City Council Meetings for the Week of June 18

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.

June 18 to June 22

Mon, 6-18 7 pm

7 pm

City Council

School Committee

Chambers

Ed Center

Tues, 6-19
Wed, 6-20 6 pm

7 pm

7:30 pm

7:30 pm

Charter SubCommittee

Public Facilities

Programs & Services

Public Safety & Transportation

211

204

211

204

Thur, 6-22 7 pm CPC 204

Reports:

  • Traffic Council 6-14: Request to modify the parking regulations on Crafts Street (Watertown Street to Waltham Street) and on Waltham Street (Crafts Street to the Waltham City Line),
    in order to facilitate traffic calming and to create bicycle lanes. The amount of parking on the street would be reduced, with parking generally alternating between the north and south side, by block, along Waltham Street and a portion of Crafts Street. ACTION: APPROVED 5-0.  This item may be appealed through the close of business July 5, 2018.
  • School Committee Construction Report on Angier, Zervas and Cabot available here
  • City Council Open Meeting Law complaint here, memo on best practices here
  • Programs & Services 6-6:  Home Rule Legislation to modify the 41A tax deferral program for seniors by increasing the income limit for qualifying and participating property owners.
    Approved 6‐0 (Councilor Baker not voting); Citizens Petition requesting ballot question on recreational marijuana establishments Approved 3‐1‐2 (Councilor Albright opposed; Councilors Krintzman and Brousal‐Glaser abstaining; Councilor Baker not voting) full report here

Agendas:

  • City Council Docket:  DIRECTOR OF PLANNING requesting monthly progress discussions on the Washington Street Corridor action plan. Zoning & Planning Held 7-0 (Krintzman not voting); DIRECTOR OF PLANNING requesting discussion and adoption of the Needham Street Vision Plan as an amendment to the 2007 Newton Comprehensive Plan. Zoning & Planning Held 8-0; DIRECTOR OF PLANNING requesting review, discussion, and direction relative to the Zoning Redesign Project on a draft policy content outline of the new Zoning Ordinance. Zoning & Planning Held 8-0  docket here
  • Public Facilities and Public Safety & Transportation joint meeting to discuss Street Design Guide and West Newtonville Enhancement Project
  • Programs & Services:  COUNCILORS ALBRIGHT AND KRINTZMAN requesting that the City Council place on the ballot, at a special election to be held in November 2018, a question as to whether the City of Newton shall limit the number of retail recreational marijuana establishments operating in Newton to no fewer than two and no more than six.
  • Charter SubCommittee:  Articles 7 (Planning), 8 (Nominations and Elections), & 10 (Free Petition, initiative, referendum)

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