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Community Development Department

CITY OF CAMBRIDGE

CITY COUNCIL AGENDA

AGENDA JULY 30, 2019

Special Meeting Sullivan Chamber 5:30 PM

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

HEARING SCHEDULE

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Monday, July 29, 2019

5:30 PM

Special City Council Meeting

CANCELLED AND RESCHEDULED

TO JULY 30, 2019 AT 5:30PM

(Sullivan Chamber)

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

5:30 PM

Special City Council Meeting (Sullivan Chamber)

Thursday, August 1, 2019

5:30 PM

The Ordinance Committee will conduct a public hearing

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to continue discussion on the proposed amendment to

the Zoning Ordinance to create an Affordable Housing

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Overlay District. THIS HEARING WILL BE TELEVISED

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(Sullivan Chamber)

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

5:30 PM

The Ordinance Committee will conduct a public hearing

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to discuss a zoning petition filed by the City Council to

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amend the Zoning Ordinance for create a new section in Section 19.20, entitled Project Review Special Permit.

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THIS HEARING WILL BE TELEVISED

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(Sullivan Chamber)

Monday, September 9, 2019

5:30 PM

Regular City Council Meeting

(Sullivan Chamber)

Monday, September 9, 2019

6:30 PM

The City Council will hold a public hearing on the

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disposition of a leasehold interest in 420 parking spaces and approximately 9,000 square feet of ground floor

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retail (together the Leasehold Interest ) in the First Street Garage, located at 55 First Street and owned by the City of Cambridge, to the developer

Laggatt MCCall
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Properties, which was conditionally awarded the bid pursuant to G.L. Chapter 30B subject to the review and approval of the disposition of the

Leasehold Interest by
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the City Council pursuant to the City s Municipal Disposition Ordinance, Chapter 2.110 of the Cambridge Municipal Code (the disposition Ordinance ).

This
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hearing will be held pursuant to the Disposition Ordinance As part of the legal requirements for disposing of the Leasehold Interest.

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THIS HEARING WILL BE TELEVISED (Sullivan Chamber)

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CITY COUNCIL MEETING OF JULY , 2019

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)

Monday, September 16, 2019 5:30 PM Regular City Council Meeting

(Sullivan Chamber)

Monday, September 23, 2019 5:30 PM Regular City Council Meeting

(Sullivan Chamber)

Monday, October 7, 2019 5:30 PM Regular City Council Meeting

(Sullivan Chamber)

CITY COUNCIL MEETING OF JULY , 2019

I. CITY MANAGER'S AGENDA

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1. A communication transmitted from Louis A. DePasquale, City Manager, relative to a request for

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approval of an application for a Jitney License to USA Guided Tours Boston, LLC.

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

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and appointment of a new member of the Cambridge Health Alliance Board of Trustees: New

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Appointment: Paula Paris Reappointment: Rob Buchanan, Kathleen McGilvray, Mary Jane Kornacki,

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Claire Leporte, Joshua Posner and Alexander White

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

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a Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) Leadership Scholarship Program Grant funded from the State

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911 Department in the amount of 10,000 to the Grant Fund Emergency Communications Salaries and

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Wages account ( 3,790) and to the Grant Fund Emergency Communications Travel and Training

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account ( 6,210) which will be used to cover personnel costs, training fees, and travel costs for the

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employee who receives the scholarship to attend a designated Leadership Certification Program.

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

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an FY20 State 911 Department Support and Incentive Grant in the amount of 376,330 to the Grant

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Fund Emergency Communications Salaries and Wages account ( 287,407), and to the Other Ordinary

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Maintenance account ( 88,923) which will support the costs of Emergency Communications Center

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personnel salaries and overtime and annual maintenance costs of dispatch-related software.

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

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an FY20 State 911 Department Emergency Medical Dispatch (EMD) Grant in the amount of 23,747 to

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the Grant Fund Emergency Communications Other Ordinary Maintenance Account which will be used

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to support administering quality assurance for the emergency medical protocol used by staff to provide

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pre and post-dispatch instructions for medical emergencies.

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

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an FY20 State 911 Department Training grant in the amount of 143,764 to the Grant Fund Emergency

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Communications Salary and Wages account ( 99,929), Other Ordinary Maintenance account ( 1,437),

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and Travel and Training account ( 42,398) which will support training of Emergency Communications

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Center personnel, classroom fees, and training materials.

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

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Item Number 19-72, regarding a report on the condition of the Sullivan Courthouse.

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

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supplemental appropriation of a grant from the Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and

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Security's (EOPSS) Traffic Enforcement Grant Program in the amount of 9,800 to the Grant Fund

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Police Department Extraordinary Expenditures account which will be used to purchase lidar equipment

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to continue the Department s traffic enforcement and public safety efforts. CMA 2019 200

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

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Item Number 19-53, regarding a report on how media collected by handheld photo/video devices is

used, stored, and shared.

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

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Item Number 19-60, regarding a report on adding a cybercrime assessment section to the list of monthly

BridgeStat reports.

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

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Item Number 19-39, regarding the creation of an arts friendly page highlighting the key licenses and

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permits available to support artists, arts organization, and creative enterprises in developing and

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producing their work for the benefit of local and regional audiences.

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

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Item Number 19-14, regarding a survey of local arts organizations and private foundations that may

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support their work.

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

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Item Number 18-83, regarding summertime programming to help reduce the threat of violence.

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

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the Massachusetts Department of Education, Adult and Community Learning Services ESOL Grant in

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the amount of 88,766.00 to the Grant Fund Human Service Programs Salary and Wages account

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( 81,683.00), to the Other Ordinary Maintenance account ( 6,683.00), and to the Travel and Training

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account ( 400.00) which will support core ESOL services provided by the Community Learning Center.

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

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a grant from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Adult and

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Community Learning Services, in the amount of 837,930.00 to the Grant Fund Human Service

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Programs Salary and Wages account ( 777,243.00), to the Other Ordinary Maintenance account

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( 60,357.00), and to the Travel and Training account ( 330.00) to funding the Community Learning

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Center s primary ESOL and ABE teaching, advising (education, career, out-stationed), and assessment, the grant provides for coordination of services

to students with documented disabilities, math and
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English Language Arts (ELA) curriculum development and coordination, ESOL curriculum

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development, technology coordination, volunteer coordination, outreach activities and child care

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services to the ESOL family literacy class at the Peabody School. It also includes administrative costs

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for data entry, reception, clerical work, and fiscal tracking and will also supports the second CAN

training program for FY20, which provides an integrated education and training program for immigrant

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adults in the Metro North area who are interested in becoming certified nursing assistants and home

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health aides (CAN/HHA).

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

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the Adult and Community Learning Services grant received from the Massachusetts Department of

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Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) in the amount of 130,000.00 to the Grant Fund Human

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Service Programs Salary and Wages account ( 125,959.00), and to the Other Ordinary Maintenance

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account ( 4,041.00) which will be used for ESOL services.

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

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the Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) from the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community

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Development (DHCD) in the amount of 116,748.00 to the Grant Fund Human Services Salary and

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Wages account ( 3,948.00) and to the Grant Fund Human Services Other Ordinary Maintenance

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account ( 112,800.00) which will support the Support for Tenants at Risk (STAR) homelessness

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prevention program based at the Multi-Service Center and to contract with Eliot Community Services

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for a clinician who will be based at Cambridge District Court and/or the Eastern Housing court, a legal

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service provider (Greater Boston Legal Services) who will provide legal advice to tenants at risk of

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homelessness, and to provide rental and/or financial assistance to prevent homelessness.

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

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the Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) grant for the King Open Preschool, the Martin Luther King Jr.

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Preschool and the Kennedy/Longfellow Preschool, received from the Massachusetts Department of

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Early Education and Care, in the amount of 78,209.00, to the Grant Fund Human Service Programs

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Salaries and Wages account ( 6,761.00) and to the Grant Fund Human Services Other Ordinary

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Maintenance account ( 71,448.00) which will be used to support and enhance the quality of education

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for preschool children in UPK classrooms through professional development, curriculum enrichment,

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and parent involvement.

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

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a Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) grant in the amount of 58,995.00 to the

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Grant Fund Human Service Programs Salary and Wages account ( 32,387.00) and to the Grant Fund

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Human Service Programs Other Ordinary Maintenance account ( 26,608.00) which will provide an

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integrated education and training program for immigrant adults in the Metro North area who are

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interested in becoming certified nursing assistants and home health aides (CNA/HHA).

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

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a Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) grant in the amount of 79,992.00 to the

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Grant Fund Human Service Programs Salary and Wages account ( 47,084.00), and to the Programs

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Other Ordinary Maintenance account ( 32,908.00) which will be used to provide an integrated

education and training program to adults in the Metro North area who want to start a career in the

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Information Technology field and work as Computer User Support Specialists, Help Desk Technicians,

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etc.

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

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Item Number 19-80, regarding constructions costs for Inman Square and Awaiting Report Item Number

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19-87, regarding the contractor for Inman Square.

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

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Item Numbers 19-13, 19-71 and 19-78, regarding Eversource substation expansion, energy projections

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and overall update on process.

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

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Item Number 19-59, regarding exploring a pilot for Level 1 (110V) EV and micromobility charging

stations on street light poles throughout the city.

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

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Item Number 19-07, regarding a report on Boston's electric vehicle charging station home rule petition

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and propose similar language for City Council consideration.

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

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Item Number 18-141, regarding a report on safe way to bring power to the curb and across sidewalks to

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power electric vehicles.

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

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Item Number 19-36, regarding the PTDM Ordinance.

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

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Item Number 19-82, regarding the possibility of Bluebikes system expanding into the

Alewife/Cambridge Highlands area.

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

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75,000 from the Mitigation Revenue Stabilization Fund (211 Concord Turnpike/Lanes Games

25,000, and 35 CambridgePark Drive 50,000) to the Public Investment Fund Community

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Development Extraordinary Expenditures account which will be used for the purchase and expenses of

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Bluebikes bikeshare equipment.

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

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18,350 from the Bluebikes Capital Projects Equipment Fund to the Public Investment Fund

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Community Development Department Extraordinary Expense Account donated to the bikeshare

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program by Biomed Realty and will be used for the purchase and expenses of Bluebikes bikeshare

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equipment.

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

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Item Number 19-51, regarding safety concerns at the intersection of Garden Street, Field Street, and

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Alpine Street.

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

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Item Number 19-81, regarding the new traffic signals at the intersection of Broadway and Ellery Street.

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

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Item Number 18-60, regarding small business parking pilot.

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

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Item Number 18-87, regarding editing capabilities for navigation applications.

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II. CALENDAR

CHARTER RIGHT

1. 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,

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

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received from the neighborhood association.

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UNFINISHED BUSINESS

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2. 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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