City Council Meetings for the Week of March 18

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.

March 18 – March 22

Mon, Mar 18 7:00 pm

7:45 pm

School Committee

City Council

Ed Center

Chamber

Tues, Mar 19 7:00 pm Committee of the Whole Chamber
Weds, Mar 20 7:00 pm

7:00 pm

7:00 pm

Public Facilities

Public Safety & Transportation

Programs & Services

204

205

211

Thurs, Mar 21 6:00 pm

7:00 pm

7:00 pm

Climate Action Plan Workshop

Traffic Council

School Committee

Barry Price

211

Ed Center

 

Agendas:

  • 3-18 School Committee  No Public Comment –  special budget meeting on teaching and instructionagenda here
  • 3-18 City Council Authorization to enter into lease negotiations for Solar Phase III, ordinance to increase non-resident parking permit fees reports to be acted upon docket; referred to Finance Ordinance amendment regarding disposing of renewable energy revenue or credits, docket to be referred to committees here
  • 3-19 Committee of the Whole On March 19, 2019 members of Tischler Bise and the Principle Group along with Planning staff will present to the
    Committee on the fiscal impact analysis for Washington Street. memo here, agenda here
  • 3-20 Public Facilities agenda
  • 3-20 Public Safety & Transportation Discussion on Washington Street Vision Plan’s Impact on Transportation, agenda
  • 3-20 Programs & Services A public hearing will be continued on Home Rule Legislation to amend City Charter agenda
  • 3-21 Traffic Council agenda
  • 3-21 School Committee  No Public Comment – special budget meeting on student services and special educationagenda here

Reports

  • 3-6 Programs & Services  Public comments about proposed Charter Changes by Home Rule:  “concern that the Neighborhood Area Councils would be removed as legal entities in the Charter and be reduced to creations of the City Council by ordinance. This change in status will negatively affect the view of area councils are more transient or temporary and this could also affect the number of people who want to be involved in them”, also concern “about the 20% threshold voter participation for initiatives and referenda.”  full report here
  • 3-5 Land Use Public comments and proposed changes to Northland Project here
  • 3-6 Public Facilities Presentation and discussion on West Newton project and Accelerated Roads Program here
  • 3-15 Wireless Application Fees memo from Public Facilities Committee:  The City Council has 3 primary options:
    1. Amend Sec. 17-3 of the City Code to track the FCC’s presumptively reasonable small wireless application fees and conduct a more thoroughly documented analysis of the
    City’s actual and direct costs, based on a review of inputs and assumptions
    2. Amend Sec. 17-3 of the City Code to track the FCC’s presumptively reasonable small wireless application fees and conduct no further cost analysis
    3. Take no action regarding the currently effective $750 application fee per location and conduct no further cost analysis
  • 3-15 Mayor’s Memo on extending Zoning Draft Deadline

Upcoming Public Hearings

  • 3-20, 7:00 pm, 211, Programs & Services A public hearing will be continued on Home Rule Legislation to amend City Charter agenda
  • 3-21, 7:00 pm, Barry Price Center, Climate Action Plan Public Meeting
  • 3-25, 7:00 pm, City Hall, Zoning & Planning on technical amendments to the Newton Zoning Ordinance, Chapter 30 zoning, memo here
  • 3-27, 7:00 pm, City Hall, rm 204, Blue Ribbon Commission on Compensation for elected officials online public survey and memo here
  • 4-9, 7:00 pm, City Hall, rm 205, Blue Ribbon Commission on Compensation for elected officials online public survey and memo here

 

 

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