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 22 – June 26
|Mon, Jun 22||1:00 pm
|Tues, June 23||5:00 pm
|Wed, June 24||7:00 pm
|Programs & Services||PSZoom|
|Thur, June 25||7:00 pm||Traffic Council||TCZoom|
- Housing Authority: Real property acquisition discussion, agenda
- City Council: Budget Monday: Amendment to Landmark Ordinance, reports docket, agenda Tuesday: agenda
- School Committee: Fiscal update, goals, equity policy, draft calendar 21-22, Superintendent’s contract renewal, agenda
- Community Preservation Committee: Executive session on minutes from Oct 2019, agenda
- Human Rights Commission: Civil Review Board/Commission, agenda
- Zoning Board of Appeals: Public hearing on Dunstan East, agenda
- Council on Aging: NewCAL update, agenda
- Programs & Services: Joint meeting with Public Facilities, agenda
- Public Facilities: Discussion on off-leash dog ordinance and fines, agenda
- Traffic Council: agenda
- Committee of the Whole Report June 8, 10, 11 and 16: Motion that the FY21 budget for the Police Department shall be reduced; The motion represents a reduction of [$399,462 $375,462]. Motion to approve as amended failed 16 Nays, 8 Yeas (Councilors Bowman, Downs, Greenberg, Humphrey, Leary, Noel, Norton, Ryan
- 6-17 Public Safety & Transportation Report “The three 2020 bus purchases are diesel. It is hopeful, next year when Boston College requests their bus license renewals, they will have a plan for gasoline preferably hybrid or electrical buses.”
- 6-17 Public Facilities Report Discussion on banning new gas infrastructure; recycling Q: Since China is no longer receiving recyclables where do recycle goods go? A: Mr. Lewis explained that due to this more has be incinerated and the fees for the City’s have increased. Municipalities can create policies to limit what that they use so there are less items that can’t be recycled.
- 6-15 memo from Councilor Wright on Zoning Redesign “I am concerned that the important point of allowing large building components “by right” and therefore resulting
in a house larger than the 3800 sf tear down sweet spot was not captured in the ZAP report.”
- FY21 Approved School Budget
- FY21 Proposed City Budget, including personnel counts and grants
- FY21 Budget Reports by Department
- 5-19 Landmark Ordinance presentation: proposal “Remove Administrative Review and leave Judicial Review and the appeal option; Create a local Administrative Review body””The review body shall uphold the NHC decision unless it finds the action to be arbitrary, capricious, or based on legally untenable grounds.” Redlined Ordinance Amended; Draft Council Order
- 5-19 Zoning & Planning discussion of Landmark Ordinance
- 6-23 @ 7 pm Zoning Board of Appeals, Dunstan East