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City Council meeting

The City Council is holding a meeting on June 29 at 12 p.m.

All City 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.

Discussion Topics

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

    9    Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the 
        amount of Three Hundred Thousand Dollars ($300,000.00) in the form of a 
        grant, for the Boston Red Sox Arts Fund, awarded by the Boston Red Sox 
        to be administered by the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture. The grant 
        will fund programs supported by the Boston Cultural Council, with a 
        portion directed specifically to Fenway area groups or artists.

        0800    Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expect the 
        amount of One Hundred Seventy Seven Thousand Eight Hundred Eighty 
        Six Dollars and Thirty One Cents ($177,886.31) in the form of a grant, for 
        the FY22 State Elder Lunch Program, awarded by the MA Executive Office 
        of Elder Affairs to be administered by the Age Strong Commission. The 
        grant will fund nutrition services for older adults in the City of Boston. This 
        award represented additional funding for the program.

        0801    Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the 
        amount of Fifty Thousand Dollars ($50,000.00) in the form of a grant, for 
        the FY22 Safe and Successful Youth Initiative, awarded by the MA 
        Executive Office of Health and Human Services to be administered by the 
        Police Department. The grant will fund a comprehensive, inter agency 
        strategy that connects law enforcement, employment, education, public 
        health and youth development agencies to reduce youth violence in the 
        Commonwealth.

        0802    Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the 
        amount of Fifteen Thousand Dollars ($15,000.00) in the form of a grant for 
        two charitable donations, awarded by the Frank R and Elizabeth Simoni 
        Foundation Inc. to be administered by the Police Department. The grant will 
        fund training initiatives for the Homicide and Youth Violence Strike Force 
        Units.

        0803    Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the 
        amount of Six Thousand Four Hundred Sixty Dollars ($6,460.00) in the 
        form of a grant for the Federal FY22 Senior Companion Program, awarded 
        by the Corporation for National and Community Service to be administered 
        by the Age Strong Commission. The grant will fund reimbursement for 
        travel and meals, plus stipends. The supplemental award represents a 
        mandatory increase in the stipend from $3.00 to $3.15 per hour, effective 
        July 1, 2022.
     

  3. REPORTS OF PUBLIC OFFICERS AND OTHERS:

    0804    Communication was received from Council President Ed Flynn calling for 
        the election of City Clerk for the City of Boston on June 29, 2022.

        0805    Notice was received from the Mayor of the appointment of Reyes 
        Coll Tellechea as a Chair of the Human Rights Commission.

        0806    Notice was received from the Mayor of the reappointment of Ellen Hatch as 
        Temporary Collector Treasurer of the City of Boston..

        0807    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 May 18, 2022.

        0808    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 May 25, 2022.

        0809    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 June 8, 2022.

        0810    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 June 15, 2022.

        0811    Communication was received from Councilor Liz Breadon submitting a 
        letter from Allston Brighton elected representatives addressed to the Mayor 
        regarding the proposed Harvard Enterprise Research Campus project.

        0812    Communication was received from the Interim City Clerk of the filing by 
        the Boston Redevelopment Authority of the Second Amendment to the 
        Report and Decision on the Maverick Gardens Chapter 121A Project.”

        0813    Message transmitting certain information under section 17F: relative to 
        Personnel Review Committee and Personnel Vacancies, Docket Number 
        #0641, passed by the Council on May 18, 2022.

        0814    The Constable Bonds of Corita Miles and Gerald Fanfan, have been duly 
        approved and received by the Collector Treasurer.

  4. REPORTS OF COMMITTEES:

    0259    The Committee on Government Operations, to which was referred on 
        February 9, 2022, Docket #0259, An Ordinance Amending City of Boston 
        Code, Ordinances, Chapter XV, Section X and Establishing the Boston Fair 
        Chance Act, submits a report recommending that the ordinance ought to 
        pass in a new draft.

        0435    The Committee on Government Operations, to which was referred on 
        March 30, 2022, Docket #0435, Petition for a Special Law re: An act 
        authorizing the City of Boston to grant four additional licenses for the sale 
        of alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the specified premises, submits a 
        report recommending that the home rule petition ought to pass in a new 
        draft.

        0536    The Committee on Housing and Community Development to which it was 
        referred on April 27, 2022, Docket #0536, Message and order authorizing 
        the Mayor's Office of Housing to accept and expend payments in the 
        amount of Forty Million Dollars ($40,000,000.00) given to the City of 
        Boston's Inclusionary Development Policy Fund for the purpose of 
        producing and preserving affordable housing in the City of Boston, submits 
        a report recommending that this matter ought to pass.

        0537    The Committee on Housing and Community Development, to which was 
        referred on April 27, 2022, Docket #0537, Message and order authorizing 
        the City of Boston to apply for, accept and expend the Federal Fiscal Year 
        2022 Housing and Community Development funds from the United States 
        Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). This Order 
        includes the following grant programs, with final awards estimated not to 
        exceed the totals listed. Community Development Block Grant 
        $18,000,000.00, HOME Investment Partnership Program $7,000,000.00, 
        Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS $4,000,000.00 and the 
        Emergency Solution Grant $2,000,000.00, submits a report recommending 
        that this matter ought to pass.

        0708    The Committee on Housing and Community Development, to which was 
        referred on June 8, 2022, Docket #0708, Message and order authorizing the 
        City of Boston, acting through the Mayor’s Office of Housing, to apply for, 
        accept and expend the amount of Twenty One Million Five Hundred Ninety 
        Seven Thousand Seven Hundred Ninety Seven Dollars ($21,597,797.00) 
        provided under the HOME Investment Partnerships Program American 
        Rescue Plan (HOME ARP) Act of 2021 from the United States Department 
        of Housing and Urban Development. The purpose of the HOME ARP funds 
        is to provide housing to individuals, to households who are homeless, at 
        risk of homelessness and other vulnerable populations in the City of 
        Boston, submits a report recommending that this matter ought to pass.

        0625    The Committee on City Services & Innovation Technology, to which was 
        referred on May 18, 2022. Docket 0625, Message and order for your 
        approval an Order to reduce the FY22 appropriation for the Reserve for 
        Collective Bargaining by One Hundred Twenty Three Thousand Two 
        Hundred and Ninety One Dollars ($123,291.00) to provide funding for 
        various departments for the FY22 increases contained within the collective 
        bargaining agreements between the Boston Public Health Commission and 
        AFSCME, Council 93, submits a report recommending that the Committee 
        Report ought to pass.

        0626    The Committee on City Services & Innovation Technology, to which was 
        referred May 18, 2022, Docket 0626, Message and order for the 
        supplemental appropriation Order for the Boston Public Health Commission 
        for FY22 in the amount of One Hundred Twenty Three Thousand Two 
        Hundred and Ninety One Dollars ($123,291.00) to cover the FY22 cost 
        items contained within the collective bargaining agreements between the 
        Boston Public Health Commission and AFSCME, Council 93. The terms of 
        the contracts are October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2023. The major 
        provisions of the contract include base wage increases of 2%, 1.5% and 2% 
        percent to be given in January of each fiscal year of the contact term, 
        submits a report recommending that the committee report ought to pass.  
        Filed in the Office of the City Clerk on May 16, 2022.

        0627    The Committee on City Services & Innovation Technology, to which was 
        referred May 18, 2022, Docket 0627, Message and order for your approval 
        an Order to reduce the FY22 appropriation for the Reserve for Collective 
        Bargaining by Ninety Four Thousand One Hundred Thirteen Dollars 
        ($94,113.00) to provide funding for the Inspection Service Department for 
        the FY22 increases contained within the Collective Bargaining agreements 
        between the City of Boston and the Office and Professional Employees 
        International Union, Local 6 (OPEIU), submits a report recommending that 
        the committee report ought to pass.

        0628    The Committee on City Services & Innovation Technology, to which was 
        referred on May 18, 2022, Docket 0628, Message and order for the 
        supplemental appropriation Order for the Inspectional Services Department 
        for FY22 in the amount of Ninety Four Thousand One Hundred Thirteen 
        Dollars ($94,113.00) to cover the FY22 cost contained within the collective 
        cost items contained within the collective bargaining agreements between 
        the City of Boston and the Office and Professional Employee International 
        Union Local 6 (OPEIU). The terms of the contracts are July 1, 2020 through 
        June 30, 2023. The major provisions of the contract include base wage 
        increases of 2%, 1.5% and 2% percent to be given in October of each fiscal 
        year of the contact term, submits a report recommending that the committee 
        report ought to pass.

        MATTERS RECENTLY HEARD FOR POSSIBLE ACTION:

        0762    Message disapproving the Annual Appropriation and Tax Order for 
        FY2023, (Docket #0480), passed by the City Council June 8, 2022. I am 
        filing an amended Annual Appropriation and Tax Order.

        0763    Message and order for Amended Annual Appropriation and Tax Order for 
        FY2023.

        0503    Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the 
        amount of Three Hundred Forty Nine Million Five Hundred Thousand 
        Dollars ($349,500,000.00) in the form of a grant, awarded by the United 
        States Department of Treasury, to be administered by the City of Boston’s 
        Chief Financial Officer/Collector Treasurer. This grant payment is made 
        from the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund (SLFRF) in the 
        Treasury of the United States established by Section 9901 of the American 
        Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA). Pursuant to the requirements of the 
        ARPA, the grant payment would fund COVID 19 response and recovery 
        efforts and accelerate a Green New Deal for Boston through 
        once in a generation, transformative investments that address the systemic 
        health and economic challenges in the areas of affordable housing, 
        economic opportunity and inclusion, behavioral health, climate and 
        mobility, arts and culture and early childhood.

        0504    Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the 
        amount of Forty Million Dollars ($40,000,000.00) in the form of a grant, 
        awarded by the United States Department of the Treasury to be 
        administered by the City of Boston’s Chief Financial Officer/Collector 
        Treasurer. This grant payment is made from the Coronavirus State and 
        Local Fiscal Recovery Fund (CLFRF) in the Treasury of the United States 
        established by Section 9901 of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 
        (ARPA). Pursuant to the requirements of ARPA, the grant payment would 
        fund provisions of government services to the extent of the reduction in 
        revenue of such State, territory, or Tribal government due to the COVID 19 
        public health emergency relative to revenues collected in the most recent 
        full fiscal year of the State, territory or Tribal government prior to the 
        emergency.
     

  5. MOTIONS, ORDERS AND RESOLUTIONS:

    0815    Councilor Lara and Coletta offered the following: Order for a hearing to 
        utilize American Rescue Act federal and state COVID recovery funds to 
        preserve affordable housing in East Boston.

        0816    Councilor Fernandes Anderson offered the following: Resolution 
        recognizing July 5th As Dia Di Kabuverdianus Na Boston aka "Boston 
        Cabo Verdean's Day".

        0817    Councilor Lara and Flynn offered the following: Resolution calling for 
        the announcement of a public health crisis related to traffic safety and 
        injuries and implementation of sound prevention policies.

        0818    Councilor Flynn offered the following: Resolution Recognizing June 27 
        As National PTSD Awareness Day

        0819    Councilor Louijeune offered the following: Resolution Recognizing July 
        1, 2022 as Somali Independence Day.
     

  6. PERSONNEL ORDERS:

    0820    Councilor Flynn for Councilor Worrell offered the following: Order for the 
        appointment of temporary employees Kurt Faustin, Dustin Gardner and 
        Dianna Vega in City Council, effective June 18, 2022.

        0821    Councilor Flynn for Councilor Worrell offered the following: Order for the 
        appointment of temporary employees Dustin Gardner in City Council, 
        effective June 25, 2022.

        0822    Councilor Flynn for Councilor Worrell offered the following: Order for the 
        appointment of temporary employee Dianna Vega in City Council, effective 
        June 25, 2022.

        0823    Councilor Flynn for Councilor Mejia offered the following: Order for the 
        appointment of temporary employee Gina Endres in City Council, effective 
        June 18, 2022.

        0824    Councilor Flynn for Councilor Mejia offered the following: Order for the 
        appointment of temporary employee Gina Endres in City Council, effective 
        June 25, 2022.

        0825    Councilor Flynn for Councilor Mejia offered the following: Order for the 
        appointment of temporary employee Asli Ercem in City Council, effective 
        June 18, 2022.

        0826    Councilor Flynn for Councilor Mejia offered the following: Order for the 
        appointment of temporary employee Asli Ercem in City Council, effective 
        June 25, 2022.

        0827    Councilor Flynn for Councilor Arroyo offered the following: Order for the 
        appointment of temporary employees Rayshon Irby and Skhashah Charles 
        in City Council, effective July 2, 2022.

        0828    Councilor Flynn for Councilor Louijeune offered the following: Order for 
        the appointment of temporary employee Hodan Hashi in City Council, 
        effective July2, 2022.

        0829    Councilor Flynn for Councilor Murphy offered the following: Order for the 
        appointment of temporary employee Albert Chen in City Council, effective 
        June 18, 2022.

        0830    Councilor Flynn for Councilor Murphy offered the following: Order for the 
        appointment of temporary employees Ryan Clark and Joseph Gaffney in 
        City Council, effective July 2, 2022.

  7. CONSENT AGENDA:

    0831    Councilor Mejia offered the following: Resolution recognizing Stephanie 
        Fredericks.

        0832    Councilor Mejia offered the following: Resolution recognizing Bannet 
        Steele.

        0833    Councilor Louijeune offered the following: Resolution recognizing April 
        Ricci.

        0834    Councilor Louijeune offered the following: Resolution in recognition of 
        Father Frantzy Petit Homme Manman Mari.

        0835    Councilor Flaherty and Flynn offered the following: Resolution 
        recognizing 20 people on their academic achievements during 
        unprecedented times as a member of the Condon Community Center's 
        ASPIRE Program".

        0836    Councilor Mejia offered the following: Resolution recognizing Lisa 
        Evans and Tim Smith We Grow Microgreens.

        0837    Councilor Mejia offered the following: Resolution recognizing Julian 
        Zapata.

        0838    Councilor Murphy offered the following: Resolution recognizing 31 
        students from Madison Park Technical Vocational High School.

        0839    Councilor Murphy offered the following: Resolution recognizing Patricia 
        Anne Morse.

        0840    Councilor Murphy offered the following: Resolution in memory of Ann 
        M. Kineavy.

        0841    Councilor Murphy offered the following: Resolution in memory of Helen 
        Danilecki.

        0842    Councilor Arroyo offered the following: Resolution recognizing the 
        Neighborhood Food Action Collaborative of Hyde Park and Ric Henry.

        0843    Councilor Arroyo offered the following: Resolution recognizing the 
        Belnel Family Neighborhood Association and Helena Tonge.

        0844    Councilor Arroyo offered the following: Resolution in memory of Carole 
        Brittan.

        0845    Councilor Flynn offered the following: Resolution congratulating Police 
        Superintendent James K Chin.

        0846    Councilor Breadon and Louijeune offered the following: Resolution 
        congratulating English for New Bostonians for their 20th anniversary.

        0847    Councilor Breadon and Louijeune offered the following: Resolution 
        congratulating Nefisa Siraj.

        0848    Councilor Flynn offered the following: Resolution congratulating the 
        American Legion Post no. 328

        0849    Councilor Flynn offered the following: Resolution celebrating 75th 
        anniversary of Paralyzed Veterans America.

        0850    Resolution recognizing Mrs. Alma Wright.

        0851    Councilor Breadon offered the following: Resolution in memory of Mary 
        Moran.
     

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