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City Council meeting

The City Council is holding a meeting on October 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:

    1424 Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of Two Hundred Thirty-Six Thousand Four Hundred Dollars ($236,400.00) in the form of a grant, for the FY20 Local Cultural Council Program, awarded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council to be administered by Arts and Culture. The grant will fund Boston Cultural Council subgrants.

    1425 Message and order for the confirmation of the appointment of Ann Beha, as a member of the Zoning Board of Appeals, for a term ending July 1, 2021.

    1426 Message and order for the confirmation of the appointment of Timothy Burke, as a member of the Zoning Board of Appeals, for a term ending July 1, 2021.

    1427 Message and order for the confirmation of the appointment of Zsuzsanna Gasper, as a member of the Back Bay Architectural Commission, for a term ending December 31, 2024.

    1428 Message and order for the confirmation of the appointment of Meredith Christensen, as a member of the Back Bay Architectural Commission, for a term ending December 31, 2022.

    1429 Message and order for the confirmation of the reappointment of Kathleen Connor, as a member of the Back Bay Architectural Commission, for a term ending December 31, 2021.

    1430 Message and order for the confirmation of the reappointment of John Christiansen, as a member of the Back Bay Architectural Commission, for a term ending December 31, 2023.

    1431 Message and order for the confirmation of the appointment of Jerome CooperKing, as a member of the Back Bay Architectural Commission, for a term ending December 31, 2023.

    1432 Message and order for the confirmation of the appointment of James Berkman, as a member of the Back Bay Architectural Commission, for a term ending December 31, 2021.

    1433 Message and order for the confirmation of the appointment of Ethel Macleod, as a member of the Back Bay Architectural Commission, for a term ending December 31, 2024.

    1434 Message and order for the confirmation of the reappointment of John Freeman, as a member of the Boston Landmarks Commission, for a term ending June 30, 2021.

    1435 Message and order for the confirmation of the reappointment of Susan Goganian, as a member of the Boston Landmarks Commission, for a term ending June 30, 2021.

    1436 Message and order for the confirmation of the appointment of Joseph Castro, as a member of the Boston Landmarks Commission, for a term ending June 30, 2020.

    1437 Message and order for the confirmation of the reappointment of Bradford Walker, as a member of the Boston Landmarks Commission, for a term ending June 30, 2020.

    1438 Message and order for the confirmation of the reappointment of Christopher Hart, as an alternate member of the Boston Landmarks Commission for a term ending June 30, 2021.

  3. REPORTS OF PUBLIC OFFICERS AND OTHERS:

    1439 Notice was received from the Mayor of the reappointment of Raymond E. Boly as a member of the Board of Review effective October 3, 2019.

    1440 Notice was received from the Mayor of his absence from the City from 4:30 P.M. on Thursday, October 3rd, 2019 until 9:30 P.M. on Saturday, October 5th, 2019.

    1441 Communication  from City Councilor At-Large Michelle Wu regarding a report- Fixing Boston's Broken Development Process: Why & How to Abolish the BPDA.

  4. REPORTS OF COMMITTEES:

    1264 The Committee on Government Operations, to which was referred on September 11, 2019 Docket #1264, message and order approving a Home Rule Petition to the General Court entitled “An Act Authorizing the Boston Redevelopment Authority to Grant Easements for Utility Purposes over a Portion of a Certain Parcel of Land Located in the City of Boston”, submits a report recommending the home rule petition ought to pass in a new draft.

  5. MATTERS RECENTLY HEARD-FOR POSSIBLE ACTION:

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

  6. MOTIONS, ORDERS AND RESOLUTIONS:

    1442 Councilor Garrison offered the following: Ordinance regulating sober homes in the City of Boston.

  7. GREEN SHEETS:

    Legislative Calendar for October 9, 2019.

  8. CONSENT AGENDA:

    1443 Councilor Wu offered the following: Resolution recognizing Korea Day.

    1444 Councilors Flynn, Campbell, Essaibi-George, Flaherty, Wu and Garrison offered the following: Resolution congratulating Consulate General of the Republic of Korea.

    1445 Councilors Flynn, Campbell, Essaibi-George, Flaherty and Wu offered the following: Resolution congratulating Korean Cultural Society of Boston.

    1446 Councilors Flynn, Campbell, Essaibi-George, Flaherty and Wu offered the following: Resolution congratulating National Day of the People's Republic of China.

    1447 Councilors Flynn, Flaherty, Essaibi-George, and Wu, offered the following: Resolution in memory of Katherine Prentiss.

    1448 Councilor Edwards offered the following: Resolution congratulating Rincón Limeño.

    1449 Councilor O'Malley offered the following: Resolution recognizing Rose’s Bounty Food Pantry.

    1450 Councilor McCarthy offered the following: Resolution in memory of Susan S. Sullivan.