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, extracted from the Friday packet.

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

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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