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Community Development Department

CITY OF CAMBRIDGE CITY COUNCIL

AGENDA MARCH 4, 2019 Regular Meeting Sullivan Chamber 5:30 PM Cambridge City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139 HEARING SCHEDULE Monday, March 4, 2019 5:30 PM Regular City Council Meeting (Sullivan Chamber) continue discussions on the Affordable Housing Overlay District. THIS HEARING WILL BE TELEVISED (Sullivan Chamber) Wednesday, March 6, 2019 1:00 PM The Transportation and Public Utilities Committee will conduct a public hearing to discuss how Transit Benefits Ordinance are used in other cities to further sustainable
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transportation goals, and whether Cambridge could

No additional detail provided

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benefit from implementing a Transit Benefit Ordinance.

(Sullivan Chamber) Monday, March 11, 2019 5:30 PM Regular City Council Meeting MEETING CANCELLED (Sullivan Chamber) Wednesday, March 13, 2019 3:00 PM The Public Safety Committee will conduct a public hearing to discuss under what circumstance the City of Cambridge might be interested in submitting a home
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rule petition to allow the City Council or another branch

of Municipal Government to define, if, where and how public consumption of cannabis might be allowed in Cambridge. (Sullivan Chamber) Wednesday, March 13, 2019 5:30 PM Roundtable/ Working Meeting between the City Council and School Committee to conduct a preliminary

Tagged Passions:council and education

discussion on the Cambridge Public School

Departmental Budget for FY20 THIS MEETING WILL BE TELEVISED (Sullivan Chamber) CITY COUNCIL MEETING OF MARCH 4, 2019 Monday, March 18, 2019 5:30 PM Regular City Council Meeting (Sullivan Chamber) Tuesday, March 19, 2019 2:00 PM The Ordinance Committee will conduct a public hearing to continue discussion on a petition filed by the City Council to amend the Zoning Ordinance of the City of Cambridge in section 4.22 to allow for a special permit for the alteration of a single, two-family or accessory
Tagged Passions:ordinance, budget, zoning, hearing, and education

structure in existence as of January 2019 to provide one

accessory apartment, if appropriate conditions are met. (Sullivan Chamber) Wednesday, March 20, 2019 4:00 PM The Public Safety Committee will conduct a public hearing to discuss the implications of identity theft and cybercrime on local residents and businesses to include Cambridge Police Departmental responses to these events and possible proactive measures to help people protect against such crimes. (Ackermann Room) Wednesday, March 20, 2019 5:00 PM The Housing Committee will conduct a public hearing
Tagged Passions:business, public safety, events, hearing, crime, and housing

to continue discussions on the Affordable Housing

Overlay District. THIS HEARING WILL BE TELEVISED (Sullivan Chamber) Monday, March 25, 2019 5:30 PM Regular City Council Meeting (Sullivan Chamber) Tuesday, March 26, 2019 1:00 PM The Neighborhood and Long Term Planning Facilities, Arts and Celebration Committee will conduct a public hearing to discuss Cambridge s Memorial Tree Program
Tagged Passions:planning, arts, program, trees, hearing, housing, and neighborhood

and ways to revitalize the program in order to increase

participation citywide. (Sullivan Chamber) Tuesday, March 26, 2019 10:00 AM The Government Operations, Rules and Claims

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Committee will conduct a public hearing to discuss a

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proposed change to City Council Rule 39 entitled

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Rules of Travel to be amended to be entitled Rules of

Travel and Other Council related expenditures . (Sophie Room) CITY COUNCIL MEETING OF MARCH 4, 2019 Wednesday, March 27, 2019 3:00 PM The Ordinance Committee will conduct a public hearing to discuss a zoning petition filed by Melissa and Christopher Grippo et al to amend the Zoning Ordinance by adding at the end of section 5.30.11 a sentence that
Tagged Passions:ordinance, travel, zoning, and hearing

reads; not with standing the foregoing, in Industry B

District, a hotel use (Section 4.31.2) shall be governed by the second number (4.0) for purposes of determining the maximum ratio of floor area to lot area. THIS HEARING WILL BE TELEVISED (Sullivan Chamber) Thursday, March 28, 2019 5:00 PM The Housing Committee will conduct a public hearing

Tagged Passions:hotel, hearing, and housing

to continue discussions on the Affordable Housing

Overlay District. (Sullivan Chamber) Monday, April 1, 2019 5:30 PM Regular City Council Meeting (Sullivan Chamber) Wednesday, April 3, 2019 5:30 PM The Ordinance Committee will conduct a public hearing
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to discuss the zoning petition filed by Stephen R. Karp,

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Trustee of Cambridge Side Galleria Trust to add a new

Section 13.100 to Article 13 and amend the zoning map to add a new PUD-8 District Overlay. THIS HEARING WILL BE TELEVISED (Sullivan Chamber) Monday, April 8, 2019 5:30 PM Regular City Council Meeting (Sullivan Chamber) Monday, April 22, 2019 5:30 PM Regular City Council Meeting Budget Submission (Sullivan Chamber) Monday, April 29, 2019 5:30 PM Regular City Council Meeting (Sullivan Chamber) Wednesday, May 1, 2019 9:00 AM Finance Committee hearing to discuss proposed FY20 City Budget THIS HEARING WILL BE TELEVISED (Sullivan Chamber) Monday, May 6, 2019 5:30 PM Regular City Council Meeting (Sullivan Chamber) CITY COUNCIL MEETING OF MARCH 4, 2019 Tuesday, May 7, 2019 9:00 AM Finance Committee hearing to discuss proposed FY20 City Budget THIS HEARING WILL BE TELEVISED (Sullivan Chamber) Department Budget THIS HEARING WILL BE TELEVISED (Sullivan Chamber) Thursday, May 9, 2019 9:00 AM Finance Committee hearing to discuss proposed FY20 City Budget (If Necessary) THIS HEARING WILL BE TELEVISED (Sullivan Chamber) Monday, May 13, 2019 5:30 PM Regular City Council Meeting (Sullivan Chamber) Monday, May 20, 2019 5:30 PM Regular City Council Meeting Budget Adoption (Sullivan Chamber) Monday, June 3, 2019 5:30 PM Regular City Council Meeting (Sullivan Chamber) Monday, June 10, 2019 5:30 PM Regular City Council Meeting (Sullivan Chamber) Monday, June 17, 2019 5:30 PM Regular City Council Meeting (Sullivan Chamber) Monday, June 24, 2019 5:30 PM Regular City Council Meeting (Sullivan Chamber) Monday, July 29, 2019 5:30 PM Special City Council Meeting (Sullivan Chamber) CITY COUNCIL MEETING OF MARCH 4, 2019
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I.
CITY MANAGER'S AGENDA

1. Transmitting Communication from Louis A. DePasquale, City Manager, relative to the appropriation of the FY2019 Cultural Investment Portfolio Program Grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council in the amount of 9,000 to the Grant Fund Historical Commission Salaries and Wages account ( 7,000),

Tagged Passions:grant, funding, council, boards and commissions, historical, program, communications, investment, administrator, manager, and Communications

and Travel and Training account ( 2,000) which will be used to continue to support part-time archives

assistants, who maintain the public archive of Cambridge history, as well as the increasing costs of memberships.

Tagged Passions:travel, training, and history

CMA 2019 39

2. Transmitting Communication from Louis A. DePasquale, City Manager, relative to the appropriation of a grant from the Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI) through the City of Boston s Office of Emergency Management for 105,555.55 to the Grant Fund Fire Department Other Ordinary

Tagged Passions:grant, funding, fire departments and districts, security, emergency, communications, administrator, manager, and Communications

Maintenance account to be used for dive team and marine unit equipment.

CMA 2019 40 3. Transmitting Communication from Louis A. DePasquale, City Manager, relative to the appropriation of the 2018 Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG) from the Federal Emergency

Tagged Passions:grant, funding, equipment, performance, emergency, communications, administrator, manager, and Communications

Management Agency (FEMA) in the amount of 32,188 to the Grant Fund Fire Other Ordinary

Maintenance account which will be used to purchase nine third rail testers which determine if the third

Tagged Passions:grant, transportation, purchasing, and FEMA

rail electrical power on the MBTA red line tracks is energized prior to first responders entering the area

during an emergency. CMA 2019 41 4. Transmitting Communication from Louis A. DePasquale, City Manager, relative to the appropriation of 170,040 from Free Cash to the General Fund Fire Department Other Ordinary Maintenance account to cover the cost of equipment and medical and psychological screening of 13 new firefighters. CMA 2019 42 5. Transmitting Communication from Louis A. DePasquale, City Manager, relative to the appropriation of 63,000 from Free Cash to the General Fund Fire Department Extraordinary Expenditures for bunker gear replacement. CMA 2019 43 6. Transmitting Communication from Louis A. DePasquale, City Manager, relative to the appropriation of 39,340 from Free Cash to the General Fund Fire Extraordinary Expenditures account which will fund the purchase of defibrillators in city buildings. CMA 2019 44 7. Transmitting Communication from Louis A. DePasquale, City Manager, relative to the appropriation of the FY19 Local Cultural Council grant made by the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) to the Arts
Tagged Passions:grant, funding, equipment, council, arts, fire departments and districts, Public Transit, transportation, emergency, purchasing, communications, administrator, manager, and Communications

Council in the amount of 23,600 to the Grant Fund Public Celebrations (Arts Council) Other Ordinary

Maintenance account that will be used to support the Arts Council s Cambridge Arts Grant Program through which financial grants are made to individual artists, and local arts organizations to support
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their work and connect it in positive ways to residents and visitors to the city.

CMA 2019 45 CITY COUNCIL MEETING OF MARCH 4, 2019

8.
A communication transmitted from Louis A. DePasquale, City Manager, relative to the appointment of

the following person as a member of the Public Art Commission for a term of three years, effective CMA 2019 46 9. Transmitting Communication from Louis A. DePasquale, City Manager, relative to the appropriation of

Tagged Passions:funding, boards and commissions, appointments, arts, communications, administrator, manager, and Communications

an Innovation and Learning Grant made by the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) as part of their

FY19 UP Initiative to the Arts Council in the amount of 3,000 to the Grant Fund Public Celebrations

Tagged Passions:grant, council, and arts

(Arts Council) Other Ordinary Maintenance account which will be used to participate in a statewide

Innovation Learning Network as part of the Universal Participation program based at the Massachusetts Cultural Council. CMA 2019 47

Tagged Passions:council, arts, and program

10.
A communication transmitted from Louis A. DePasquale, City Manager, relative to a recommendation

from the Planning Board to adopt following further staff review and improvements to the petition language, the City Council Zoning Petition to Amend Section 4.22 Accessory Apartments. CMA 2019 48

Tagged Passions:planning, council, zoning, communications, administrator, manager, and Communications

11.
A communication transmitted from Louis A. DePasquale, City Manager, relative to a recommendation

from the Planning Board to not adopt the Petition to rezone the parcel at 234 Monsignor O'Brien Highway from Residential C-1 to Business A. CMA 2019 49

Tagged Passions:planning, business, zoning, communications, property, administrator, manager, and Communications

12.
A communication transmitted from Louis A. DePasquale, City Manager, relative to a recommendation

from the Planning Board to not adopt the Stormwater Separation from Flat Roofs Zoning Petition. CMA 2019 50

Tagged Passions:planning, zoning, communications, administrator, manager, Communications, and stormwater

13.
A communication transmitted from Louis A. DePasquale, City Manager, relative to the City of

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Cambridge has retained its noteworthy distinction of being one of approximately 33 municipalities in

the United States with AAA ratings from each of the nation s three major credit rating agencies. CMA 2019 51 CITY COUNCIL MEETING OF MARCH 4, 2019

II.
CALENDAR

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

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1.
A communication transmitted from Louis A. DePasquale, City Manager, relative to proposed

No additional detail provided

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amendments to the following ordinance: and proposed amendments to Chapter 14.04 of the

Cambridge Municipal Code (the Fair Housing Ordinance). Fair Housing (passed to a 2nd reading) AWAITING HOME RULE LEGISLATION-BEFORE PROPOSAL CAN BE ORDAINED CMA 2018 234
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2.
A communication transmitted from Louis A. DePasquale, City Manager, relative to Awaiting

No additional detail provided

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Report Item Number 18-108, regarding a report on offering early voting in City Council and

School Committee Elections. PENDING RESPONSE FROM LEGISLATURE CMA 2018 286
Tagged Passions:council, voting, election, education, and voting rights

3.
An application was received from Citizens Bank, requesting permission for a 1 illuminated

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projecting sign and 7 awnings at the premises numbered 822 Somerville Avenue, approval has

been received from Inspectional Services, Department of Public Works, Community Development Department and no abutter response.

Tagged Passions:development, services, Public Works, Development, public works, and community development

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III.
APPLICATIONS AND PETITIONS

No additional detail provided

1.
An application was received from Blue Bottle Coffee, requesting permission for two projecting blade

signs, non-illuminated at the premises numbered 88 Ames Street approval has been received from Inspectional Services, Department of Public Works, Community Development Department and abutter.

Tagged Passions:streets, development, services, Public Works, Development, public works, and community development

APP 2019 12

No additional detail provided

2.
A constable bond was received from Ronald DiGiorgio for approval of the surety.

No additional detail provided

Tagged Passions:bond

APP 2019 13

No additional detail provided

3.
A constable bond was received from Burton Malkofsky for approval of the surety.

No additional detail provided

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APP 2019 14

No additional detail provided

4.
A petition was received from Cambridge Taxi Drivers Owners Association, regarding helping to support

the Cambridge Taxi Industry and improve transportation in the City of Cambridge.

Tagged Passions:transportation and ride sharing and hailing

APP 2019 15

No additional detail provided

5.
An application was received from Temple of Groom, requesting permission for refacing an existing

projecting sign at the premises numbered 908 Massachusetts Avenue approval has been received from Inspectional Services, Department of Public Works, Community Development Department and abutter.

Tagged Passions:development, services, Public Works, Development, public works, and community development

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IV.
COMMUNICATIONS

No additional detail provided

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1.
A communication was received from Robert J. La Tremouille, regarding a correction to the letter

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submitted at February 25, 2018 meeting on Destruction on Cambridge Common.

2.
A communication was received from Warren Behr, Secretary, Cambridge Democratic City Committee,

regarding the Municipal Broadband Resolution adopted by the Cambridge Democratic City Committee. CITY COUNCIL MEETING OF MARCH 4, 2019

Tagged Passions:communications, Internet Access, and Communications

V.
RESOLUTIONS

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1.
Congratulations to Dolores Huerta on receiving the Radcliffe Medal.

No additional detail provided

Vice Mayor Devereux, Councillor Simmons, Councillor Siddiqui, Councillor Mallon

RES 2019 68 2. Resolution on the death of Alice Allie Sarchioni. Councillor Toomey RES 2019 69

3.
Retirement of Ameedah Abuwi from 22-Cityview.

Mayor McGovern RES 2019 70

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4.
Retirement of Roxanne Davies from the Cambridge Housing Authority.

Mayor McGovern RES 2019 71

Tagged Passions:retirement, seniors, and housing

5.
Retirement of Carlos Edwards from the Cambridge s Housing Authority. Mayor McGovern

RES 2019 72 6. Resolution on the death of Nathanial A. Nate Rookard, Sr. Mayor McGovern RES 2019 73

Tagged Passions:retirement, seniors, and housing

7.
Retirement of Hussein Musa from the Department of Public Works.

Mayor McGovern RES 2019 74

Tagged Passions:retirement, seniors, Public Works, and public works

8.
Retirement of Albert Pedro, Jr. from the Department of Public Works.

Mayor McGovern RES 2019 75 CITY COUNCIL MEETING OF MARCH 4, 2019

Tagged Passions:retirement, seniors, Public Works, and public works

VI.
POLICY ORDER AND RESOLUTION LIST

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1.
That the Executive Assistant to the City Council confer with the Dedication Committee to consider a

No additional detail provided

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request from Vice Mayor Devereux for a plaque on a bench in Sacramento Field in honor of Mary Jo

Clark and her significant contributions to the Agassiz Neighborhood and the Cambridge community as a whole. Vice Mayor Devereux POR 2019 73
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2.
That the City Manager is requested to confer with the Traffic, Parking and Transportation Department,

Community Development Department, and Department of Public Works to provide data on speed and

Tagged Passions:development, transportation, Public Works, Development, public works, administrator, manager, traffic, community development, and parking

vehicle counts on Garden Street between Concord Avenue and Linnaean Street and identify potential

measures to improve its pedestrian and bicycle safety. Vice Mayor Devereux, Councillor Carlone POR 2019 74 3. City Council support of H.3118/SD.84, An Act to reduce traffic fatalities.

Tagged Passions:council, streets, Bicycles, Pedestrian, traffic, and bicycles

Vice Mayor Devereux, Councillor Zondervan, Councillor Carlone, Councillor Kelley

POR 2019 75

4.
That the City Manager is requested to confer with the Traffic, Parking, and Transportation Department

on how traffic safety concerns may be addressed on Madison Avenue. POR 2019 76

Tagged Passions:transportation, administrator, manager, traffic, and parking

5.
That the City Manager is requested to consult with the Department of Public Works, DivcoWest, and

Eversource to schedule a community engagement meeting as soon as possible to provide the residents and the abutters of Gore Street with an update on the construction timeline and the estimated construction completion. POR 2019 77 6. City Council feedback on MBTA Better Bus Project proposals.

Tagged Passions:construction, council, streets, Public Transit, Public Works, public works, administrator, and manager

Vice Mayor Devereux, Councillor Mallon, Councillor Carlone, Councillor Zondervan

POR 2019 78

7.
That the City Manager is requested to instruct the Assessor s Office to provide Up-To-Date Condo Conversion Data.

Councillor Siddiqui, Mayor McGovern POR 2019 79 8. City Council support of H1850: An act ensuring safe patient access to emergency care and H1346: An

Tagged Passions:council, emergency, administrator, and manager

act removing the liability cap for malpractice resulting in serious injury or death.

Councillor Mallon, Vice Mayor Devereux, Councillor Simmons, Councillor Siddiqui

POR 2019 80 CITY COUNCIL MEETING OF MARCH 4, 2019

VII.
COMMITTEE REPORTS

No additional detail provided

1.
A communication was received from Donna P. Lopez, City Clerk, transmitting a report from

Councillor Dennis J. Carlone and Councillor Craig A. Kelley, Co-Chairs of the Ordinance Committee, for a public hearing held on January 30, 2019 to discuss a petition filed by Joseph T. Maguire, Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. to amend the Zoning Ordinance by creating the Grand Junction Pathway Overlay District adjacent to the Grand Junction Railroad right-of-way between Binney and Cambridge Streets

Tagged Passions:ordinance, zoning, communications, hearing, and Communications

CRT 2019 15

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VIII.
COMMUNICATIONS AND REPORTS FROM OTHER CITY

OFFICERS

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1.
A communication was received from City Clerk Donna P. Lopez, transmitting a communication from

No additional detail provided

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Councillor Mallon, transmitting notes of the meeting on February 7, 2019 of the Mayor's Arts Task

Force.
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COF 2019 10

CITY COUNCIL MEETING OF MARCH 4, 2019 APPENDED INFORMATION

AWAITING REPORT LIST

16-26. Report on the possibility of the City Council implementing a zoning change, on the
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permitting of all new restaurants where a wood-fired oven is used as a significant

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method of food preparation. On a communication from Councillor Kelley requesting

that this matter be forwarded to the 2018-2019 Legislative Session. Councillor Carlone, Councillor Devereux, Councillor Kelley (O-5) from 4/4/2016
Tagged Passions:communications and Communications

16-42. Report on plans for the former Riverside Community Health Center on Western

Avenue, including transfer of ownership of the building to the City and the process for determining future usage. On a communication from Councillor Kelley requesting that this matter be forwarded to the 2018-2019 Legislative Session.
Tagged Passions:health, communications, and Communications

Vice Mayor McGovern (O-1) from 5/2/2016

No additional detail provided

16-83. Report on drafting possible legislation and other recommendations for interim actions

to identify and address the public health impacts of any commercial wood-fired

ovens. On a communication from Councillor Kelley requesting that this matter be

Tagged Passions:health, communications, commercial, and Communications

forwarded to the 2018-2019 Legislative Session.

Mayor Simmons (Calendar Item 4) from 10/31/2016

16-101. Report on the potential of building below market rental housing on City-owned parking lots along Bishop Allen Drive. On a communication from Councillor
Tagged Passions:market, communications, rental, Communications, housing, and parking

McGovern requesting that this matter be forwarded to the 2018-2019 Legislative

Session. Vice Mayor McGovern, Mayor Simmons (O-4) from 12/12/2016 16-108. Report on whether people displaced and qualify for Emergency Status who are using Section 8 in other cities or towns can retain their resident preference for the purpose of Inclusionary Housing. On a communication from Councillor Kelley requesting that this matter be forwarded to the 2018-2019 Legislative Session. Mayor Simmons, Councillor Toomey (O-4) from 12/19/2016 CITY COUNCIL MEETING OF MARCH 4, 2019 17-22. Report on the potential growth of next-generation wireless technology in the City, to include: the expected footprint of citywide coverage from just one company and what

Tagged Passions:emergency, Technology, technology, communications, Communications, wireless, Wireless, housing, and growth

market competition might produce; the integration of public and private infrastructure

No additional detail provided

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to support the network; what local standards the City might hope to maintain relative

to aesthetics and safety; and how this new technology fits into our Broadband access

plans. On a communication from Councillor Kelley requesting that this matter be

Tagged Passions:Technology, technology, communications, Internet Access, and Communications

forwarded to the 2018-2019 Legislative Session.

Councillor Cheung, Councillor Devereux, Councillor Kelley (O-14) from 2/27/2017

17-87. Report on a schedule for resubmitting a revised draft of the Outdoor Lighting

Ordinance that incorporates clearer wording and/or more clearly explains each section in less technical jargon and is more coherent in its entirety, with the goal of seeing
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such an Ordinance adopted by the end of this City Council term. On a

communication from Councillor Kelley and Councillor Devereux requesting that this matter be forwarded to the 2018-2019 Legislative Session. Councillor Carlone, Councillor Devereux (O-8) from 9/18/2017

Tagged Passions:ordinance, council, communications, and Communications

18-6. Report on information regarding electronic device usage by City-elected officials.

Councillor Toomey (O-7) from 1/22/2018

18-15. Report on any other relevant City Department to gain a sense of who is purchasing

buildings in Cambridge. Councillor Simmons (O-3) from 2/5/2018 18-21. Report on the feasibility of initiating a formal transit study and action plan of the Alewife area in response to unanimous concerns of the Envision Alewife Working Group.
Tagged Passions:purchasing

Vice Mayor Devereux, Councillor Kelley, Councillor Carlone, Councillor

Siddiqui (O-7) from 2/26/2018 18-37. Report on the possibility of accepting the City of Boston's invitation to join their intergenerational housing pilot program. Councillor Mallon, Councillor Siddiqui, Councillor Simmons, Councillor Toomey (O-1) from 3/26/2018

Tagged Passions:program and housing

18-38. Report on inventory of all City-owned vacant buildings and lots and the City's plans

for them, if any. Councillor Mallon, Councillor Simmons, Vice Mayor Devereux, Councillor Siddiqui (O-2) from 3/26/2018

18-44. Report on ensuring an additional commitment of 20 million from the City s budget is devoted over the next five years toward the City s efforts to preserve and create affordable housing units.

Councillor Simmons, Councillor Siddiqui (O-6) from 4/23/2018 CITY COUNCIL MEETING OF MARCH 4, 2019
Tagged Passions:budget and housing

18-53. Report on an updated schedule for resubmitting a revised draft of the Outdoor

Lighting Ordinance that incorporates suggestions from the Light Cambridge

Committee by June 11, 2018. Vice Mayor Devereux, Councillor Carlone (O-1) from 5/14/2018

Tagged Passions:ordinance

18-60. Report on a small business parking pilot that would allow temporary on-street

employee parking during typical daytime operating hours. Councillor Mallon, Councillor Siddiqui, Councillor Simmons (Calendar Item 1) from 5/14/2018
Tagged Passions:business, streets, small business, and parking

18-61. Report on commissioning a public art piece, statue, or memorial that would

commemorate the dedication of women in Cambridge to passing the Nineteenth Amendment. Councillor Mallon, Councillor Simmons, Vice Mayor Devereux, Councillor Siddiqui (O-5) from 6/4/2018

Tagged Passions:boards and commissions and arts

18-65. Report on working with the Mayor s Summer Youth Program and other appropriate City departments to organize a Town Hall Meeting for Cambridge youth.

Councillor Simmons, Councillor Mallon, Mayor McGovern (O-5) from 6/18/2018
Tagged Passions:program and youth

18-66. Report on establishing a Young Adult Civic Unity Committee to be modeled after the

Citizen Civic Unity Committee and to recruit applicants from all across the community and across all socio-economic backgrounds. Councillor Simmons (O-7) from 6/18/2018

18-68. Report on determining the permitting and legality issues of Peer-to-Peer Car Sharing

in the City of Cambridge. Councillor Kelley, Councillor Zondervan (O-11) from 6/18/2018 18-73. Report on establishing and implementing a dynamic new initiative that will seek to place Port residents (ages 18 and over) on paths to jobs with family-sustaining wages. Councillor Simmons (O-6) from 6/25/2018
Tagged Passions:jobs

18-83. Report on an action plan to work with the City s Community-Based Organizations to create a network of summertime evening programming to reduce the threat of

violence in the City s public spaces in 2019 and beyond. Councillor Simmons, Councillor Zondervan, Councillor Toomey, Councillor

Mallon (O-9) from 7/30/2018 18-85. Report on the feasibility of appointing an advisory committee to work through
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resiliency elements raised during the Envision process and through the Brown

petition. Councillor Toomey (O-13) from 7/30/2018 CITY COUNCIL MEETING OF MARCH 4, 2019 18-86. Report on the feasibility of adopting a policy of replacing any failed 4000K LED streetlights with warmer alternatives as opportunities arise, and offering shielding/filtering upon request from nearby residents whenever possible. Councillor Zondervan, Councillor Carlone, Councillor Kelley, Vice Mayor Devereux (O-14) from 7/30/2018 18-87. Report on the navigational editing capabilities of the City of Cambridge. Councillor Kelley, Councillor Zondervan, Councillor Mallon, Vice Mayor Devereux (O-16) from 7/30/2018 18-90. Report on the feasibility of establishing a crosswalk at the intersection of Soden Street and Western Avenue.

Tagged Passions:streets and policy

Councillor Simmons (Calendar Item 3) from 9/24/2018

18-91. Report on drafting a plan that shall allow the Mayor s Annual Harvard Senior Luncheon to be held regardless of the weather conditions.

No additional detail provided

Councillor Simmons, Councillor Siddiqui (Calendar Item 4) from 9/24/2018

18-93. Report on the sale of The Constellation Center's Parcel C in Kendall Square.
Tagged Passions:sale and property

Councillor Kelley, Councillor Toomey (Calendar Item 7) from 9/24/2018

18-94. Report on considering to work with consultants and other available resources to help incorporate data access and management concerns into discussions, permits and licenses for new mobility platforms.
Tagged Passions:services and license

Councillor Kelley (Calendar Item 8) from 9/24/2018

18-96. Report on how the City views internet-based platforms as opportunities for outreach

and communication and what sort of guidelines have been, or are being, developed to

No additional detail provided

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help everyone understand how the City s various departments do or do not utilize these communication resources and how any communications on these platforms are

managed so that the messaging and information is kept up-to-date.

Tagged Passions:communications and Communications

Councillor Kelley (Calendar Item 10) from 9/24/2018

18-100. Report on taking all possible immediate actions to preserve and restore Linear Park.

Councillor Zondervan, Vice Mayor Devereux, Councillor Siddiqui, Councillor Kelley (O-3) from 9/24/2018
Tagged Passions:parks

18-107. Report on prioritizing the Public Safety outreach measures in the FY20 budget.

Councillor Mallon, Mayor McGovern, Councillor Simmons (O-5) from 10/15/2018
Tagged Passions:budget and public safety

18-108. Report on offering early voting in City Council and School Committee Elections.

Tagged Passions:council, voting, election, education, and voting rights

Vice Mayor Devereux, Mayor McGovern, Councillor Siddiqui (O-1) from

10/29/2018 CITY COUNCIL MEETING OF MARCH 4, 2019

18-114. Report on opportunities and plans to increase signage or other communication efforts

to help ensure that all users of Brattle Street between Eliot and Mason Streets understand the cyclists may be using Brattle Street in the opposite direction of prevailing motor vehicle traffic. Councillor Kelley, Vice Mayor Devereux (O-14) from 10/29/2018 18-115. Report on the current status of the Surveillance Technology Ordinance and a date the

Tagged Passions:ordinance, streets, advertising, signage, Technology, technology, communications, Communications, surveillance, and traffic

City Council can expect an updated version of the proposed Ordinance.

Councillor Kelley, Councillor Carlone (O-16) from 10/29/2018

Tagged Passions:ordinance and council

18-119. Report on evaluating the existing capacity of fire stations in the Kendall Square area

and whether a new fire station is needed, and if so, determining the feasibility of locating a plot of land for this use. Councillor Mallon, Mayor McGovern, Councillor Toomey (O-2) from 11/5/2018 18-122. Report on the possibility of posting a no trucks sign on Hancock Street. Councillor Mallon, Councillor Siddiqui (O-3) from 11/19/2018
Tagged Passions:streets, fire departments and districts, and transportation

18-123. Report on ensuring funding for our municipal media services.

Councillor Mallon, Councillor Siddiqui, Vice Mayor Devereux, Mayor McGovern (O-9) from 11/19/2018
Tagged Passions:funding and services

18-127. Report on providing a timeline when the City Council can expect to receive the draft

zoning and public health regulations for urban farming.

Tagged Passions:health, regulation, council, agriculture, and zoning

Vice Mayor Devereux, Councillor Mallon, Councillor Zondervan (O-1) from

11/26/2018

18-129. Report on conducting a comprehensive, independent planning, and parking study of

No additional detail provided

Tagged Passions:planning and parking

the neighborhood and use of the First Street Garage within 6months.

Councillor Zondervan, Vice Mayor Devereux, Councillor Siddiqui, Councillor Carlone (Calendar Item 1) from 11/19/2018
Tagged Passions:streets and neighborhood

18-130. Report on working with the Chair of the Civic Unity Committee, the Director of the

Cambridge Library, the Director of 22-CityView, the Director of the Women s Commission, and any other appropriate City personnel to begin planning for a public

discussion in recognition of 100 Years of Women s Suffrage. Councillor Simmons, Councillor Siddiqui, Councillor Mallon, Vice Mayor Devereux (O-3) from 12/3/2018 18-132. Report on the negative traffic impact regarding the Davis Square Neighborhood Plan. Councillor Kelley, Vice Mayor Devereux (O-5) from 12/3/2018
Tagged Passions:planning, recognition, boards and commissions, personnel, suffrage, traffic, neighborhood, and library

18-133. Report on raising the fines for blocking both loading zones and bike lanes to a

Tagged Passions:Bicycles and bicycles

comparable rate to Boston for the 2020 fiscal year.

Councillor Mallon, Vice Mayor Devereux, Councillor Kelley (O-9) from

12/3/2018 CITY COUNCIL MEETING OF MARCH 4, 2019

18-134. Report on creating a more inclusive city website, including an Open Meeting Portal

No additional detail provided

registration form that does not require the use of gendered pronouns, salutations or

titles. Councillor Zondervan, Councillor Simmons, Councillor Mallon (O-11) from 12/3/2018
Tagged Passions:gender

18-136. Report back on submitting a proposal that candidates would agree to not accept

donations from person outside of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Councillor Toomey (O-15) from 12/3/2018
Tagged Passions:donation and Donation

18-137. Report on reviewing the FCC Regulations on Small Cell Technology.

Tagged Passions:regulation, cell tower, Cell tower, Technology, and technology

Vice Mayor Devereux (O-18) from 12/3/2018

No additional detail provided

18-138. Report on Improving Pedestrian Safety and all relevant traffic calming measures to

reduce speeding, implementing different paving surfaces, narrowing traffic lanes, installing pedestrian crossing placards affixed to the ground and adding raised intersections.
Tagged Passions:Pedestrian and traffic

Mayor McGovern, Vice Mayor Devereux, Councillor Zondervan (O-1) from

12/10/2018 18-139. Report on the possibility of planting a substantial-sized tree at the corner of Inman Street and Massachusetts Avenue, directly on the front lawn of City Hall.

Tagged Passions:streets and plant

Vice Mayor Devereux, Councillor Zondervan (O-2) from 12/10/2018

18-140. Table of Uses

Councillor Mallon, Councillor Simmons, Councillor Siddiqui (O-1) from 12/17/2018

18-141. Safe way to bring power across sidewalks

No additional detail provided

Tagged Passions:streets and Pedestrian

Councillor Kelley, Vice Mayor Devereux, Councillor Carlone, Councillor

Zondervan (O-2) from 12/17/2018 18-142. Targeting advertising efforts to education cyclists

Tagged Passions:advertising and education

Councillor Kelley, Vice Mayor Devereux, Councillor Toomey (O-3) from

12/17/2018

18-143. Business entity's beneficial ownership

Councillor Siddiqui, Mayor McGovern, Councillor Carlone, Councillor Zondervan (O-4) from 12/10/2018
Tagged Passions:business

18-144. Process for obtaining and analyzing Eviction data

Councillor Siddiqui, Councillor Mallon, Councillor Simmons, Councillor Carlone (O-6) from 12/17/2018 CITY COUNCIL MEETING OF MARCH 4, 2019 19-1. Report on the recently adopted regulations of the short-term rental revenue and the necessary steps to impose and access the revenue from the excise and community impact fees. Mayor McGovern (O-4) from 1/7/2019

Tagged Passions:regulation, rental, short-term rental, and housing

19-2. Report on allocating a percentage of hotel/motel tax revenue and adult use cannabis

tax revenue to the arts in the FY20 budget. Councillor Mallon, Mayor McGovern (O-5) from 1/7/2019

Tagged Passions:budget, taxes, arts, Taxes, and hotel

19-3. Report on establishing a Central Square Improvement Fund and allocate no less than

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of funds generated to the arts.

Councillor Mallon, Mayor McGovern (O-6) from 1/7/2019 19-4. Report on the City's 1 for arts ordinance, which projects have met the threshold and which have fallen short, and whether it can be adjusted to account for ensuring that all mediums and disciplines of art, including live performance art, receive funding. Councillor Mallon, Mayor McGovern, Councillor Simmons (O-7) from 1/7/2019 19-5. Report on how to provide public representation to the major project Selection Committees.

Tagged Passions:funding, ordinance, arts, performance, selection, and discipline

Vice Mayor Devereux, Councillor Zondervan, Councillor Carlone (O-14) from

1/7/2019

19-6. Report on outlining how a prolonged Federal Government shut-down may impact the

people of Cambridge.

Councillor Simmons, Councillor Mallon, Councillor Toomey, Councillor Siddiqui (O-1) from 1/14/2019

19-7. Report on Boston s Electric Vehicle Charging Station Home Rule Petition and propose similar language for the City Council to consider.

No additional detail provided

Tagged Passions:council, electric, and Electric Vehicles

Vice Mayor Devereux, Councillor Zondervan, Mayor McGovern, Councillor

Carlone (O-2) from 1/14/2019

19-9. Report on determining what facilities, parking changes, and other improvements to

the pavement conditions are possible to make Cambridge s stretch of Webster Avenue a Complete Street.
Tagged Passions:streets and parking

Vice Mayor Devereux, Mayor McGovern, Councillor Siddiqui (O-4) from

1/14/2019

19-10. Report on establishing a system of information-sharing and/ or alternative method for

No additional detail provided

making available that data which may be of beneficial use to the City in analyzing

displacement. Councillor Siddiqui, Councillor Simmons, Councillor Mallon, Councillor Carlone (O-6) from 1/14/2019 CITY COUNCIL MEETING OF MARCH 4, 2019 19-11. Report on the feasibility of eliminating the use of plastic water bottles at City and School events.
Tagged Passions:utility, Utility, events, water, and education

Vice Mayor Devereux, Mayor McGovern, Councillor Zondervan, Councillor

Mallon (O-4) from 1/28/2019 19-12. Report on the legality and constitutionality of the proposed Cambridge Publicly Financed Municipal Election Program and the Cambridge Municipal Election People s Pledge. Councillor Toomey, Councillor Kelley (O-8) from 1/28/2019

Tagged Passions:finance, voting, election, and program

19-13. Eversource Substation

Councillor Mallon, Mayor McGovern, Councillor Siddiqui, Councillor Toomey

(O-3) from 2/4/2019

19-14. Arts Organization and Funding Inventory Councillor Mallon, Mayor McGovern (O-4) from 2/4/2019 19-15. Bed Bug Assistance Program Councillor Kelley, Councillor Siddiqui, Councillor Zondervan (O-9) from 2/4/2019
Tagged Passions:funding, arts, and program

19-16. Super Sunday road race

Councillor Toomey (O-13) from 2/4/2019
Tagged Passions:streets

19-17. Airplane Noise Reduction Update

Tagged Passions:airport and noise

Vice Mayor Devereux, Councillor Kelley, Councillor Zondervan (Calendar Item

1) from 1/7/2019 19-18. Volpe Project Updates

Vice Mayor Devereux, Councillor Carlone, Councillor Zondervan (O-13) from

1/7/2019 19-19. Trash Bins and Tree Wells in the Port Councillor Simmons, Councillor Mallon, Councillor Siddiqui, Councillor Kelley

Tagged Passions:trees

(O-5) from 2/11/2019

19-20. Additional Funding For Affordable Housing

Councillor Simmons, Councillor Siddiqui, Councillor Mallon, Mayor McGovern
Tagged Passions:funding and housing

(O-6) from 2/11/2019

19-21. Requesting Evaluation of the City's Affordable Homeownership Programs Councillor Siddiqui, Councillor Simmons, Mayor McGovern, Councillor Toomey (O-3) from 2/25/2019 CITY COUNCIL MEETING OF MARCH 4, 2019
Tagged Passions:program

19-22. Acoustic music performance without a license

No additional detail provided

Tagged Passions:performance and license

Vice Mayor Devereux, Councillor Mallon, Mayor McGovern (O-5) from

2/25/2019 19-23. Allow Lodging Houses in Residential A1, A2, and B Zones Councillor Toomey, Councillor Simmons, Councillor Siddiqui, Mayor McGovern (O-7) from 2/25/2019 19-24. Mass Ave/Day Street Intersection

Tagged Passions:streets

Councillor Kelley, Vice Mayor Devereux, Councillor Toomey, Mayor McGovern

No additional detail provided

(O-8) from 2/25/2019

19-25. Limited Equity Condos Extraordinary Costs

Councillor Kelley, Councillor Simmons, Mayor McGovern, Councillor Toomey

(O-10) from 2/25/2019

19-26. Micro-Mobility Pilot Program Councillor Kelley, Councillor Carlone, Councillor Zondervan (O-11) from 2/25/2019
Tagged Passions:program

19-27. Update to Firehouse Improvements Allocation

Mayor McGovern, Councillor Mallon, Councillor Toomey (O-12) from 2/25/2019

19-28. Expediting the Zoning Process for the City's Retail Strategy Plan and Vacant

Storefront Initiat Councillor Siddiqui, Councillor Mallon, Councillor Zondervan, Councillor Carlone (O-13) from 2/25/2019 To the Honorable, the City Council: I am hereby requesting an appropriation of the FY2019 Cultural Investment Portfolio Program Grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council in the amount of 9,000 to the Grant Fund Historical
Tagged Passions:grant, funding, council, strategic, historical, zoning, program, investment, and commercial

Commission Salaries and Wages account ( 7,000), and Travel and Training account ( 2,000).

The grant will continue to support part-time archives assistants, who maintain the public archive of Cambridge history, as well as the increasing costs of memberships.

Tagged Passions:grant, boards and commissions, travel, training, and history

Very truly yours,

No additional detail provided

Louis A. DePasquale

City Manager

Tagged Passions:administrator and manager

LAD/mec

1.1 Packet Pg. 23 To the Honorable, the City Council:
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I
am hereby requesting the appropriation of a grant from the Urban Areas Security Initiative

No additional detail provided

Tagged Passions:grant, funding, and security

(UASI) through the City of Boston s Office of Emergency Management for 105,555.55 to the

Tagged Passions:emergency

Grant Fund Fire Department Other Ordinary Maintenance account.

This grant is for dive team and marine unit equipment. The department plans to purchase water rescue equipment such as cold water boat crew suits, personal flotation devices and additional

Tagged Passions:grant, equipment, utility, Utility, fire departments and districts, water, purchasing, and boating

sets of surface supplied diving equipment.

Tagged Passions:equipment

Very truly yours,

No additional detail provided

Louis A. DePasquale

City Manager

Tagged Passions:administrator and manager

LAD/mec

1.2 Packet Pg. 24 To the Honorable, the City Council:
Tagged Passions:council

I
am hereby requesting the appropriation of the 2018 Emergency Management Performance

Grant (EMPG) from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in the amount of

Tagged Passions:grant, funding, performance, emergency, and FEMA

32,188 to the Grant Fund Fire Other Ordinary Maintenance account.

This grant will be used to purchase nine third rail testers which determine if the third rail electrical power on the MBTA red line tracks is energized prior to first responders entering the
Tagged Passions:grant, Public Transit, transportation, and purchasing

area during an emergency. These will replace our present third rail testers that are nearing the

No additional detail provided

Tagged Passions:transportation and emergency

end of their useful life.

Additional purchases include a Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) bottle cart to efficiently store SCBA bottles adjacent to the air compressor at Fire Headquarters; twenty high visibility vests which will be used at planned and unplanned events; two bicycles and related
Tagged Passions:events, purchasing, commercial, Bicycles, and bicycles

equipment (carry bags, lights/siren) for our Emergency Medical Services Bicycle Team to

augment our present bicycles; two misting fans to cool first responders and the public at planned and unplanned events; and one vertical lift harness to extract patients during a technical rescue.
Tagged Passions:equipment, services, events, emergency, Bicycles, and bicycles

Very truly yours,

No additional detail provided

Louis A. DePasquale

City Manager

Tagged Passions:administrator and manager

LAD/mec

1.3 Packet Pg. 25 To the Honorable, the City Council: I am hereby requesting a supplemental appropriation of 170,040 from Free Cash to the General
Tagged Passions:funding and council

Fund Fire Department Other Ordinary Maintenance account to cover the cost of equipment and

medical and psychological screening of 13 new firefighters. This appropriation has not been included as part of the budget process in the past as the funding is determined mid-year based on the Fire Academy schedule. The cost of each new hire is 13,080, which includes new protective equipment, initial station uniforms, and medical and psychological screenings.

Tagged Passions:funding, equipment, budget, and fire departments and districts

Very truly yours,

No additional detail provided

Louis A. DePasquale

City Manager

Tagged Passions:administrator and manager

LAD/mec

1.4 Packet Pg. 26 To the Honorable, the City Council: I am hereby requesting an appropriation of 63,000 from Free Cash to the General Fund Fire Department Extraordinary Expenditures for bunker gear replacement.
Tagged Passions:funding and council

This appropriation will allow for the replacement of 18 sets of bunker gear for present members.

The current standards require replacement of structural bunker and turnout gear. The approximate life of bunker and turnout gear is ten years. The funding for the replacement of the
Tagged Passions:funding

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sets of gear is in addition to the budgeted amount of 35,000 contained in the FY19 budget

No additional detail provided

Tagged Passions:budget

for another 10 sets of bunker and turnout gear.

Very truly yours,

No additional detail provided

Louis A. DePasquale

City Manager

Tagged Passions:administrator and manager

LAD/mec

1.5 Packet Pg. 27 To the Honorable, the City Council:
Tagged Passions:council

I
am hereby requesting the appropriation of 39,340 from Free Cash to the General Fund Fire

Extraordinary Expenditures account. This appropriation will fund the purchase of defibrillators in city buildings.

Tagged Passions:funding and purchasing

Very truly yours,

No additional detail provided

Louis A. DePasquale

City Manager

Tagged Passions:administrator and manager

LAD/mec

1.6 Packet Pg. 28 To the Honorable, the City Council:
Tagged Passions:council

I
am hereby requesting the appropriation of the FY19 Local Cultural Council grant made by the

Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) to the Arts Council in the amount of 23,600 to the Grant Fund Public Celebrations (Arts Council) Other Ordinary Maintenance account. This will be used to support the Arts Council s Cambridge Arts Grant Program through which financial grants are made to individual artists, and local arts organizations to support their work and connect it in positive ways to residents and visitors to the city.

Tagged Passions:grant, funding, finance, council, arts, and program

Very truly yours,

No additional detail provided

Louis A. DePasquale

City Manager

Tagged Passions:administrator and manager

LAD/mec

1.7 Packet Pg. 29 To the Honorable, the City Council: I am hereby transmitting notification of the appointment of Kelly Luo as a member of the Public Art
Tagged Passions:council, appointments, and arts

Commission for a term of three years, effective March 4, 2019.

Ms. Luo is the Marketing Coordinator at William Rawn Associates, Architects. She has a passion for
Tagged Passions:market and boards and commissions

public art and public engagement and the architecture and landscape architecture fields. Ms. Luo is

skilled in development digital, community outreach and media experience and, as a recent college graduate, she will bring a fresh perspective as a younger member of the Commission.

Tagged Passions:boards and commissions, arts, development, Development, university, and buildings and grounds

Very truly yours,

No additional detail provided

Louis A. DePasquale

City Manager

Tagged Passions:administrator and manager

LAD/mec

1.8 Packet Pg. 30 To the Honorable, the City Council:
Tagged Passions:council

I
am hereby requesting the appropriation of an Innovation and Learning Grant made by the

Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) as part of their FY19 UP Initiative to the Arts Council in the amount of 3,000 to the Grant Fund Public Celebrations (Arts Council) Other Ordinary Maintenance account. The grant will be used to participate in a statewide Innovation Learning Network as part of the Universal Participation program based at the Massachusetts Cultural Council. This program provides direct training and professional networking for staff, Board, and volunteers on successful practices related to principles of arts equity and inclusion.

Tagged Passions:grant, funding, council, arts, program, training, networking, and volunteer

Very truly yours,

No additional detail provided

Louis A. DePasquale

City Manager

Tagged Passions:administrator and manager

LAD/mec

1.9 Packet Pg. 31 To the Honorable, the City Council: Please find attached for your consideration, a recommendation from the Planning Board to adopt
Tagged Passions:planning and council

following further staff review and improvements to the petition language, the City Council Zoning

No additional detail provided

Tagged Passions:council and zoning

Petition to Amend Section 4.22 Accessory Apartments.

Very truly yours,

No additional detail provided

Louis A. DePasquale

City Manager

Tagged Passions:administrator and manager

LAD/mec

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P lan nin g B oa rd re co mm on A cc es sa ry A pa rtm en ts) To the Honorable, the City Council: Please find attached for your consideration, a recommendation from the Planning Board to not adopt the Petition to rezone the parcel at 234 Monsignor O'Brien Highway from Residential C-1 to Business A.

Tagged Passions:planning, business, council, zoning, and property

Very truly yours,

No additional detail provided

Louis A. DePasquale

City Manager

Tagged Passions:administrator and manager

LAD/mec

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Date: February 5, 2019 Subject: Petition to rezone the parcel at 234 Monsignor O Brien Highway

from Residential C-1 to Business A. Recommendation: The Planning Board does NOT RECOMMEND adoption. To the Honorable, the City Council, On January 22, 2019, the Planning Board held a public hearing on this petition, submitted by Anthony F. Gargano on behalf of property owner Hercules Kalogeropoulos, trustee of 234 Monsignor O Brien Highway Realty Trust, to change the zoning designation for a single parcel with frontage on Monsignor O Brien Highway in East Cambridge. The proposal would change the designation of the parcel from Residence C-1 to Business A (BA), which would expand the range of allowed uses to include retail and office uses. According to the petitioner, the intent of proposed change is to have a zoning designation for the parcel that permits the establishment of a cannabis retail store. The Board heard testimony from members of the public, who were predominantly residents living near the affected area who were opposed to the petition. The Board does not see any compelling need to extend the allowed uses of this parcel beyond the limitations of the current zoning district, presuming that the current use may be maintained in its nonconforming status. The Board also does not see any public purpose in making the proposed change in zoning, none having been offered by the petitioner, and is in general agreement that the petition does not support city planning goals. Therefore, the Board does not recommend the adoption of this zoning proposal. Respectfully submitted for the Planning Board, Catherine Preston Connolly, Chair. 1.11.a Packet Pg. 37 A tta ch m en t: PB re co m m _2

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