City Council Meetings for the week of April 2

A weekly summary of City Council agendas and actions highlighting items of interest to the LWVN, extracted from the Friday packet.

Key to color coding: CPC, Planning, Environmental, Finance, Charter/Elections, Housing.

April 2 to 6

Mon, Apr 2 6:45 pm

7:45 pm

7 pm

City Council

Planning & Development Board

School Committee



Ed Center

Tues, Apr 3 7 pm

7 pm

7 pm

CPC – rescheduled from 3/13

Land Use Committee

Human Rights Commission




Wed, Apr 4 8 am

7 pm

7 pm


Fair Housing Committee

Public Facilities Committee

Public Safety & Transportation

Programs & Services – canceled





Thur, Apr 5 7 pm Conservation Commission 211


  • 3-22  Traffic Council:   The City Council recently approved an Ordinance change such that Traffic Council has no authority over traffic calming measures.  ALD. KALIS, requested a change Blue Zone signage to make parking more available to parents who need to enter the school to pick up children. HELD 5-0   full report here
  • 3-26 Finance Committee 5-year Financial Forecast available here
  • 3-26 Zoning & Planning:  Zoning & Shared Parking Pilot Program discussion, public meeting on Needham St Vision April 23, full report here


  • 4-2 City Council:  Zoning Redesign presentation followed by items to be acted upon including – authorization to appropriate and expend $500,000 for the purpose of developing an actionable plan for the Washington Street Corridor; Discussion and adoption of Needham Street Vision Plan; Zoning Amendment for Shared Parking Pilot Program; Review/Acceptance of 5-year Financial Forecast; Amend overtime parking ordinance (note – opposed by NN Chamber of Commerce letter here) docket here
  • 4-2 School Committee:  FY19 Budget Hearing
  • 4-3  CPC:    Crescent St. new proposed budget and PUBLIC HEARING on proposed revisions to funding guidelines in Newton’s Community Preservation Plan, including:
    • the percentage of funding targeted for each CPA-eligible resource (affordable housing, historic resources, open space/outdoor recreation land)
    • principles for prioritizing projects that are CPA-appropriate as well as CPA-eligible
    • expectations for matching, non-CPA funds in different project categories full agenda here  April 10 CPC meeting is canceled
  • 4-4 Public Safety:  Discussion regarding preparedness for automated, electric and shared vehicles COUNCILOR ALBRIGHT, COTE AND DOWNS, requesting a discussion with the Director of Transportation for Planning.   full agenda here
  • 4-5 Conservation Commission:  Discussion of wetland decisions  full agenda + here

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