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City Council meeting

The City Council is holding a meeting on September 15 at 12 p.m.

All Council Meetings are held at 12 p.m. (noon) in the Christopher A. Iannella Chamber on the fifth floor of Boston City Hall, unless otherwise noted. All meetings are open to the public and are also available on Xfinity Channel 8, RCN 82, Fios 964, and livestream via City Council TV.

Please note: Due to COVID-19, meetings are currently being held remotely via Zoom.

Discussion Topics

  1. APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES
  2. COMMUNICATIONS FROM HER HONOR, THE MAYOR:

    2021 0953
    Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of Twenty Five Million Dollars ($25,000,000.00) in the form of a grant for the Commonwealth Builder Program, awarded by the Massachusetts Housing Partnership to be administered by the Department of Neighborhood Development. The grant will fund the creation of workforce homeownership housing units and the long term availability of those units to eligible moderate income households.

    2021 0954
    Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of Four Million Dollars ($4,000,000.00) in the form of a grant, for the FY22 Public Safety Answering Point Support and Incentive Grant, awarded by the MA Executive Office of Public Safety & Security to be administered by the Police Department. The Grant will fund costs associated with providing Enhanced 911 Services.
     
    2021 0955
    Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of Four Million Dollars ($4,000,000.00) in the form of a grant for the Allston Brighton Homeowner Fund, awarded by the Boston Redevelopment Authority to be administered by the Department of Neighborhood Development. The grant will fund programming to foster affordable homeownership and homeowner stability in Allston Brighton.  

    2021 0956
    Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of Three Hundred Ninety Nine Thousand Four Hundred Eighteen Dollars and Seventy Three Cents ($399,418.73) in the form of a grant for the FY22 State 911 Training Grant, awarded by the MA Executive Office of Public Safety & Security to be administered  by the Police Department. The grant will fund the training and certification of Enhanced 911 Telecommunications staff. 

    2021 0957
    Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of Two Hundred Fifty Four Thousand One Hundred Ninety Four Dollars ($254,194.00) in the form of a grant, for the Challenge Grant, awarded by the William T. Grant Foundation, passed through Northeastern University, to be administered by the Department of Youth and & Employment. The grant will fund research by Northeastern University Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy that inform the design of a more inclusive workforce development system for the youth in Boston.

    2021 0958
    Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000.00) in the form of a grant for the No Kid Hungry, awarded by Share Our Strength to be administered by the Office of Food Access. The grant will fund school based food programs (BosFoodLove) and the Community Hub Schools Initiative.
     
    2021 0959
    Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of Forty Four Thousand Six Hundred Forty Seven Dollars ($44,647.00) in the form of a grant, for the FY20 CARES Act Supplemental Operating Funds, awarded by the United States Department of Housing & Urban Development, passed through the Boston Housing Authority, to be administered by the Office of Food Access. The grant will fund food box preparation and delivery services to eight BHA housing sites.

    2021 0960
    Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of Thirty Two Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($32,500.00) in the form of a grant for a Policy Fellowship, awarded by the University of Massachusetts to be administered by the Office of Equity. The grant will fund a research fellow who will assist in tracking a diverse portfolio of policy issues, and benchmarking policy trends nationally.

    2021 0961
    Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00) in the form of a grant, for the Youth Poet Laureate Program, awarded by Donor Groups to be administered by the Arts & Culture. The grant will fund and support the publication of the next Youth Poet Laureate Book. 
     

  3. REPORTS OF PUBLIC OFFICERS AND OTHERS:

    2021 0962
    Notice was received from the Acting Mayor of the appointment of Alison Brizius as Commissioner of the Environment Department effective August 2, 2021.

    2021 0963
    Notice was received from the City Clerk in accordance with Chapter 6 of the Ordinances of 1979 re: action taken by the Mayor on papers acted upon by the City Council at its meeting of August 18, 2021.

    2021 0964
    The Constables Bond of Samuel Desrosiers has been duly approved and received by the Collector Treasurer.

    2021 0965
    Notice was received from the Acting Mayor of the appointment of Jasmin Winn as the Project Manager for the Boston Cannabis Board effective September 20, 2021.
     

  4. REPORTS OF COMMITTEES:

    2021 0549
    The Committee on Arts, Culture, Tourism & Special Events to which was referred on April 14, 2021, Docket #0549, order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of Two Million Fifty One Thousand Nine Hundred Three Dollars ($2,051,903.00) in the form of a grant for the Boston Cultural Fund, awarded by the Boston Redevelopment Authority to be administered by the Office of Arts and Culture. The grant will fund cultural spaces, organizations, programs, artists, and activities in the South End, with the goal of preserving and enhancing cultural activity, submits a report recommending that the committee report ought to pass. 

    2021 0353
    The Committee on Government Operations, to which was referred on February 24, 2021, Docket #0353, Communication was received from Eneida Tavares, Chair, of the Board of Election, for your approval a citizen petition entitled "Petition for Eversource Substation East Boston", submits a report recommending that the petition ought to pass in a new draft.

    2021 0481
    The Committee on Government Operations, to which was referred on March 31, 2021, Docket #0481, Ordinance Amending the City of Boston Code, Section 5 5.20, Paid Parental Leave for City of Boston Employees, submits a report recommending that the ordinance ought to pass.

    2021 0773
    The Committee on Government Operations , to which was referred on June 16, 2021, Docket #0773, ordinance creating a Commission on Black Men and Boys, submits a report recommending that the ordinance ought to pass in a new draft.

    2021-0896 

    The Committee on Government Operations, to which was referred on August 18, 2021, Docket #0896, Communication was received from Eneida Tavares, Chair, of the Board of Election, for your approval a citizen petition entitled "An Elected Boston School Committee" for the placement of a local nonbinding public opinion advisory question on the ballot of the next regular municipal election on November 2, 2021, submits a report recommending that the petition ought to pass.

     

     

  5. MATTERS RECENTLY HEARD FOR POSSIBLE ACTION:

    2021 0775
    Councilor(s) O'Malley offered the following: Ordinance Amending City of Boston Code, Ordinances, Chapter VII, Sections 7 2.1 and 7 2.2, Building Energy Reporting and Disclosure (BERDO).

  6. MOTIONS, ORDERS AND RESOLUTIONS:

    2021 0966
    Councilor(s) Bok offered the following: Order for a hearing to discuss city protocols for providing public records.

    2021 0967
    Councilor(s) O'Malley and Campbell offered the following: Order regarding Civilian Review Board nominations.

    2021 0968
    Councilor(s) Arroyo and Mejia offered the following: Resolution recognizing September 15th October 15th as Hispanic Heritage Month in the City of Boston.

    2021 0969
    Councilor(s) Flynn offered the following: Resolution celebrating Always Ask, Proud to Tell Day.

  7. PERSONNEL ORDERS:

    2021 0970
    Councilor O'Malley for Councilor Bok offered the following: Order for the appointment of temporary employees Kennedy Avery and Emily Brown in City Council. 
     

  8. GREEN SHEETS:

    Legislative Calendar for September 15, 2021.

  9. CONSENT AGENDA:

    2021 0971
    Councilor(s) O'Malley offered the following: Resolution in memory of Orestes Demetriades.

    2021 0972
    Councilor(s) O'Malley and Arroyo offered the following: Resolution in memory of Thomas M. Donahue.

    2021 0973
    Councilor(s) O'Malley offered the following: Resolution congratulating Nicole Dumas.

    2021 0974
    Councilor(s) O'Malley offered the following: Resolution recognizing Margot Gillian O'Malley.

    2021 0975
    Councilor(s) O'Malley offered the following: Resolution congratulating Officer Jorge Mercado. 

    2021 0976
    Councilor(s) Flynn offered the following: Resolution recognizing Alison Newman.

    2021 0977
    Councilor(s) Mejia offered the following: Resolution recognizing Chrismaldi Vazquez Casado.

    2021 0978
    Councilor(s) Mejia offered the following: Resolution recognizing Black Boston COVID Coalition.

    2021 0979
    Councilor(s) Mejia offered the following: Resolution recognizing Yhinny Matos.

    2021 0980
    Councilor(s) Mejia offered the following: Resolution recognizing Monica Cannon Grant.

    2021 0981
    Councilor(s) Mejia offered the following: Resolution recognizing Tufts Health Plan Senior Care Option.

    2021 0982
    Councilor(s) Mejia offered the following: Resolution recognizing Vetto Casado.

    2021 0983
    Councilor(s) Mejia offered the following: Resolution recognizing Determined Divas.

    2021 0984
    Councilor(s) Mejia offered the following: Resolution recognizing Pamela Aimee Leins.

    2021 0985
    Councilor(s) Campbell offered the following: Resolution recognizing John Martin.

    2021 0986
    Councilor(s) Flynn offered the following: Resolution in memory of Man Ho Chan. 

    2021 0987
    Councilor(s) Campbell offered the following: Resolution recognizing Omesa Spencer.

    2021 0988
    Councilor(s) Campbell offered the following: Resolution recognizing Lesley Durant. 

    2021 0989
    Councilor(s) Campbell offered the following: Resolution recognizing Janette Bartley.

    2021 0990
    Councilor(s) Campbell offered the following: Resolution recognizing Raymond Nenbard.

    2021 0991
    Councilor(s) O'Malley and Bok offered the following: Resolution congratulating Michelle Goldberg and PJ McCaw.
     

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