City Council Meetings for the Week of June 3

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.

June 3 – June 7

Mon, June 3 7:45 pm City Council Chamber
Tues, June 4 7:00 pm

7:00 pm

Land Use

Zoning & Planning



Wed, June 5 8:00 am

6:00 pm

7:00  pm

7:00 pm

7:00 pm

Fair Housing

Community Preservation

Programs & Services

Public Facilities

Public Safety & Transport






Thur, June 6



  • 5-20 City Council  Items to be acted upon include Appropriate $766,961 from Free Cash to Retirement System to maintain current pension funding schedule, Adoption of the WA St vision plan as amendment to 2007 Newton Comprehensive Plan, Ordinance to divest from Fossil Fuel Companies, Authorization to let Planning set parking meter fees, full reports docket;  Items to refer to committee include Blue Ribbon Commission Report on the Compensation of Elected Officials, review of Demolition Delay and Landmark Ordinances full docket
  • 6-4 Land Use and Zoning & Planning Joint Meeting Riverside zoning amendments from Lower Falls Improvement Association & Planning (see Reports & Public Meetings below) agenda
  • 6-5 Fair Housing “discussion on the key components of the Housing Choice Bill.” no agenda posted
  • 6-5 Community Preservation Committee – closed to the public Executive Session on BC & Webster Woods, agenda
  • 6-5 Programs & Services agenda
  • 6-5 Public Facilities authorization to acquire by purchase the West Newton Armory building, authorization to appropriate $2,000,000 from Free Cash for the purpose of developing 25% conceptual design of the Washington Street corridor in order to make the improvements to the corridor eligible for the State’s Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) funding, full agenda
  • 6-5 Public Safety & Transportation Bus Licenses renewals for 128 Business Council, BC & MASCO; Short-term rental ordinance with fees, full agenda


  • Lower Falls Improvement Association 5-31 Proposed Amendments re: Riverside  “Removal of the “Transit Oriented Development” and “TOD” Labels from the MU3 District Name Development at Riverside should be assessed based on objective facts, including that transit available at Riverside is not robust.”  full petition
  • Planning memo on proposed Riverside amendments “the community group amendments overall go too far to restrict the project design in ways that increase costs and lower potential energy efficiency without necessarily addressing design goals” full memo
  • Planning memo on Short-term rental ordinance “Some of the more significate requirements include:  Prohibition of commercial events” (ie hosted parties), Occupant registries, & House Rules full memo
  • Sale of West Newton Armory Sale Scenarios letter and docket item from Mayor:
  • Blue Ribbon Commission on Salaries 4-30  full report

Upcoming Public Hearings

  • June 4, Chambers, 7:00 pm – Riverside MU3 amendment and Lower Falls Improvement Society request to amend chpt 30, Zoning Ordinance, re: MU3  legal notice
  • June 10, Chambers, 7:00 pm – Inclusionary Zoning Amendment, legal notice
  • June 18, Chambers, 7:00 pm – Northland Transportation continued
  • June 19 – Sidewalk snow clearing enforcement and fines
  • June 25, Chamber, 7:00 pm – Riverside Special Permit

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