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City Council meeting

The City Council is holding a meeting on July 13 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. Agenda

    ROLL CALL

    APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES

    COMMUNICATIONS FROM HER HONOR, THE MAYOR:

    0861 Message disapproving an Ordinance Amending City of Boston Code, Ordinances, Chapter XV, Section X and Establishing the Boston Fair Chance Act (Docket #0259), passed by the City Council on June 29, 2022. Recommending that the City Council pass a new draft based on Docket #0259 with some technical revisions.

    0862 Message and order for your approval an Order to reduce the FY22 appropriation for the Reserve for Collective Bargaining by One Hundred Forty-Five Thousand One Hundred Fifteen Dollars ($145,115.00) to provide funding for the Boston Police Department for the FY22 increases contained within the collective bargaining agreements between the City of Boston and the Boston Police School Traffic Supervisors Association, Inc. (BPSTSA).

    0863 Message and order for a supplemental appropriation Order for the Boston Police Department for FY22 in the amount of One Hundred Forty-Five Thousand One Hundred Fifteen Dollars ($145,115.00) to cover the FY22 cost contained within the collective bargaining agreements between the City of Boston and the Boston Police School Traffic Supervisors Association, Inc. (BPSTSA). The terms of the contracts are September 1, 2020 through August 31, 2023. The major provisions of the contract includes base wage increases of 2%, 1.5% and 2%, to be given in September of each fiscal year of the contract term.

    Filed in the Office of the City Clerk on July 11, 2022.

    0864 Message and order for your approval an Order to reduce the FY23 appropriation for the Reserve for Collective Bargaining by One Hundred Eight Thousand One Hundred Fifty-Eight Dollars ($108,158.00) to provide funding for the Property Management Department for the FY23 increases contained within the collective bargaining agreement between the City of Boston and the Municipal Police Patrolmen's Association (MPPA).

    0865 Message and order for a supplemental appropriation Order for the Property Management Department for FY23 in the amount of One Hundred Eight Thousand One Hundred Fifty-Eight Dollars ($108,158.00) to cover the FY23 cost contained within the collective bargaining agreements between the City of Boston and the Municipal Police Patrolmen's Association (MPPA). The terms of the contract include base wage increases of 2%, 1.5% and 2%, to be given in October of each Fiscal year of the contract term.

    Filed in the Office of the City Clerk on July 11, 2022.

    0866 Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of Seventy Five Thousand Dollars ($75,000.00) in the form of a grant for the FY23 Local Consumer Program, awarded by the MA Attorney General to be administered by Consumer Affairs and Licensing. The grant will fund staff cost and operational expenses.

    0867 Message and order authorizing the City of Boston Transportation Department ( the "Department") to accept and expend the donation of advertising space from the Dorchester Reporter valued at Eleven Thousand Dollars ($11,000.00). The advertising space is being donated to the Department to advertise three open streets events being sponsored by the City of Boston: Centre Street on July 10th, Blue Hill Avenue on August 6th and Dorchester Avenue on September 24th.

    REPORTS OF PUBLIC OFFICERS AND OTHERS:

    0868 Communication was received from the Mayor's Office of Housing regarding the Short-Term Rentals 2022 Report to the Boston City Council.

    0869 Notice was received from Mayor of the appointment of Paul F. Burke as the Commissioner of the Boston Fire Department effective July 1, 2022.

    0870 Notice was received from the Mayor of the appointment of Kaitlin Passafaro as a member of the Boston Compensation Advisory Board for a term expiring June 30, 2027.

    0871 Notice was received from the Mayor of the appointment of Celina
    Barrios-Millner as a member of the Boston Compensation Advisory Board for a term expiring June 30, 2027.

    0872 Notice was received from the Mayor of the reappointment of John Tobin as a member of the Boston Compensation Advisory Board for a term expiring June 30, 2027.

    0873 Notice was received from the Mayor of the appointment of Geoffrey Why as a member of the Boston Compensation Advisory Board for a term expiring June 30, 2027.

    0874 Notice was received from the Mayor of the appointment of Kenzie Bok as a member to the Residency Compliance Commission for a term expiring January 3, 2026.

    0875 Notice was received from the Mayor of the appointment of Ross McDonagh as a member to the Residency Compliance Commission for a term expiring January 3, 2026.

    0876 Notice was received from the Mayor of the appointment of Dr. Aisha E. Miller as a member to the Residency Compliance Commission for a term expiring January 3, 2026.

    0877 The Constable Bonds of Cleveland Burton, Charles Clemons, Marvin Minor, Eligia McKenna, Mohamoud Mohamoud, John Connor, Iris Fiqueroa, Jason Grant, Regina Hanson, Joshua Handley, Paul Nally and Jaclyn Pacitti, has been duly approved by the Collector-Treasurer were received.

    MATTERS RECENTLY HEARD-FOR POSSIBLE ACTION:

    0618 Resolution calling for an end to the U.S. embargo against Cuba and opening up of new travel and collaborative cultural, medical and academic opportunities between the two countries.

    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.
    0855 Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of SEVENTEEN MILLION AND SEVEN HUNDRED
    THOUSAND Dollars ($17,700,000.00) 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. Pursuant to the requirements of ARPA, the grant will fund COVID-19 response and recovery efforts.

    MOTIONS, ORDERS AND RESOLUTIONS:

    0878 Councilor Mejia offered the following: Resolution recognizing the 30 Year Anniversary of the International Day for Women of African descent on July 25, 2022 in the City of Boston.

    0879 Councilor Mejia offered the following: Resolution recognizing August 14, 2022 as Dominican Cultural Day in the City of Boston.

    0880 Councilor Arroyo offered the following: Order for a hearing to discuss the Boston Regional Intelligence Center (BRIC) and Boston Police Department (BPD) response to the escalation of white supremacist groups in Boston.

    0881 Councilor Arroyo offered the following: Order for a hearing to discuss the results of the 2020 census and redistricting process for the City of Boston

    0882  Councilor Lara and Breadon offered the following: Order for a hearing to discuss Boston's plan to eradicate youth and young adult homelessness, receive updates on implementation and progress specific to LGBTQ+ youth

    0883 Councilor Lara and Arroyo offered the following: Order for a hearing to discuss the disproportionate criminalization of the LGBTQ+ community and their health and well-being while incarcerated

    0884 Councilor Lara and Mejia offered the following: Order for a hearing to discuss the academic performance and social-emotional well-being of LGBTQ+ students in Boston Public Schools

    0885 Councilor Louijeune offered the following: Order for a hearing to discuss an increase in racist incidents in Boston and the Human Rights Commission's role in tracking, reporting, and addressing discrimination and civil rights violations

    0886  Councilor Louijeune and Mejia offered the following: Order for a hearing to discuss regulation of limited service pregnancy centers and crisis pregnancy centers in the City of Boston

    0887 Councilor Louijeune offered the following: Order for a hearing regarding the state of anti-displacement as to Boston's Acquisition Opportunity Program

    0888 Councilor Murphy offered the following: Order for a hearing to ensure that all incidents of bullying and violence are properly reported to ensure a safe environment for all students and staff in the Boston Public Schools.

    0889 Councilor Breadon and Arroyo offered the following: Resolution condemning hateful vandalism targeting LGBTQ+ seniors and denouncing White supremacist activity in the City of Boston.

    0890 Councilor Louijeune and Flynn offered the following: Resolution in support of 32BJ SEIU'S Security Office Campaign.

    0891 Councilor Flynn and Fernandes Anderson offered the following: Resolution in support of an African American Veterans' U.S. Commemorative Stamp Series

    0892 Councilor Arroyo offered the following: Order requesting certain information under section 17F re: to the Boston Police Department's roster, unit assignments, complaints history, individual overtime records, and revenue sources

    PERSONNEL ORDERS:

    0893 Councilor Flynn for Councilor Fernandes Anderson offers the following: Order for the appointment of temporary employees Joshua McFadden, Aline Mercury, and David Silberg in the City Council, effective July 16, 2022.

    0894 Councilor Flynn for Councilor Fernandes Anderson offers the following: Order for the appointment of temporary employees Joshua McFadden, Aline Mercury, and David Silberg in City Council effective July 23, 2022.

    0895 Councilor Flynn for Councilor Mejia offers the following: Order for the appointment of temporary employee Ann C. DeGeorge in City Council, effective July 9, 2022.

    0896 Councilor Flynn offered the following: Order for the appointment of temporary employee Ron Cobb, Michelle L.Goldberg, Megan Kavanagh, Juan Lopez, Cora Montrond, Candace Morales, Christine O'Donnell, Shane Pac, Lorraine Schettino and Ashley Vassall in City Council.

    0897 Councilor Flynn for Councilor Coletta offered the following: Order for the appointment of temporary employee Elaine Donovan, Elvira Mora, Sebastian Parra, Elizabeth Sanchez and Eva Scapicchio in City Council, effective July 16, 2022.

    0898 Councilor Flynn for Councilor Mejia offered the following: Order for the appointment of temporary employee Sarah Lawton in City Council, effective July 30, 2022.

    0899 Councilor Flynn for Councilor Murphy offered the following: Order for the appointment of temporary employee Shawna O'Hara in City Council, effective July 23, 2022.

    GREEN SHEETS:

    13/22 Legislative calendar for July 13, 2022.

    CONSENT AGENDA:

    0900
    Councilor Breadon offered the following: Resolution congratulating the Allston Civic Association.

    0901
    Councilor Murphy offered the following: Resolution recognizing Casey Gaffney.

    0902
    Councilor Murphy offered the following: Resolution recognizing the 2022 Commonwealth Heroines.

    0903
    Councilor Flynn offered the following: Resolution recognizing Castle Square Tenants Association.

    0904
    Councilor Mejia offered the following: Resolution in recognizing Semana Cultural y Festival Dominicano de Boston.

    0905
    Councilor Mejia offered the following: Resolution in recognizing Encuentro Diaspora Afro.

    0906
    Councilor Murphy and Lara offered the following: Resolution recognizing George's Shoe.

    0907
    Councilor Arroyo offered the following: Resolution in memory of Ann Kineavy

    0908
    Councilor Arroyo offered the following: Resolution in memory of Mary Moran

    0909
    Councilor Arroyo offered the following: Resolution in memory of Deena Smitherman

    0910
    Councilor Lara offered the following: Resolution recognizing Scope HQ

    0911
    Councilor Breadon offered the following: Resolution in memory of Boston City Councilor Brian J. Honan in Commemoration of the 20th Anniversary of his passing on July 30, 2002.

    0912
    Resolution congratulating Alex Geourntas.

    0913
    Councilor Coletta offered the following: Resolution in tribute for Antonio Tizzano.

    0914
    Councilor Breadon offered the following: Resolution in memory of Margie McGregor.

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