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City Council meeting

The City Council is holding a meeting on July 11 at 12 p.m.

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All meetings are open to the public. You can also watch meetings on Comcast channel 8, RCN channel 82, Verizon channel 1964, and online at

Boston.gov. PLEASE NOTE
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The schedule for meetings is subject to change at the call of the City Council president.

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Discussion Topics

APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES: COMMUNICATIONS FROM HIS HONOR, THE MAYOR:

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1075 Message and order for your approval an ordinance amending City of Boston Code, Ordinance, Chapter XXIV, Boston Jobs and Living Wage Ordinance.

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Filed in the Office of the City Clerk on July 6, 2018.

1076 Message and order approving the appropriation of Five Million Four Hundred Twenty Nine Thousand Three Hundred and Four Dollars ( 5,429,304.00)

for the purpose of paying for the costs associated with window replacement project at the John Marshall Elementary School (UP Academy). This includes the payment of all costs incidental or related thereto, and for which the City of Boston may be eligible for a grant from the Massachusetts School Building Authority ( MSBA ), said amount to be expended under the direction of the Public Facilities Department on behalf of the Boston Public Schools.
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1077 Message and order approving appropriations of Six Hundred Thousand Dollars ( 600,000.00) for the purpose of paying for the costs of a

feasibility study and schematic design work associated with projects at the following schools: Rafael Hernandez School boiler replacement, Patrick Lyndon School boiler replacement, Donald McKay K-8 School boiler replacement, James Otis School window replacement, Josiah Quincy Elementary School boiler replacement, Snowden International School at Copley- roof replacement and the John D. O'Bryant School of Mathematics and Science-window replacement. This includes the payment of all costs incidental or related thereto, and for which the City of Boston may be eligible for a grant from the Massachusetts School Building Authority ( MSBA ), said amount to be expended under the direction of the Public Facilities Department on behalf of the Boston Public Schools.
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1078 Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of Seventeen Million Two Hundred Twenty-Nine Thousand Four

Hundred Ninety-Eight Dollars ( 17,229,498.00) in the form of a grant for the Federal FY2018 Community Development Block Grant, awarded by the United States Department of Housing Urban Development to be administered by the Department of Neighborhood Development. The grant will fund Housing Preservation and Production, Homebuyer and Homeowner Assistance programs, Human Services, Fair Housing, Environmental Abatement program, Main Streets and Business Assistance programs.
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1079 Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of Five Million Eight Hundred Sixty-Three Thousand Six Hundred

Forty-Two Dollars ( 5,863,642.00) in the form of a grant for the FFY18 Home Investment Partnership Program (HOME) grant, awarded by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development to be administered by the Department of Neighborhood Development. The grant will fund development of affordable rental and homeownership housing units.
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1080 Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of Two Million Five Hundred Eighty-Eight Thousand Seven Hundred

Eighty-One Dollars ( 2,588,781.00) in the form of a grant for the FFY18 Housing Opportunities for Person with AIDS (HOPWA) grant, awarded by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development to be administered by the Neighborhood Development. The grant will fund Housing related services to persons with HIV/AIDS, primary to provide tenant-based rental assistance.
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1081 Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount Two Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars ( 250,000.00) in the form of

a grant from the Downtown Boston Business Improvement District (BID) Public/Private Safety Initiative, awarded by the Donor Group to be administered by the Police Department. The grant will fund the purchase and installation of video cameras and related equipment in the Downtown business area. The equipment will assist BPD with enhancing public safety and improving quality of life in the downtown area.
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1082 Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of One Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars ( 150,000.00) in the form

of a grant for the CanShare 2018/2019, awarded by the Donor Group to be administered by the Boston Center for Youth and Families. The grant will fund matching and support the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Healthy Incentives Program and the new Boston Double Up Food Buck pilot program, through donations for an amount not to exceed One Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars ( 150,000.00). This funding will enable beneficiaries of these programs to double their buying power at Boston Farmer's Markets and select neighborhood convenience stores, providing greater access to fresh foods.
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1083 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 Efficiency and Regionalization grant, awarded by the MA Department of Revenue to be administered by the Office of Economic Development. The grant will fund the Greater Boston Regional Economic Compact Cities to hire a consultant who will develop an Action Plan of operational projects based on overlapping needs expressed in the municipalities' community master plans.
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1084 Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of Ninety Thousand Dollars ( 90,000.00) in the form of a grant

for the Community Gardens Grant, awarded by TD Bank to be administered by the Mayor's Office. The grant will fund the activation of community gardens and green spaces located in the City of Boston.
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1085 Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of Twenty-Five Thousand Dollars ( 25,000.00) in the form of a

grant for Phase ll of the Climate Ready Boston Initiative, awarded by the Barr Foundation to be administered by the Environment Department. The grant will fund a set of community-level resilience strategies recommended by the Boston Green Ribbon Commission to address climate risk.
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1086 Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of Thirteen Thousand Six Hundred Seven Dollars and Fifty Cents

( 13,607.50) in the form of a grant awarded by the Pipefitter s Association Local Union 537 to be administered by the Police Department. The grant will fund the installation of two (2) security cameras, one on Enterprise Street and one on Clapp Street.
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1087 Message and order to declare surplus City-owned former Public Works Department parcels of vacant land and the transfer of the care, custody,

management and control of said property to the Public Facilities Commission. The land located at: 400 Frontage Road in South Boston being Ward 08 Parcel 01024040, 200 Frontage Road in South Boston being Ward 08, Parcel 01024035 and Frontage Road in South Boston being Ward 08 and Parcels 01024036, 01024107 and 01024037. REPORTS OF PUBLIC OFFICERS AND OTHERS:
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1088 Notice was received from the Mayor of the appointment of Kara Elliott-Ortega as Interim Arts Commissioner of the Office of Arts Culture,

effective July 1, 2018.
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1089 Communication was received from Gayle Willett, Assessing Commissioner, of the appointment of Julie Castor as an Assistant Assessor.

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1090 The Constable Bonds of Baraa Mohamed, Charles MBA and Carmen Rivera having been duly approved by the Collector-Treasurer, were received. REPORTS

OF COMMITTEES:
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0713 The Committee on Arts, Culture and Special Events, to which was referred on May 9, 2018 Docket 0713, message an order authorizing the Office of

Arts and Culture to accept and expend a grant from the Boston Redevelopment Authority. The Grant of Three Hundred Thirty Two Thousand Three Hundred Thirty Dollars ( 332,330.00), will fund Boston Artists in Residence programming throughout the City, submits a report recommending the order ought to pass.
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0714 The Committee on Arts, Culture and Special Events, to which was referred on May 9, 2018 Docket 0714, message an order authorizing the Office of

Arts and Culture to accept and expend a grant from the Boston Redevelopment Authority. The grant of Two Hundred Thirty Five Thousand Eleven Dollars ( 235,011.00), will fund the Boston Cultural Council grants to individual artists, submits a report recommending the order ought to pass.
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0715 The Committee on Arts, Culture and Special Events, to which was referred on May 9, 2018 Docket 0715, message an order authorizing the Office of

Arts and Culture to accept and expend a grant from the Boston Redevelopment Authority. The grant of One Hundred Twenty Three Thousand Eleven Dollars ( 123,011.00), will fund the Boston Artist Resource Manager as a single point of contact for creative people seeking information about issues that include permitting, licensing, affordable housing and financial literacy, submits a report recommending the order ought to pass. MATTERS RECENTLY HEARD-FOR POSSIBLE ACTION:
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0240 Order for a hearing to explore the possibility of allowing non-U.S. Citizens to vote in municipal elections and to examine other inclusive

practices. MOTIONS, ORDERS AND RESOLUTIONS:
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1091 Councilor Baker offered the following: Resolution designating a Hero Square at Edison Green Street and Pond Street in Honor of 2nd Lieutenant

Warren Francis Ames.
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1092 Councilor Baker offered the following: Resolution designating Hero Square at the intersection of Bellevue Street and Kane Street in honor of

Sergeant Victor Gemelli.
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1093 Councilor Ciommo offered the following: Resolution designating a Hero Square at Royce Road and Commonwealth Avenue in Honor of Private First

Class John MacDonald.
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1094 Councilors Edwards and Flynn offered the following: Ordinance regarding repayment of back taxes.

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1095 Councilors Zakim and Pressley offered the following: Order to Adopt a Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation Policy for City Council

Employees.
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1096 Councilor Wu offered the following: Order for a Hearing Regarding Local Wetlands Protection Legislation.

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1097 Councilor Pressley offered the following: Resolution Endorsing Parenting Journey's Parent Bill of Rights.

1098 Councilor Pressley offered the following: Resolution Urging Passage of S.2260 An Act Negating Archaic Statutes Targeting Young Women.

1099 Councilors Pressley and Essaibi-George offered the following: Resolution Urging Passage of S.257 H.2796 An Act For Providing Immediate Child

Care Assistance To Homeless Families.
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1100 Councilor Flaherty offered the following: Order for a hearing regarding the retirement age of Boston Police Officers.

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1101 Councilor Campbell offered the following: Order for a hearing to review the Boston police department's body-worn camera pilot program final

study results. PERSONNEL ORDERS:
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1102 Councilor Campbell for Councilor Edwards offered the following: Order for the appointment of temporary employees Ricardo Patron and Michael

Bonetti in City Council. GREEN SHEETS:
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Legislative Calendar for July 11, 2018. CONSENT AGENDA:

1103 Councilor Ciommo offered the following: Resolution in memory of Mildred Kunerth.

1104 Councilor Pressley offered the following: Resolution congratulating Sister Virginia Muhammad.

1105 Councilor Ciommo offered the following: Resolution congratulating Thomas Connolly.

1106 Councilor Essaibi-George offered the following: Resolution recognizing Ines Brito.

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1107 Councilor Ciommo offered the following: Resolution in memory of Walter J. Oates, Jr.

1108 Councilor Flynn offered the following: Resolution congratulating Capital One.

1109 Councilor Edwards offered the following: Resolution recognizing Dan Bailey.

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1110 Councilor Edwards offered the following: Resolution recognizing the Jendriel Collision Center.

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1111 Councilor Edwards offered the following: Resolution recognizing Detective Rosalva Medina.

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1112 Councilor Edwards offered the following: Resolution recognizing Alexander Farias.

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1113 Councilor Edwards offered the following: Resolution recognizing Boston Police Department District A7.

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1114 Councilor Edwards offered the following: Resolution recognizing Magdalena Ayed.

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1115 Councilor Edwards offered the following: Resolution recognizing the Jassour Moroccan Association Board.

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1116 Councilor Edwards offered the following: Resolution recognizing Doris Hung.

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1117 Councilors Flynn and Flaherty offered the following: Resolution in memory of Richard L. Miller.

1118 Councilor Flynn, Flaherty, Essaibi-George, Pressley and Wu offered the following: Resolution recognizing Garrick Durst.

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1119 Councilor Flynn, Flaherty, Essaibi-George, Pressley and Wu offered the following; Resolution recognizing Chinatown Main Streets.

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1120 Councilor Flynn, Flaherty, Essaibi-George, Pressley and Wu offered the following; Resolution recognizing C-Mart Supermarket.

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1121 Councilor Flynn offered the following: Resolution recognizing Isabel Moreta.

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1122 Councilor Flynn offered the following: Resolution recognizing All Retired Chinese American Law Enforcement Agents.

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1123 Councilors Flynn, Campbell, Flaherty, Pressley, Essaibi George, Wu offered the following: Resolution recognizing The Sailors Aboard the USS

Ramage for the historic visit to Boston during the July 4th National Holiday.
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1124 Councilors Flynn, Campbell, Essaibi-George, Wu, Pressley offered the following: Resolution recognizing Capital One.

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1125 Councilor Flynn, Campbell, Flaherty, Wu, Essaibi George, Pressley offered the following: Resolution recognizing Librarian Frances Francie quot;

Francis.
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1126 Councilor Ciommo offered the following: Resolution in memory of Ann Theresa Cavaliere.

1127 Councilor Ciommo offered the following: Resolution recognizing Coreanos Allston.

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1128 Councilor Ciommo offered the following: Resolution recognizing Matthew Woellert.

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1129 Councilor Ciommo offered the following: Resolution in memory of Mildred Buckley.

1130 Councilor Ciommo offered the following: Resolution congratulating Millie McLaughlin.

1131 Councilor McCarthy offered the following: Resolution congratulating Barbara Hamilton.

1132 Councilors Essaibi-George and Janey offered the following: Resolution recognizing Tabitha Goggins.

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1133 Councilor Pressley offered the following: Resolution recognizing Jennifer DuBose.

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1134 Councilor Edwards offered the following: Resolution in memory of Commander Robert L. Gillen USN (Ret.).

1135 Councilor Edwards offered the following: Resolution in memory of Lucy Fiandaca.

1136 Councilor Flynn offered the following: Resolution recognizing Roza Lyons Rob Fitzharris.

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1137 Councilor Flynn offered the following: Resolution congratulating Raymond Choi.

1138 Councilor Flynn offered the following: Resolution recognizing Yi Jia International.

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1139 Councilor Flynn offered the following: Resolution congratulating Boston Unity Cup.

1140 Councilor Pressley offered the following: Resolution recognizing Imari Paris Jeffries.

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1141 Councilor O'Malley offered the following: Resolution congratulating Jen Ryan Hickes.

1142 Councilor O'Malley offered the following: Recognizing Rose Pappas.

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July 11, 2018

12:00pm

Christopher A. Iannella Chamber

1 City Hall Square

Fifth Floor

Boston, MA 02201

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