City Council Meetings for the Week of January 7

A weekly summary of City Council agendas and actions highlighting items of interest to the LWVN.

Board and Committee Meeting Schedule

Extracted from the full City Council calendar.

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

January 7 – January 11

Mon, Jan 7

6:45 pm

7:45 pm


City Council



Tues, Jan 8

6:30 pm

7:00 pm

7:00 pm

Newtonville Area Council

Land Use

Community Preservation Com




Weds, Jan 9

8:00 am

7:00 pm


7:00 pm

Fair Housing

Programs & Services

Public Safety & Transportation

Public Facilities







  • 1-7 City Council: Discussion regarding non-compliance with Stanton Ave Council Order.  Real Property Reuse voted No Action Necessary 8-0.
  • 1-7  Finance:  Request to transfer funds for a 1-year collective bargaining agreement with AFSME.  All other items before the Committee will be held without discussion.
  • 1-8 Land Use:  Public hearing for special permits agenda here
  • 1-8 Community Preservation Committee:  discussion of program planning, outreach & staffing (early start on fy20 budget); discussion of site signs for CPA-funded projects; brief staff updates on current/anticipated proposals & projects
  • 1-9 Public Facilities:  authorization to transfer $100,000 from Current Year Budget Reserve to the Department of Public Works Processing Recyclables to fund increased costs of processing recyclables due to changes in the recycling market;  authorization to accept $100,000 from the State Fiscal Year 2019 Legislative Earmark Funds to be used to conduct a feasibility study on new Newton Senior Center; full agenda here
  • 1-9 Programs & Services:  Amendment to increase income eligibility for clause 41A tax deferral program; authorization to accept $100,000 from State Earmark Funds for a feasibility study on Senior Center, full agenda here


  • 12-10 Zoning & Planning:  Riverside Visioning Process presentation and committee discussion; Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment and Action Plan presentation and public comments; Inclusionary Zoning Ordinance public discussion and presentation; full report here

Upcoming Public Hearings

  • 1-8 Envisioning Washington St, Newtonville Area Council Survey Results.  6:30 pm Drucker Auditorium, Library more info here
  • 1-16 Solar Project Phase III.  7 pm City Hall Council Chamber.  Notice here 
  • 1-21 Stormwater Use Charge Ordinance   page 3-4 here
  • Tuesday, January 15, 7:00 PM in the Council Chambers, Joint
    LUC/Planning & Development Board Public Hearing- Northland
    Transportation Impacts
  • Tuesday, January 29, 7:00 PM in the Council Chambers, Joint
    LUC/Planning & Development Board Public Hearing- Northland
    Sustainability & Stormwater
  • Monday, February 11, 7:00 PM in Room 205, Joint ZAP/Planning & Development Board Public Hearing – Inclusionary Zoning/Washington Street Draft Plan #2


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