, 2019 Docket #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, submits a report recommending the order ought to read for the first time and assigned for further action.

    1050 The Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred on July 10, 2019 Docket #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, submits a report recommending the order ought to read for the first time and assigned for further action.

    0645 The Committee on Arts, Culture and Special Events, to which was referred on April 10, 2019 Docket #0645, message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of One Hundred Ninety-Nine Thousand One Hundred Dollars ($199,100.00) in the form of a grant, for the FY19 Local Cultural Council Program, awarded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council to be administered by the Office of Arts and Culture. The grant will fund Boston Cultural Council subgrants, submits a report recommending the order ought to pass.

  6. MATTERS RECENTLY HEARD-FOR POSSIBLE ACTION:

    0879 Order for a Hearing on the Proposed North-South Rail Link.

  7. MOTIONS, ORDERS AND RESOLUTIONS:

    1122 Councilor Ciommo offered the following: An act authorizing the City of Boston to grant one additional license for the sale of alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises.

  8. PERSONNEL ORDERS:

    1123 Councilor Campbell for Councilor Flynn offered the following: Order for the appointment of temporary employee Siobhan Hayes-Keane in City Council.

    1124 Councilor Campbell for Councilor McCarthy offered the following: Order for the appointment of temporary employee Lee Blasi in City Council effective August 3, 2019.

    1125 Councilor Campbell for Councilor McCarthy offered the following: Order for the appointment of temporary employee Lee Blasi in City Council effective August 10, 2019.

    1126 Councilor Campbell for Councilor Essaibi-George offered the following: Order for the appointment of temporary employee Joseph Okafor in City Council.

  9. GREEN SHEETS:

    Legislative Calendar for July 29, 2019.

  10. CONSENT AGENDA:

    1127 Councilor Flynn offered the following: Resolution recognizing Frank Chin.

    1128 Councilor O'Malley offered the following: Resolution recognizing Feliciano “Belo” Gonzalez.

    1129 Councilors Essaibi-George and Ciommo offered the following: Resolution recognizing Emma Walters.

    1130 Councilor Edwards offered the following: Resolution recognizing Christian Merfeld.

    1131 Councilor Garrison offered the following: Resolution recognizing Shirley A. Ridley.

    1132 Councilor Garrison offered the following: Resolution recognizing Leslie and Beverly Harris.

     

    1133 Councilor Garrison offered the following: Resolution recognizing Mark Vickers, Sr.

    1134 Councilor Garrison offered the following: Resolution recognizing Barbara Lewis Thompson.

    1135 Councilor Garrison offered the following: Resolution recognizing Bobbie and Jerry Williams.

    1136 Councilor Garrison offered the following: Resolution recognizing Ruby Marson.

    1137 Councilor Garrison offered the following: Resolution recognizing Bob and Dottie Dunford.

    1138 Councilor Garrison offered the following: Resolution recognizing April Weinicki.

    1139 Councilor Garrison offered the following: Resolution recognizing Gail and Louis G. O'Malley.

    1140 Councilor Garrison offered the following: Resolution recognizing Michael J. Mulyk and Michael B. Pratt.

    1141 Councilor Edwards offered the following: Resolution recognizing Albert Henry Downing.

    1142 Councilor Flynn offered the following: Resolution recognizing Boston Unity Cup.

    1143 Councilor Ciommo offered the following: Resolution recognizing George McCormack.

    1144 Councilor Ciommo offered the following: Resolution in memory of Susan Anne Grilk.

    1145 Councilors Ciommo, Essaibi-George and O'Malley offered the following: Resolution in memory of Jairam Miguel Rodrigues Rao.

    1146 Councilor Flynn offered the following: Resolution recognizing the Boston Vet Center.

    1147 Councilor Zakim offered the following: Resolution congratulating the Jae Hun Kim Taekwon-do Institute.

    1148 Councilor McCarthy offered the following: Resolution in memory of Jasper Fuller.

    1149 Councilor Edwards offered the following: Resolution recognizing 11 individuals for their commitment and work in the community.

    1150 Councilor Campbell offered the following: Resolution recognizing Pastor Roberto Miranda.

    1151 Councilors O'Malley and Flynn offered the following: Resolution recognizing John Connolly.

    1152 Councilors O'Malley and Flynn offered the following: Resolution recognizing Maureen Connolly.

    1153 Councilors O'Malley and Flynn offered the following: Resolution recognizing Mary Swanton.

    1154 Councilors O'Malley and Flynn offered the following: Resolution recognizing Father Brendan Darcy.

    1155 Councilor Flynn offered the following: Resolution recognizing the 29th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

    1156 Councilor Flynn, Campbell, Wu, Flaherty, Essaibi-George, and Garrison offered the following: Resolution recognizing Sarina Chang.

    1157 Councilor Flynn, Campbell, Flaherty, Wu, Essaibi-George, and Garrison offered the following: Resolution recognizing eleven students from Taiwan.

    1158 Councilor O'Malley offered the following: Resolution recognizing Lawrence R. Carbonaro.

    1159 Councilor Edwards offered the following: Resolution recognizing Genesis Rojas.

    1160 Councilor O'Malley offered the following: Resolution in memory of George F. Cronin Jr.

    1161 Councilor O'Malley offered the following: Resolution in memory George T. O'Dea.

    1162 Councilors O'Malley and McCarthy offered the following: Resolution in memory of Angelo and Kelly Rossi.

    1163 Councilors O'Malley and McCarthy offered the following: Resolution in memory of Sharon Nawrocki.

    1164 Councilor McCarthy offered the following: Resolution recognizing Patricia Odem.

    1165 Councilor McCarthy offered the following: Resolution congratulating Paul F. Sebago.

    1166 Councilor Flynn offered the following: Resolution recognizing Sandra Wong.

    1167 Councilor Flynn offered the following: Resolution recognizing Sophia Autor.

    1168 Councilor Flynn offered the following: Resolution declaring July 25th, 2019 as "Bill McGonagle Day".

    1169 Councilors Campbell, Edwards, and Janey offered the following: Resolution declaring July 25th as International Afro-Latin American and Afro-Caribbean Diaspora Women's Day in the City of Boston.

    1170 Councilors O'Malley and McCarthy offered the following: Resolution recognizing Robert Consalvo.

    1171 Councilor O'Malley offered the following: Resolution recognizing Henry Tibor Lindemann.

    1172 Councilor O'Malley offered the following: Resolution recognizing Samuel Guylas Lindemann.

    1173 Councilor O'Malley offered the following: Resolution recognizing Raymond Flynn.

    1174 Councilor Garrison offered the following: Resolution recognizing 14 individuals and their families for their commitment to furthering the common good for all in the City of Boston.

    1175 Councilor Essaibi-George offered the following: Resolution in appreciation of Diane Picard.

    1176 Councilors Flaherty and Janey offered the following: Resolution recognizing Reverend Dale Robinson.

    1177 Councilors Flaherty and Janey offered the following: Resolution recognizing Gina Haynes.

    1178 Councilors Flaherty and Janey offered the following: Resolution recognizing Demaine Thomas.

    1179 Councilors Flaherty and Janey offered the following: Resolution recognizing Julia Martin.

    1180 Councilor Flaherty offered the following: Resolution recognizing Mia De La Rocha.

     

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