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City Council meeting

The City Council is holding a meeting on December 11 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. REPORTS OF PUBLIC OFFICERS AND OTHERS:

    1714    Communication was received from Nicholas Ariniello, Assessing Commissioner of the appointment of Tommy DiStasi as Director of Assessing Services, Condo Unit.

    1715    Notice was received from the Mayor of the re-appointment of Zary Amirhosseini, as a Commissioner to the Mayor's Commission for Persons with Disabilities Advisory Board, for a term expiring May 1, 2022.

    1716    Notice was received from the Mayor of the re-appointment of John Winske, as a Commissioner to the Mayor's Commission for Persons with Disabilities Advisory Board, for a term expiring March 1, 2022.

    1717    Notice was received from the Mayor of the re-appointment of Kyle Robidoux, as a Commissioner to the Mayor's Commission for Persons with Disabilities Advisory Board, for a term expiring May 1, 2022.

    1718    Notice was received from the Mayor of the re-appointment of Carl Richardson, as a Commissioner to the Mayor's Commission for Persons with Disabilities Advisory Board, for a term expiring June 1, 2022.

    1719    Notice was received from the Mayor of the re-appointment of Patricia McSweeney, as a member of the Boston Cultural Council, for a term expiring October 1, 2022.
        
    1720    Notice was received from the Mayor of the re-appointment of Marie Fukuda, as a member of the Boston Cultural Council, for a term expiring October 1, 2022.

    1721    Notice was received from the Mayor of the re-appointment of Kathryn Niforos, as a member of the Boston Cultural Council, for a term expiring October 1, 2022.

    1722    Communication was received from the City Clerk regarding the 2019 - 2020 University Accountability-Statistical Report.

  3. REPORTS OF COMMITTEES:

    1404    The Committee on Environment, Sustainability and Parks, to which was referred on October 2, 2019 Docket #1404, message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of Five Hundred Seventy Thousand Dollars ($570,000.00) in the form of a grant for Climate Ready Boston, awarded by the Barr Foundation to be administered by the Environment Department, submits a report recommending the order ought to pass.

    1520    The Committee on Environment, Sustainability and Parks, to which was referred on October 30, 2019 Docket #1520, message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend a Parkland Acquisitions and Renovations of Communities (PARC) Grant, awarded by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, Division of Conservation Services, in the amount not to exceed Four Hundred Thousand Dollars ($400,000.00), to be administered by the Boston Parks and Recreation Department, submits a report recommending the order ought to pass.

    1588    The Committee on Environment, Sustainability and Parks, to which was referred on November 20, 2019 Docket #1588, message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of One Hundred Seventy Thousand Dollars ($170,000.00) in the form of a grant for the Clean Vehicle Project, awarded by the MA Department of Energy Resources to be administered by Central Fleet Management, submits a report recommending the order ought to pass.

    1267    The Committee on Healthy Women, Families and Communities, to which was referred on September 11, 2019 Docket #1267, message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of One Million Eight Hundred Eight Thousand Two Hundred Thirty Dollars ($1,808,230.00) in the form of a grant for the FFY20 Title IIIC- Nutrition, 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.

    1268    The Committee on Healthy Women, Families and Communities, to which was referred on September 11, 2019 Docket #1268, message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of One Million Nineteen Thousand Six Hundred Fifty-Nine Dollars and Sixty-Eight Cents ($1,019,659.68) in the form of a grant for the FY20 State Elder Lunch 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.

    1269    The Committee on Healthy Women, Families and Communities, to which was referred on September 11, 2019 Docket #1269, message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of Nine Hundred Sixty-Six Thousand Nine Hundred Thirty-Two Dollars ($966,932.00) in the form of a grant, for the FFY20 Title III-B Supportive Services, 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.

    1270    The Committee on Healthy Women, Families and Communities, to which was referred on September 11, 2019 Docket #1270, message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of Four Hundred Ninety-One Thousand Five Hundred Fifty-Two Dollars ($491,552.00) in the form of a grant, for the FFY20 Title III-E Caregiver, awarded by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, passed though the MA Executive Office of Elder Affairs, to be administered by the Elderly Commission, submits a report recommending the order ought to pass.

    1271    The Committee on Healthy Women, Families and Communities, to which was referred on September 11, 2019 Docket #1271, message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of Four Hundred Thousand Six Hundred Ninety-Four Dollars ($400,694.00) in the form of a grant for the FFY2020 Title III-A Area Plan Administration, 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.

    1272    The Committee on Healthy Women, Families and Communities, to which was referred on September 11, 2019 Docket #1272, 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, FFY20 Title III- Ombudsman awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, passed through the MA Executive Office of Elder Affairs, to the administered by the Elderly Commission, submits a report recommending the order ought to pass.

    1373    The Committee on Healthy Women, Families and Communities, to which was referred on September 25, 2019 Docket #1373, message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount not to exceed One Hundred Fifty Thousand ($150,000.00) in the form of a grant for CANShare FY2020, awarded by the Donor Group to be administered by the Office of Food Access, submits a report recommending the order ought to pass.

    1452    The Committee on Government Operations, to which was referred on October 23, 2019, Docket #1452, petition for a special law re: An Act Relative to Certain Affordable Housing in the Charlestown Section of the City of Boston, submits a report recommending the home rule petition ought to pass.

    1453    The Committee on Government Operations, to which was referred on October 23, 2019, Docket #1453, petition for a special law re: An Act Relative to Certain Affordable Housing in the Brighton Section of the City of Boston, submits a report recommending the home rule petition ought to pass.

    0250    The Committee on Government Operations, to which was referred on January 30, 2019, Docket #0250, an ordinance protecting local wetlands and promoting climate change adaptation in the City of Boston, submits a report recommending the ordinance ought to pass in a new draft.

    0187    The Committee on Government Operations, to which was referred on January 16, 2019 Docket #0187, petition for a special law re: An Act Authorizing the City of Boston to Establish an Investor and Commercial Properties Transfer Fee, submits a report recommending the home rule petition ought to pass in a new draft.

    0975    The Committee on Government Operations, to which was referred on June 19, 2019 Docket #0975, ordinance amending the Boston Trust Act, submits a report recommending the ordinance ought to pass in a new draft.

  4. MATTERS RECENTLY HEARD-FOR POSSIBLE ACTION:

    0664    Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of Eight Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars ($850,000.00) in the form of a grant, FY19 Boston Regional Intelligence Center Allocation, awarded by MA Executive Office Of Public Safety & Security to be administered by the Police Department. The grant will fund upgrading, expanding, and integrating technology and protocols related to anti-terrorism, anti-crime, anti-gang, and emergency response.

    1108    Message and 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 $450,000.00. This equipment will assist BPD with enhancing public safety and improving the quality of life in the downtown area.

    1184    Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of Four Hundred Ninety Three Thousand One Hundred Twenty-Eight Dollars and Seventy-Seven Cents ($493,128.77) in the form of a grant, for the FY20 State 911 Training Grant, awarded by MA Executive Office of Public Safety & Security to be administered by the Police Department. The grant will fund the training and certification of Enhanced 911 telecommunications staff.

    1186    Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of One Hundred Three Thousand Four Hundred Thirteen Dollars ($103,413.00) in the form of a grant, for the FY20 Co-Respond Grant, awarded by MA Department of Mental Health to be administered by the Police Department. The grant will fund a full-time Master's-level Mental Health Clinician to co-respond with officers in Police Districts B-2 and B-3, and a part-time Certified Peer Specialist.

    1266    Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of Three Million Three Hundred Twenty-Eight Thousand Three Hundred Seventeen Dollars ($3,328,317.00) in the form of a grant for the FY20 Public Safety Answering Point, awarded by the Executive Office of Public Safety & Security to be administered by the Police Department. The grant will fund costs associated with providing Enhanced 911 services.

    1403    Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of Two Million One Hundred Sixty Thousand Dollars ($2,160,000.00) in the form of a grant, for the FY20 and FY21 Safe and Successful Youth Initiative awarded by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services to be administered by the Police Department. The grant will fund a comprehensive, interagency strategy that connects law enforcement, employment, education, public health, and youth development agencies to reduce youth violence in the Commonwealth.

    1454    Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of Two Hundred Forty-Eight Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($248,500.00) in the form of a grant, for the FY2019 DNA Capacity Enhancement and Backlog Reduction Program, awarded by National Institute of Justice to be administered by the Police Department. The grant would fund two Criminalist positions, overtime, lab supplies, and continuing education expenses.

    1586    Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of Thirteen Million Five Hundred Twenty Thousand Dollars ($13,520,000.00) in the form of a grant, for the Urban Area Security Initiative FFY2019, awarded by the United States Department of Homeland Security, passed through the MA Executive Office of Public Safety and Security, to be administered by the Mayor's Office of Emergency Management. The grant will fund the continued support of unique planning, exercises, trainings and operational needs that will assist in building enhanced and sustainable security capacities to help prevent, respond to and recover from threat of acts of terrorism, including chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive (CBRNE) incidents.

    1587    Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of One Million Four Hundred Six Thousand Five Hundred Fifty Dollars ($1,406,550.00) in the form of a grant, for the FFY19 Regional Catastrophic Preparedness Grant Program, awarded by the United States Department of Homeland Security, to be administered by the Mayor’s Office of Emergency Management. The grant will fund comprehensive planning for housing needs following a disaster in the Boston region covered by this grant.

    1664    Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of Four Hundred Thirteen Thousand Four Hundred Seventy Two Dollars ($413,472.00) in the form of a grant for the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant, awarded by the United States Department of Justice to be administered by the Police Department. The grant will fund 3 Domestic Violence Advocates assigned to police districts, a Management Analyst at the Family Justice Center, and a Technology Coordinator for multiple data collection, reporting and records management system.

    1665    Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of Four Hundred Two Thousand Seven Hundred Eighty Five Dollars ($402,785.00) in the form of a grant, for the FY19 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant, awarded by the United States Department of Justice to be administered by the Police Department. The grant will fund a Domestic Violence Management Analyst at the Family Justice Center, A Hub n COR Coordinator, overtime for specialist Units, and a Technology Coordinator for multiple data collection, reporting, and records management systems.

    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.

    1594    Message and order for the confirmation of the appointment of Wen Wen, as an alternate member of the Beacon Hill Architectural Commission for a term expiring on May 1, 2023.

    1595    Message and order for the confirmation of the appointment of Matthew Blumenthal, as alternate member of the Beacon Hill Architectural Commission for a term expiring on May 1, 2024.

    1596    Message and order for the confirmation of the appointment of Arian Allen, as an alternate member of the Beacon Hill Architectural Commission for a term expiring on May 1, 2024.

    1597    Message and order for the confirmation of the appointment of Alice Richmond, as an alternate member of the Beacon Hill Architectural Commission for a term expiring on May 1, 2020.

    1273    Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of One Hundred Six Thousand Two Hundred Fifty Dollars ($106,250.00) in the form of a grant, for the Boston College Neighborhood Improvement Fund, awarded by Boston College to be administered by the Transportation Department. The grant will fund two new Blue Bike Stations in Brighton.

    1521    Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of Three Hundred Thousand Dollars ($300,000.00) in the form of a grant for the Go Boston 2030, awarded by the Barr Foundation to be administered by the Transportation Department. The grant will fund transparent communication, tracking and evaluation of the progress of implementing the projects identified in Go Boston 2030, the City's long-term mobility plan.
        
    1663    Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of Nine Hundred Seventy Thousand Dollars ($970,000.00) in the form of a grant awarded by Skanska USA Commercial Development, Inc. pursuant to the 1350 Boylston Street, Fenway, Boston Project Cooperation Agreement. The purpose of the grant is to fund the redesign and construction of Boylston Street as described in the 1350 Boylston Street, Fenway, Boston Project’s Transportation Mitigation Commitments.

    0549    An Ordinance amending Chapter IX of the City of Boston Code, Ordinances, regarding Landlords providing Voter Registration to Tenants.

  5. MOTIONS, ORDERS AND RESOLUTIONS:

    1723    Councilor Flynn offered the following: Resolution Opposing Rule Change in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

  6. PERSONNEL ORDERS:

    1724    Councilor Campbell for Councilor Zakim offered the following: Order for the appointment of temporary employee Nicholas G. Carter and Zoe Swarzenski in City Council effective December 14, 2019.

    1725    Councilor Campbell for Councilor Zakim offered the following: Order for the appointment of temporary employee Nicholas G. Carter and Zoe Swarzenski in City Council effective December 21, 2019.

    1726    Councilor Campbell for Councilor Janey offered the following: Order for the appointment of temporary employee Makayla Parkin in City Council effective December 14, 2019.

    1727    Councilor Campbell for Councilor Janey offered the following: Order for the appointment of temporary employee Makayla Parkin in City Council effective December 21, 2019.

    1728    Councilor Campbell offered the following: Order for the appointment of temporary employee's in City Council effective December 28, 2019.

    1729    Councilor Campbell for Councilor Flynn offered the following: Order for the appointment of temporary employee Ana E. Calderon in City Council effective January 11, 2020.

    1730    Councilor Campbell for Councilor Flynn offered the following: Order for the appointment of temporary employee Ana E. Calderon in City Council effective January 18, 2020.

    1731    Councilor Campbell for Councilor Garrison offered the following: Order for the appointment of temporary employee Stephen Kamau in City Council effective December 14, 2019.

    1732    Councilor Campbell for Councilor Garrison offered the following: Order for the appointment of temporary employee Stephen Kamau in City Council effective December 21, 2019.

    1733    Councilor Campbell for Councilor Baker offered the following: Order for the appointment of temporary employee Amanda Curley, Amy Frigulietti, Joseph M. McEachern, Patricia McCormack and Julie Ryan in City Council effective December 14, 2019.

    1734    Councilor Campbell for Councilor Baker offered the following: Order for the appointment of temporary employee Amanda Curley, Amy Frigulietti, Joseph M. McEachern, Patricia McCormack and Julie Ryan in City Council effective December 21, 2019.

    1735    Councilor Campbell offered the following: Order for the appointment of temporary employee's 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 December 28, 2019.

    1736    Councilor Campbell offered the following: Order for the appointment of temporary employee's 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 January 4, 2019.

  7. GREEN SHEETS:

    Legislative Calendar for December 11, 2019.

  8. CONSENT AGENDA:

    1737    Councilor McCarthy offered the following: Resolution in memory of Kathleen F. Paris.

    1738    Councilor McCarthy offered the following: Resolution in memory of Moira Dowling O'Brien.

    1739    Councilor Edwards offered the following: Resolution in memory of James Aloisi.

    1740    Councilor Zakim offered the following: Resolution recognizing Charles Monahan.

    1741    Councilor Campbell offered the following: Resolution congratulating Greater Love Tabernacle.

    1742    Councilor Campbell offered the following: Resolution in memory of Luke Walker.

    1743    Councilor Edwards offered the following: Resolution congratulating Lieutenant Joseph Canney.

    1744    Councilor Edwards offered the following: Resolution congratulating Lieutenant Richard Gannon.

    1745    Councilor Edwards offered the following: Resolution congratulating Sergeant Michael Harrington.

    1746    Councilor Edwards offered the following: Resolution congratulating Sergeant Detective William Duggan.

    1747    Councilor Essaibi-George offered the following: Resolution congratulating BPS Fall Student Athletes.

    1748    Councilor Zakim offered the following: Resolution congratulating Charles F. Monahan, Jr.

    1749    Councilor O'Malley offered the following: Resolution recognizing Holly Morand.

    1750    Councilor McCarthy offered the following: Resolution in memory of Kyle J. McGonagle.

    1751    Councilors Flynn, Flaherty and Baker offered the following: Resolution in memory of John J. "Jack" Roche.

    1752    Councilor Campbell offered the following: Resolution congratulating Burgess Realty.

    1753    Councilor Campbell offered the following: Resolution congratulating Peter Robinson.

    1754    Councilor Campbell offered the following: Resolution congratulating Cathy Baker-Eclipse.

    1755    Councilor Campbell offered the following: Resolution congratulating Cynthia Beckford Brewington.

    1756    Councilor Campbell offered the following: Resolution congratulating Saffiyah Coker.

    1757    Councilor Campbell offered the following: Resolution congratulating Shakeriah Baker.

    1758    Councilor Campbell offered the following: Resolution congratulating Ann Thorne.

    1759    Councilor Janey offered the following: Resolution in memory of Richard B. Mitchell.