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TRANSPORTATION & PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMITTEE

CITY OF CAMBRIDGE CITY COUNCIL

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AGENDA JUNE 24, 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 24, 2019 5:30 PM Regular City Council Meeting

(Sullivan Chamber)

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 1:00 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)

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 3:30 PM The Transportation and Public Utilities Committee will

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conduct a public hearing to discuss the future electricity

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needs of the Kendall Square area and progress toward

identifying an alternate, viable location for a new

substation other that the proposed site on Fulkerson

Street.

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THIS HEARING WILL NOT BE TELVISED

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(Ackerman Room)

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)

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)

CITY COUNCIL MEETING OF JUNE 24, 2019

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)

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 5:30 PM The Health and Environmental Committee will conduct

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a joint public hearing with the Climate Resilience

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Zoning Task Force to receive an update on the Task

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Force s progress to date and to receive input and

feedback.

THIS HEARING WILL BE TELEVISED

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(Sullivan Chamber)

CITY COUNCIL MEETING OF JUNE 24, 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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a Homeland Security Grant from the City of Boston for 23,039.61 to the Grant Fund Fire Salaries and

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Wages account. The City has received this grant as reimbursement for trainings performed in

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conjunction with the Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) and will cover the City s costs for participation in the trainings.

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CMA 2019 179

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

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the Summer Food Program grant funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture through the

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Massachusetts Department of Education for 193,298.00 to the Grant Fund Human Service Programs

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Salaries and Wages account ( 10,000.00) and to the Other Ordinary Maintenance account ( 183,298.00)

which will be used to provide nutritious meals to Cambridge youth at 26 sites throughout the City

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during the summer months when schools are closed.

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CMA 2019 180

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

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a grant for the College Success Program (CSI) from the Cambridge Community Foundation for

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15,000.00 to the Grant Fund Human Service Department Programs Salary and Wages account which

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will be used to support part of the salary costs associated with a college success coach who will provide

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individualized college coaching for students attending UMass Boston and for graduates of the

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Community Learning Center s Bridge to College program and YouthBuild s program who attend Bunker Hill Community College.

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CMA 2019 181

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

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Item Number 19-54, regarding how a cloud-based data management system for DHSP s Children and Youth Programs will clearly protect all aspects of

participant privacy and access security.
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CMA 2019 182

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

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Item Number 19-11, regarding the feasibility of eliminating the use of plastic water bottles at City and

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School events.

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CMA 2019 183

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

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a grant from the State s Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) Regional Action Grant program in the amount of 350,000 to the Public Investment

Fund Public Works Extraordinary Expenditures
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account The grant was submitted by Cambridge on behalf of the Resilient Mystic Collaborative (RMC),

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which is a 14-member municipal partnership working on watershed-scale climate resiliency in the

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Mystic Watershed and will allow the Collaborative to identify and pursue site-specific green

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infrastructure opportunities in the individual communities for regional stormwater management and

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evaluate additional flood management strategies to mitigate precipitation flooding from the 10-year

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storm event in 2070.

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CMA 2019 184

CITY COUNCIL MEETING OF JUNE 24, 2019

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

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Item Number 19-65, regarding a report on the availability of menstrual products in all restrooms.

CMA 2019 185

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

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Item Number 19-79, regarding rubbish handling at Comeau Field and McCrehan Memorial Swimming

pool.

CMA 2019 186

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

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Item Number 19-6, regarding a report on the Super Sunday road race and whether proper procedures

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were followed in issuing permits and notifying neighbors.

CMA 2019 187

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

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150,000 from excess FY19 parking fund revenue to the Public Investment Traffic and Parking

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Department Extraordinary Expenditures account, to establish 20 Mile Per Hour (MPH) Safety Zones on

primarily local access streets across the City.

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CMA 2019 188

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

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from the Planning Board not to adopt the New Street Overlay District Zoning Petition.

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CMA 2019 189

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

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Item Number 19-18, regarding a report on regular project updates from the GSA and MITIMCO on the

new Volpe Center.

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

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Item Number 19-57, regarding Charlie Card availability at public buildings.

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

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Item Number 18-130 regarding 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
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Years of Women s Suffrage. CMA 2019 192

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CITY COUNCIL MEETING OF JUNE 24, 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

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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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CITY COUNCIL MEETING OF JUNE 24, 2019

III. APPLICATIONS AND PETITIONS

1. A petition was received from Elmendorf Baking Supplies, regarding three table and 6 chairs at the

location of 594 Cambridge Street. No alcohol being served. The proposed date of June 26, 2019 thru

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October 31, 2019 with a start time of 7:00AM and end time of 8:00PM.

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2. A petition was received from Formaggio Kitchen, regarding three tables, 6 chairs, BBQ grill,

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condiments table and BBQ sides table setup in Loading Zone of 244 Huron Avenue. The proposed date

of June 29, 2019 thru May 17, 2020 with a start time of 9:00AM and end time of 4:00PM.

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3. An application was received from Paul Lee requesting permission for two temporary banners across 795

Massachusetts Avenue and JFK at Mt Auburn Streets announcing Taste of Cambridge thru July 1, 2019

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thru July 16., 2019.

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4. An application was received from Eric Jonash, requesting permission for a curb cut at the premises

numbered 34 Fairfield Street; said petition has received approval from Inspectional Services, Traffic,

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Parking and Transportation, Historical Commission and Public Works. No response has been received

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from the neighborhood association.

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5. An application was received from Arne Abramson, requesting permission for a curb cut at the premises

numbered 55 Broadway; said petition has received approval from Inspectional Services, Traffic, Parking

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

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neighborhood association.

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CITY COUNCIL MEETING OF JUNE 24, 2019

IV. COMMUNICATIONS

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1. A communication was received from Dan Eisner, 6 Bristol Street, regarding approval the Sullivan

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Courthouse parking disposition.

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COM 385 2019

2. A communication was received from Gregg Moree, 25 Fairfield Street, regarding several issues he

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needs the Cambridge Police Department's help rectifying.

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COM 386 2019

3. A communication was received from Terry Murphy, 107 Gore Street, regarding support of the Sullivan

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Courthouse redevelopment.

COM 387 2019

4. A communication was received from Lyn Kardatzke, 20 Second Street, regarding support of the

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Sullivan Courthouse redevelopment.

COM 388 2019

5. A communication was received from Phil Rinehart, 17 Otis Street, regarding feedback from the First

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Street Parking-Study public meeting.

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COM 389 2019

6. A communication was received from Carolyn Shipley, 15 Laurel Street, regarding the Courthouse in

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East Cambridge.

COM 390 2019

7. A communication was received from Jonathan Harris, 9 Marie Avenue, regarding the Newport

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Construction contract.

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COM 391 2019

8. A communication was received from Doug and Rebecca Castoldi, 82 Otis Street, regarding support for

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1st Street garage.

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COM 392 2019

9. A communication was received from Christopher Schmidt, 17 Laurel Street, regarding the Sullivan

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Courthouse parking disposition.

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COM 393 2019

10. A communication was received from Carol O'Hare, regarding Future of the First Street Garage - First

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Street Area Parking Planning Study - Final Report.

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COM 394 2019

11. A communication was received from Ilan Levy, Vice President, ECPT, regarding DCAMM's failure to

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maintain the Sullivan Courthouse property.

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COM 395 2019

12. A communication was received from Ladan Khamsi, 29 Otis Street, regarding the Sullivan Courthouse

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project.

COM 396 2019

CITY COUNCIL MEETING OF JUNE 24, 2019

V. RESOLUTIONS

1. Resolution on the death of Professor Ifeanyi Menkiti.

Councillor Toomey, Councillor Kelley

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2. Thanks to Jason Weeks for his work on the Mayor's Arts Task Force.

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Councillor Mallon, Mayor McGovern

RES 2019 209

3. Thanks to Lisa Peterson for her work on the Mayor's Arts Task Force.

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Councillor Mallon, Mayor McGovern

RES 2019 210

4. Thanks to Khalil Mogassabi for his work on the Mayor's Arts Task Force.

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Councillor Mallon, Mayor McGovern

RES 2019 211

5. Thanks to Afiyah Harrigan for her work on the Mayor's Arts Task Force.

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Councillor Mallon, Mayor McGovern

RES 2019 212

6. Thanks to Olivia D'Ambrosio for her work on the Mayor's Arts Task Force.

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Councillor Mallon, Mayor McGovern

RES 2019 213

7. Thanks to David De Celis for his work on the Mayor's Arts Task Force.

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Councillor Mallon, Mayor McGovern

RES 2019 214


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