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GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS, RULES & CLAIMS COMMITTEE

CITY OF CAMBRIDGE CITY COUNCIL

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AGENDA JUNE 17, 2019

Regular Meeting Sullivan Chamber 5:30 PM

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

HEARING SCHEDULE

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Monday, June 17, 2019 2:30 PM SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING the purpose

of the meeting is to hold public interviews for the four

finalists for the position of City Clerk. The candidates

are: Timothy Phelan, Jeanne M. Survell, Niko Vangjeli

and Anthony Ivan Wilson.

THIS MEETING WILL BE TELEVISED

(Sullivan Chamber)

Monday, June 17, 2019 5:30 PM Regular City Council Meeting

(Sullivan Chamber)

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 2:00 PM The Human Services and Veterans Committee will

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conduct a public hearing to discuss the results of the

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City Manager s Opioid Task Force Report and the

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recommendations that could be implemented to reduce

the harmful effects of the opioid crisis in the City of

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Cambridge.

THIS HEARING WILL BE TELEVISED

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(Sullivan Chamber)

Monday, June 24, 2019 5:30 PM Regular City Council Meeting

(Sullivan Chamber)

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 2:00 PM The Housing Committee will conduct a public hearing

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to discuss the Affordable Housing Trust s

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recommendations for the City s Inclusionary Housing

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Program s preferences on selecting residents for

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available units.

THIS HEARING WILL BE TELEVISED

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(Sullivan Chamber)

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 3:30 PM The Ordinance Committee will conduct a public hearing

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to discuss a petition received from Self Storage Group,

LLC to amend the Zoning Ordinance by creating a New

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Street Overlay District.

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THIS HEARING WILL BE TELEVISED

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(Sullivan Chamber)

CITY COUNCIL MEETING OF JUNE 17, 2019

Thursday, June 27, 2019 3:30 PM The Ordinance Committee will conduct a public hearing

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to continue discussions on a proposed amendment to the

Municipal Code to add a new Chapter 5.50 entitled

Cannabis Business Permitting Ordinance.

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THIS HEARING WILL BE TELEVISED

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(Sullivan Chamber)

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 5:30 PM The Ordinance Committee will conduct a public hearing

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to discuss a proposed amendment to the Zoning

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Ordinance to create an Affordable Housing Overlay

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District.

THIS HEARING WILL BE TELLEVISED

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(Sullivan Chamber)

Monday, July 8, 2019 12:00 PM The Government Operations, Rules Claims

Committee will conduct a public hearing to discuss a

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report from the City Manager and City Solicitor on

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proposals for a Cambridge Publicly Financed

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Municipal Election Program, a Cambridge Municipal

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Election People's Pledge, and to discuss the feasibility

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of convening a task force or working group to discuss

publicly financed elections in Cambridge.

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THIS HEARNG WILL BE TELEVISED

(Sullivan Chamber)

Thursday, July 11, 2019 5:30 PM The Ordinance Committee will conduct a public hearing

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to discuss the refiled petition from Alexandria Real

Estate Equities, Inc. to amend the Zoning Ordinance in

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Article 20 to add at the end thereof the creation of a

Grand Junction Pathway Overlay District.

THIS HEARING WILL BE TELEVISED

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(Sullivan Chamber)

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 2;00 PM The Transportation Public Utilities Committee will

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conduct a public hearing to receive information about

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the draft Policy and Regulations for Small Cell Wireless

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Installations on Public Ways under consideration by the

Pole Conduit Commission and the Historical

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Commission.

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THIS HEARING WILL BE TELEVISED

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(Sullivan Chamber)

Monday, July 29, 2019 5:30 PM Special City Council Meeting

(Sullivan Chamber)

CITY COUNCIL MEETING OF JUNE 17, 2019

I. CITY MANAGER'S AGENDA

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

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29,343.28 from individual donations, to the Grant Fund Human Service Programs Other Ordinary

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Maintenance account. Funds were donated through various sources and will be used to support all

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participant and program needs including team uniforms, Special Olympic entry and travel costs,

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theatrical production costs, mobility and physical therapy equipment, art supplies and field trips.

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CMA 2019 169

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

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79,059.00 from the Cambridge Housing Authority, to the Grant Fund Human Service Programs Salary

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and Wages account. These funds will be used to maintain the capacity of the Cambridge Employment

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Program (CEP) by continuing to fund a vocational case manager to provide career counseling and case

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management services to Cambridge residents seeking employment, particularly those residing in public

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housing.

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CMA 2019 170

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

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42,689.17 received from various donations to the Council on Aging, to the Grant Fund Human Service

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Programs Salary and Wages account ( 17,000.00) and to the Grant Fund Human Service Programs

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Other Ordinary Maintenance account ( 25,689.17). These donations will be used to support a variety of

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services for Cambridge Seniors, including food and entertainment for senior parties, the purchase of

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fans for low-income seniors, provision of minor home adaptation equipment, support for the food

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pantry, and transportation for special senior center events and trips.

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CMA 2019 171

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

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10,000 from additional Golf Course revenue, to the Public Investment Human Service Programs

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Extraordinary Expenditures account. These funds will be used to purchase an electric greens roller for

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the Golf Course to replace an existing gas-powered unit. The purchase is consistent with the 10-year

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replacement plan at Fresh Pond Golf Course, which includes the goal of ensuring that the Golf Course

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and the abutting reservation is maintained properly, provides uninterrupted service to our patrons, and

limits environmental impacts by investing in green technology.

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

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226,672, from the Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) of the Office of the U.S. Department of Housing

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and Urban Development (HUD, to the Grant Fund Human Services Programs Salary and Wages account

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( 17,000) and to the Grant Fund Human Services Other Ordinary Maintenance account ( 209,672). The

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funds will be used for shelter operating costs, providing essential services to homeless persons outside

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of the shelter setting, rapid re-housing and homelessness prevention case management, short and

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medium-term rental assistance, and financial assistance needed to gain or retain permanent housing.

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

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549,215 from the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) through the HOME

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Program to the Public Investment Fund Community Development Extraordinary Expenditures account

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( 544,315) and to the Grant Fund Community Development Salary Wages account ( 4,900).

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Development activities may include acquisition, moderate rehabilitation, substantial rehabilitation and

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new construction of housing units for low- and moderate- income families and individuals. The

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majority of the HOME funds, 544,315, will be used towards those activities; and 36,310 will be used

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for the Community Development Department s administration of the HOME program. This appropriation will continue the development and rehabilitation of

affordable housing in the City of
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Cambridge.

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

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352,640.66 received from Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program income to the

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Public Investment Community Development Extraordinary Expenditures Account, which will increase

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funds available to continue the development of affordable housing for residents.

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

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Item Number 19-67, regarding setting up a series of informational and interactive community

engagement meetings on the Affordable Housing Overlay.

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

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Item Number 19-44, regarding the installation of additional metered parking spots in business districts

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that do not currently have parking meters.

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

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Item Number 19-32, regarding a report on the number of fines for failure to clear sidewalks issued from

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the winter of 2014-15 through the winter of 2018-19, received from Owen O Riordan, Commissioner of Public Works.

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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

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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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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

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4. An application was received from East Boston Savings Bank, requesting permission for one

internal illuminating projecting sign and four awnings at the premises numbered 1739

Massachusetts Avenue approval has been received from Inspectional Services, Department of

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Public Works, Community Development Department and abutter.

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APP 2019 42

5. A communication was received from Interim City Clerk Paula M. Crane, transmitting

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memorandum from Vice Mayor Devereux regarding a special public meeting for the City Clerk

interviews.

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III. APPLICATIONS AND PETITIONS

1. An application was received from New City Microcreamery, requesting permission for 2 Benches in

front of the premises numbered 403 Massachusetts Avenue.

APP 2019 51

2. A petition was received from Stephan Bardige et al, regarding amending the Municipal Code, Title 2,

Chapter 2.78.090 subparagraph E and I by changing six months to twelve months twice in each

paragraph to permit the Cambridge Historical Commission to delay the issuance of a demolition permit

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for twelve months.

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CITY COUNCIL MEETING OF JUNE 17, 2019

IV. COMMUNICATIONS

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1. A communication was received from Peter Valentine, regarding the cotton weed tree poisoning our

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oxygen.

COM 367 2019

2. A communication was received from Richard Krushnic, 20 Oak Street, regarding Affordable Housing

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Overlay and increased funding.

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COM 368 2019

3. A communication was received from Russell Windman, 78 Fresh Pond Parkway, regarding State

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jurisdiction over Cambridge residents.

COM 369 2019

4. A communication was received from Tara R. Greco, regarding support of the special permit criteria

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zoning petition.

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COM 370 2019

5. A communication was received from Gregory E. Golding, 50 Spring Street, regarding support for the

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Leggat-McCall plan for the redevelopment of the Sullivan Courthouse at 40 Thorndike Street.

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COM 371 2019

6. A communication was received from Guangwen Tang, 143 Third Street, regarding moving forward with

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the Leggat McCall plan.

COM 372 2019

7. A communication was received from Robert J. La Tremouille, regarding massive tree destruction and

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funding games, coming Magazine Beach destruction, part 5.

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COM 373 2019

8. A communication was received from Phyllis Burgess, 1221 Cambridge Street, regarding support of the

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redevelopment of the Sullivan Courthouse.

COM 374 2019

9. A communication was received from Alice Pedro, 14 Roosevelt Towers, regarding support of the

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redevelopment of the Sullivan Courthouse.

COM 375 2019

10. A communication was received from Diane Bodine, 14 Roosevelt Towers, regarding support of the

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redevelopment of the Sullivan Courthouse.

COM 376 2019

11. A communication was received from George W. VanPelt, 14 Roosevelt Towers, regarding support of

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the redevelopment of the Sullivan Courthouse.

COM 377 2019

12. A communication was received from James Jmili, 14 Roosevelt Towers, regarding support of the

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redevelopment of the Sullivan Courthouse.

COM 378 2019

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13. A communication was received from Patricia Goodrich, 14 Roosevelt Towers, regarding support of the

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redevelopment of the Sullivan Courthouse.

COM 379 2019

14. A communication was received from Judy Jhonson, 14 Roosevelt Towers, regarding support of the

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redevelopment of the Sullivan Courthouse.

COM 380 2019

15. A communication was received from Virginia Carter, 14 Roosevelt Towers, regarding support of the

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redevelopment of the Sullivan Courthouse.

COM 381 2019

CITY COUNCIL MEETING OF JUNE 17, 2019

V. RESOLUTIONS

1. Resolution on the death of Peter V. Greco.

Councillor Toomey

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2. Congratulations on retirement of John Taylor, Jr.

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Mayor McGovern

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3. Resolution on the death of Manuel Pacheco.

Councillor Toomey

RES 2019 193

4. Resolution on the death of Ronald C. Caton.

Councillor Toomey

RES 2019 194

5. Resolution on the death of Phyllis (Tracy) Vera.

Councillor Toomey

RES 2019 195

6. Retirement of Jean Cusack from the Finance Department.

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Councillor Simmons, Councillor Toomey

RES 2019 196

7. Happy 70th Birthday wishes to Joanne Smith.

Mayor McGovern


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