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REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING

CITY OF CAMBRIDGE CITY COUNCIL

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AGENDA MAY 20, 2019

Regular Meeting Sullivan Chamber 5:30 PM

Cambridge City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139

HEARING SCHEDULE

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Monday, May 20, 2019 5:30 PM Regular City Council Meeting

Budget Adoption

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(Sullivan Chamber)

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 1:00 PM The Health and Environment Committee will conduct a

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public hearing to discuss the City of Cambridge getting

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to Net Zero Action Plan: Fiscal year 2018 progress

report and to receive a general update on the Net Zero

Action Plan.

THIS HEARING WILL BE TELEVISED

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(Sullivan Chamber)

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 12:00 PM Civic Unity Committee will conduct a public hearing to

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discuss the Massachusetts Equal Pay Law that was

enacted in 2018 - What employees, supervisors, and

City Leadership should know, what are the best

practices, and how metrics must be established to ensure

compliance with this new law.

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THIS HEARING WILL BE TELEVISED

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(Sullivan Chamber)

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 2:00 PM The Transportation and Public Utilities Committee will

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conduct a public hearing to discuss with Eversource any

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plans it has for meeting the anticipated electricity needs

of Cambridge business and residents by expanding

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capacity on land it owns throughout the City, with a

focus on sites in East Cambridge (Kendall Square and

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Fulkerson Street).

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THIS HEARING WILL BE TELEVISED

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(Sullivan Chamber)

CITY COUNCIL MEETING OF MAY 20, 2019

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 1:00 PM The Government Operations, Rules and Claims

Committee will conduct public hearing to receive an

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update on the Election Commission s discussion of

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potential changes to the ballots used for Municipal

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Elections that would limit voters to marking only up to

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fifteen candidates.

THIS HEARING WILL BE TELEVISED

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(Sullivan Chamber)

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 5:30 PM The Ordinance Committee will conduct a public hearing

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on a petition received from Verizon New England, Inc.

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to amend the zoning map of the City of Cambridge by

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creating a new Overlay Zoning district entitled Ware

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Street Innovation Space Overlay District encompassing

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10 Ware Street and to amend article 20.000 of the

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Zoning Ordinance by creating a section entitled Ware

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Street Innovation Space Overlay District .

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THIS HEARING WILL BE TELEVISED

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(Sullivan Chamber)

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 5:30 PM The Health and Environment Committee will conduct a

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joint public hearing with the climate Resilience Task

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Force to receive an update on the task forces progress to

date and to receive input and feedback.

THIS HEARING WILL BE TELEVISED

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(Sullivan Chamber)

Thursday, May 30, 2019 5:30 PM The Ordinance Committee will conduct a public hearing

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to continue discussion on a zoning petition filed by

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Stephen R. Karp, Trustee of Cambridge Side Galleria

Trust to add a new section 13.100 to Article 13 and to

amend the zoning map to add a new PUD-8 District

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Overlay.

THIS HEARING WILL BE TELEVISED

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(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)

CITY COUNCIL MEETING OF MAY 20, 2019

Monday, June 10, 2019 6:30 PM The City Council will conduct a public hearing to

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discuss the petition filed by Kenneth S. Bannon, 614

Massachusetts Avenue, et al property owners, pursuant

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to MGL Chapter 40 section O petitioning that a

Business Improvement District (BID) be established for

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the Central Square Business Improvement District.

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(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 MAY 20, 2019

I. CITY MANAGER'S AGENDA

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1. A communication transmitted from Louis A. DePasquale, City Manager, in response to requests for

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additional information made by the City Council Finance Committee during hearings on the Fiscal Year

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2020 (FY20) City Budget.

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CMA 2019 137

2. A communication transmitted from Louis A. DePasquale, City Manager, relative to a Planning Board

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recommendation not to adopt the Ware Street Innovation Space Overlay District Zoning Petition.

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CMA 2019 138

3. A communication transmitted from Louis A. DePasquale, City Manager, relative to Awaiting Report

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Item Number 18-93, regarding Parcel C (Constellation Center) in Kendall Square.

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CMA 2019 139

4. A communication transmitted from Louis A. DePasquale, City Manager, relative to Awaiting Report

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Item Number 19-47, regarding a report on increasing traffic monitoring at the intersection of Prospect

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Street and Broadway during morning rush hour.

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CMA 2019 140

5. A communication transmitted from Louis A. DePasquale, City Manager, relative to Awaiting Report

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Item Number 19-41, regarding enforcement of moped registration requirements and enforcement data.

CMA 2019 141

6. Transmitting Communication from Louis A. DePasquale, City Manager, relative to the appropriation of

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8,615.00 from the Cambridge Public Health Commission, Agenda for Children, to the Grant Fund

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Department of Human Service Programs Other Ordinary Maintenance account for the Center for

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Families program and will be used to provide Community Playgroups, Drop-In Playgroups, Provider

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Groups and support of Family Fun Day.

CMA 2019 142

7. Transmitting Communication from Louis A. DePasquale, City Manager, relative to the appropriation of

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the Family Shelter grant received from the Department of Housing and Community Development

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(DHCD) in the amount of 164,650.08 to the Grant Fund Human Service Programs Other Ordinary

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Maintenance account which will be used to operate its family shelter from April 1, 2019 through June

30, 2019, including the provision of case management and housing stabilization services for ten

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homeless families at a time as referred by the DHCD.

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CMA 2019 143

8. Transmitting Communication from Louis A. DePasquale, City Manager, relative to the appropriation of

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2,000 from the Alexander W. Kemp Foundation to the Grant Fund Public Works Department Other

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Ordinary Maintenance account which will be used for maintenance and upkeep of the playground at the

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Alexander W. Kemp playground at the Cambridge Common

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CMA 2019 144

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9. Transmitting communication from Louis A. DePasquale, City Manager, relative to the appropriation of

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a donation 1,000 from the Carl Barron Awards for Administrative Excellence to the Grant Fund Public

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Works Department Other Ordinary Maintenance Account which will be used for the Carl Barron

Awards ceremonies at DPW to recognize an employee who exhibits excellent job performance.

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CMA 2019 145

10. Transmitting Communication from Louis A. DePasquale, City Manager, relative to the transfer of

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126,000 from the Public Works Other Ordinary Maintenance account to the Public Investment Fund

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Public Works Extraordinary Expenditures account for procurement of electric or plug-in hybrid electric

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vehicles.

CMA 2019 146

11. Transmitting Communication from Louis A. DePasquale, City Manager, relative to the transfer of

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750,000 from the Public Works Other Ordinary Maintenance account to the Public Investment Fund

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Public Works Extraordinary Expenditures account for procurement of equipment for use in snow and

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ice operations.

CMA 2019 147

12. A communication transmitted from Louis A. DePasquale, City Manager, relative to the reappointment

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of Ethridge King as a member of the Board of Election Commissioner for a term of four years, effective

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May 20, 2019.

CMA 2019 148

CITY COUNCIL MEETING OF MAY 20, 2019

II. CALENDAR

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

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

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

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Cambridge Municipal Code (the Fair Housing Ordinance). Fair Housing (passed to a 2nd

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reading) AWAITING HOME RULE LEGISLATION-BEFORE PROPOSAL CAN BE

ORDAINED

CMA 2018 234

2. A communication transmitted from Louis A. DePasquale, City Manager, relative to Awaiting

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

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School Committee Elections. PENDING RESPONSE FROM LEGISLATURE

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CMA 2018 286

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

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Cannabis Business Permitting Ordinance. ON OR AFTER APRIL 22, 2019 THE QUESTION

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COMES ON PASSAGE TO BE ORDAINED

CMA 2019 86

4. Transmitting Communication from Louis A. DePasquale, City Manager, relative to the

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appropriation and authorization to borrow 3,000,000 to provide funds for the Municipal Facilities

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Improvement Plan. ON OR AFTER MAY 6, 2019 THE QUESTION COMES ON

ADOPTION

CMA 2019 103

5. Transmitting Communication from Louis A. DePasquale, City Manager, relative to the

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appropriation and authorization to borrow 800,000 to provide funds for various Schools for

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repairs to entrance doors, upgrade of energy management software, replacement of analog phone

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system with the voice over internet protocol (VOIP), and the replacement of an emergency

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generator. ON OR AFTER MAY 6, 2019 THE QUESTION COMES ON ADOPTION

CMA 2019 97

6. Transmitting Communication from Louis A. DePasquale, City Manager, relative to the

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appropriation and authorization to borrow 20,500,000 to provide funds for various water pollution

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abatement projects, including construction of sewer separation, storm water management and

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combined sewer overflow reduction elimination improvements within the Alewife area. ON OR

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AFTER MAY 6, 2019 THE QUESTION COMES ON ADOPTION

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7. Transmitting Communication from Louis A. DePasquale, City Manager, relative to the

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appropriation and authorization to borrow 4,000,000 to provide funds for the reconstruction of

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various City streets and sidewalks. ON OR AFTER MAY 6, 2019 THE QUESTION COMES

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ON ADOPTION

CMA 2019 99

8. Transmitting Communication from Louis A. DePasquale, City Manager, relative to the

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appropriation and authorization to borrow 10,000,000 to provide funds for the construction of

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improvements at City Hall. ON OR AFTER MAY 6, 2019 THE QUESTION COMES ON

ADOPTION

CMA 2019 102

9. Transmitting Communication from Louis A. DePasquale, City Manager, relative to the

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appropriation and authorization to borrow 22,000,000 to provide funds for the construction of

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improvements at the Fire Station Headquarters Building located at 491 Broadway. ON OR

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AFTER MAY 6, 2019 THE QUESTION COMES ON ADOPTION

CMA 2019 98

10. Transmitting Communication from Louis A. DePasquale, City Manager, relative to the

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appropriation and authorization to borrow 4,000,000 to provide design and construction of Eliot

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Street between JFK St. and Brattle St. which is a continuation of the Harvard Square Kiosk and

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Plaza and Surface Enhancement project. ON OR AFTER MAY 6, 2019 THE QUESTION

COMES ON ADOPTION

CMA 2019 101

11. Transmitting Communication from Louis A. DePasquale, City Manager, relative to the

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appropriation and authorization to borrow 10,000,000 to provide funds for the design and

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reconstruction of the Tobin School building. If approved, this appropriation will be included in the

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City s FY20 bond issue. ON OR AFTER MAY 6, 2019 THE QUESTION COMES ON ADOPTION

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CMA 2019 104

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III. APPLICATIONS AND PETITIONS

1. A refilling Zoning Petition Has been received from Joseph T. Maguire of Alexandria Real Estate

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Equities, Inc. transmitting a proposed revised amendment to the zoning ordinance by creating the Grand

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Junction Pathway Overlay District.

APP 2019 38

2. An application was received from Sean Hope, requesting permission for a curb cut at the premises

numbered 199 Pemberton Street; said petition has received approval from Inspectional Services, Traffic,

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Parking and Transportation, Historical Commission and Public Works. Response has been received

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from the neighborhood association.

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APP 2019 39

3. A petition was received from Dumpling Daughter, Liam Patrick, regarding 213 Square foot patio area

with seating for 20 seats in front of 75 Ames Street.

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APP 2019 40

4. An application was received from Webster Bank, requesting permission for an A Frame board sign in

front of the premises numbered 1 Brattle Street.

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APP 2019 41

CITY COUNCIL MEETING OF MAY 20, 2019

IV. COMMUNICATIONS

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1. A communication was received from Taylor Cairns, regarding support for the Cambridge Courthouse.

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COM 309 2019

2. A communication was received from Cody McInnis, regarding Protected Bike Lanes.

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COM 310 2019

3. A communication was received from Tara Greco, regarding the impact of the anticipated 12,500 units

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on energy, water, transportation, school or service s needs. COM 311 2019

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4. A communication was received from Lara Ortiz-Luis, 28 Healey Street, regarding support for protected

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bike lanes on Massachusetts Avenue and Mount Auburn Street.

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COM 312 2019

CITY COUNCIL MEETING OF MAY 20, 2019

V. RESOLUTIONS

1. Welcome wishes to Dolores Huerta to the City of Cambridge and congratulations for receiving the

Radcliffe Medal on May 31, 2019.

Councillor Simmons

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2. Resolution on the death of Poppy M. Stewart.

Councillor Toomey

RES 2019 154

3. Resolution on the death of Margaret Peg Walsh.

Councillor Toomey

RES 2019 155

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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 the

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request from Sarah Benson for a suitable dedication in the vicinity of 470 Franklin Street in honor of the

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Benson Family.

Councillor Simmons

POR 2019 176

2. That the City Manager is requested to direct the appropriate City personnel to draft a formal Anti-bias

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/Cultural Competency Strategic Plan for eventual adoption and implementation.

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