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Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 1/11/2023 12:00 PM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Council Chambers
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2023-0111 1 Matters Recently Heard-For Possible ActionOn the message and order, referred on January 11, 2023 Docket #0111, authorizing the City of Boston to appropriate an amount of Twenty One Million Six Hundred Thousand Dollar ($21,600,000.00) for the purpose of paying the cost of a design and construction associated with boiler, windows and door replacement projects at the following schools: Boston Day and Evening Academy, Henderson Upper School, Rafael Hernandez School and William E. Russell School, the Committee submitted a report recommending the order ought to be read once and passed; yeas 13. The report was accepted; the order was read once and passed.Referred to  Action details Video Video
2023-0112 1 Mayor OrderMessage and order for your approval an Order to reduce the FY23 appropriation for the Reserve for Collective Bargaining by One Hundred Ten Thousand, One Hundred Sixty Dollars ($110,160.00) to provide funding for the Boston Public Health Commission for the FY23 increases contained within the collective bargaining agreement between the Public Health Commission and Local 888, SEIU- Counselors Unit.The rules were suspended; the order was passed.  Action details Video Video
2023-0113 1 Mayor OrderMessage and order a supplemental appropriation Order for the Boston Public Health Commission for FY23 in the amount of One Hundred Ten Thousand , One Hundred Sixty Dollars ($110,160.00) to cover the FY23 cost items contained within the collective bargaining agreements between the Public Health Commission and Local 888, SEIU- Counselors Unit. The terms of the contracts are October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2023. The major provisions of the contract include base wage increases of 2%, 1.5% and 2%, to be given in January of each fiscal year of the contract term, as well as a change in the Night Shift Differential.The rules were suspended; the order was passed.  Action details Video Video
2023-0114 1 Committee ReportsOn the message and order, referred on January 11, 2023, Docket #0114, authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of Five Million Dollars ($5,000,000.00) in the form of a grant for the Presidentially Declared Disaster, awarded by Federal Emergency Management Agency, passed through the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency, to be administered by Risk Management, the committee submitted a report recommending that the order ought to pass. The report was accepted; the order was passed.Referred to  Action details Video Video
2023-0115 1 Committee ReportsOn the message and order, referred on January 11, 2023, Docket #0115, authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of Two Million Two Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars ($2,250,000.00) in the form of a grant for the FY23 State Training Grant, awarded by the Massachusetts Department of Fire Services to be administered by the Fire Department, the committee submitted a report recommending that the order ought to pass.Referred to  Action details Video Video
2023-0116 1 Mayor OrderMessage and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of One Million Six Hundred Thirty-Three Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($1,633,500.00) in the form of a grant, for the Resilient Moakley Connectors, awarded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, passed through the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency, to be administered by the Environment Department. The grant will fund pre-construction planning and design activities in the northern and southern areas adjacent to Moakley Park, located along the waterfront of Dorchester and South Boston neighborhoods. The project is separate but complementary to the flood mitigation project within Moakley Park. Councilor Baker requested Docket #0116 be referred to the Committee on Planning, Development and Transportation. Objection noted.Referred to  Action details Video Video
2023-0117 1 Mayor OrderMessage and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of Eight Hundred Seventy Thousand Dollars ($870,000.00) in the form of a grant, for Climate Resilience, awarded by the Barr Foundation to be administered by the Environment Department. The grant will fund the continued implementation of Climate Ready Boston initiatives. This includes advancing coastal resilience and heat resilience strategies, prioritizing equitable electrification and creating a community tree care program.Referred to  Action details Video Video
2023-0118 1 Mayor OrderMessage and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of Two Hundred Ninety-Seven Thousand Two Hundred Dollars ($297,200.00) in the form of a grant, for the FY23 Local Cultural Council Program, awarded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council to be administered by the Office of Arts and Culture. The grant will fund innovative arts, humanities, and interpretive sciences programming that enhance the quality of life in our city.Referred to  Action details Video Video
2023-0119 1 Mayor OrderMessage and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of Two Hundred Thirty-Five Thousand Dollars ($235,000.00) in the form of a grant for the Food, Fuel and Shelter grant, awarded by the Boston Foundation to be administered by the Office of Human Services. The grant will fund the City’s effort to expand its mobile outreach to connect people more equitably and effectively to housing, treatment and other services.Referred to  Action details Video Video
2023-0120 1 Mayor OrderMessage and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of One Hundred Sixty Thousand Dollars ($160,000.00) in the form of a grant for the Immigrant Advancement Fund, awarded by the Donor Group to be administered by the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Advancement. The grant will fund programs, initiatives, events and small grants that enable immigrants to play an active role in the economic, civic, social and cultural life of the City of Boston.Referred to  Action details Video Video
2023-0121 1 Mayor OrderMessage and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount One Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars ($150,000.00) in the form of a grant, for the FY22 COVID-19 SA/DV Trust Fund, awarded by the MA Department of Public Health to be administered by the Police Department. The grant will fund two full-time Domestic Violence advocates who will work with social service agency partners at the Boston Public Health Commission’s Family Justice Center. This funding is Year 2 of a two year contract.The rules were suspended; the order was passed.  Action details Video Video
2023-0122 1 Mayor OrderMessage and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of One Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars ($150,000.00) in the form of a grant, for the Age Strong Universal Fund, awarded by the Donor Group to be administered by the Age Strong Commission. The grant will fund senior center programs and services for older adults in Boston through small contributions from various donors in the amount not to exceed One Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars ($150,000.00).Referred to  Action details Video Video
2023-0123 1 Mayor OrderMessage and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of One Hundred Nineteen Thousand Two Hundred Forty-Five Dollars and Fifty-Three Cents. ($119,245.53) in the form of a grant for the FY22 Violence Against Women Act, a STOP Grant, awarded by the United States Department of Justice, passed through the MA Executive Office of Public Safety and Security, to be administered by the Police Department. The grant will fund a Civilian Domestic Violence Advocate who will provide services for victims in Jamaica Plain, East Boston and Charlestown, as well as overtime for all civilian domestic violence advocates citywide.The rules were suspended; the order was passed.  Action details Video Video
2023-0124 1 Mayor OrderMessage and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of Ninety-Two Thousand Seven Hundred Thirty-Six Dollars ($92,736.00) in the form of grant for the Federal FY22 Emergency Management Performance Grant, awarded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, passed through the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency, to be administered by the Mayor’s Office of Emergency Management. The grant will fund facility improvements and technology upgrades at the Bragdon Street operations site.The rules were suspended; the order was passed.  Action details Video Video
2023-0125 1 Mayor OrderMessage and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of Three Thousand Dollars ($3,000.00) in the form of a grant, for the Federal FY16 Innovations In Community Based Crime Reduction (formerly the Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation Grant) awarded by the United States Department of Justice, passed through the Boston Public Health Commission, to be administered by the Police Department. The grant will fund the 10% administrative fee on the $30,722.00 grant for five video cameras in the Bowdoin/Geneva neighborhood. This is a grant amendment for accounting purposes.The rules were suspended; the order was passed.  Action details Video Video
2023-0126 1 Report of Public OfficerNotice was received from the Police Commissioner in accordance with Section 3 of the Boston Trust Act regarding civil immigration detainer results for calendar year 2022.Placed on file.  Action details Video Video
2023-0127 1 Report of Public OfficerNotice was received from the Mayor of her absence from the City from 9:00 A.M. on Friday, December 23, 2022 until 5:00 P.M. on Monday, December 26, 2022.Placed on file.  Action details Video Video
2023-0128 1 Report of Public OfficerNotice was received from the Mayor of the reappointment of Quoc Tran as a member of the Boston School Committee.Placed on file.  Action details Video Video
2023-0129 1 Report of Public OfficerNotice was received from the Mayor of the reappointment of Jeri Robison as a member to the Boston School Committee.Placed on file.  Action details Video Video
2023-0130 1 Report of Public OfficerNotice was received from the Mayor to designate Judge Leslie Harris, as a chairperson of the Internal Affairs Oversight Panel, effective January 4, 2023.Placed on file.  Action details Video Video
2023-0131 1 Report of Public OfficerNotice was received from the Mayor to designate E. Peter Alvarez as a Chairperson to the Civilian Review Board of the Office of Police Accountability and Transparency, effective January 4, 2023.Placed on file.  Action details Video Video
2023-0132 1 Report of Public OfficerNotice was received from the Mayor of the appointment of Stephanie Everett, as Chair of the Office of Police Accountability and Transparency, effective January 2, 2023.Placed on file.  Action details Video Video
2023-0133 1 Council Home Rule PetitionHome Rule Petition Authorizing Additional Restricted Liquor Licenses.Referred to  Action details Video Video
2023-0134 1 Council Home Rule PetitionHome Rule Petition for a special law re: An act relative to the retirement benefits of the surviving beneficiary of Robert Lawler.Passed  Action details Video Video
2023-0135 1 Matters Recently Heard-For Possible ActionPetition for a Special Law re: An Act Relative to Reorganization of the Boston School Committee.Referred to  Action details Video Video
2023-0136 1 Council OrdinanceOrdinance Creating a Municipal Identification Card in the City of Boston.Referred to  Action details Video Video
2023-0137 1 Council OrdinanceOrdinance Establishing Protections for the City of Boston Tree Canopy. On motion of Councilor Arroyo, Rule 12 was invoked to include Councilor Lara as co-sponsor.Referred to  Action details Video Video
2023-0138 1 Council OrdinanceOrdinance regulation and enforcement of keeping honey bees. On motion of Councilor Louijeune, Rule 12 was invoked to include Councilor Bok as co-sponsor.Referred to  Action details Video Video
2023-0139 1 Council OrdinanceText amendment to the Boston zoning code with respect to honey bees. On motion of Councilor Louijeune, Rule 12 was invoked to include Councilor Arroyo as co-sponsor.Referred to  Action details Video Video
2023-0140 1 Council Hearing OrderOrder for a hearing on efforts to proactively combat summer violence in the City of Boston.Referred to  Action details Video Video
2023-0141 1 Council Hearing OrderOrder for a hearing regarding barriers to small businesses.Referred to  Action details Video Video
2023-0142 1 Council Hearing OrderOrder for a hearing regarding a cradle-to-career educational data tracking system.Referred to  Action details Video Video
2023-0143 1 Council Hearing OrderOrder for a hearing to address gun violence. On motion of Councilor Worrell, Rule 12 was invoked to include Councilor Louijeune as co-sponsor.Referred to  Action details Video Video
2023-0144 1 Council Hearing OrderOrder for a hearing to discuss pest control in the City of Boston. On motion of Councilor Flynn, Rule 12 was invoked to include Councilor Coletta as co-sponsor.Referred to  Action details Video Video
2023-0145 1 Council Hearing OrderOrder for a hearing to discuss the safety of light poles, bridges, and other public infrastructure in the City of Boston.Referred to  Action details Video Video
2023-0146 1 Council Hearing OrderOrder for a hearing regarding the coordination of construction and utility permits.Referred to  Action details Video Video
2023-0147 1 Council Hearing OrderOrder for a hearing to establish a climate change and environmental justice curriculum in Boston Public Schools. On motion of Councilor Coletta, Rule 12 was invoked to include Councilor Louijeune as co-sponsor.Referred to  Action details Video Video
2023-0148 1 Council Hearing OrderOrder for a hearing regarding contraception and menstrual product vending machines in the City of Boston. On motion of Councilor Coletta, Rule 12 was invoked to include Councilor Arroyo as co-sponsor.Referred to  Action details Video Video
2023-0149 1 Council Hearing OrderOrder for a hearing regarding a tree mitigation fund for the City of Boston. On motion of Councilor Coletta, Rule 12 was invoked to include Councilor Breadon as co-sponsor.Referred to  Action details Video Video
2023-0150 1 Council Hearing OrderOrder for a hearing regarding a comprehensive, district-wide planning process for Boston's waterfront.Referred to  Action details Video Video
2023-0151 1 Council Hearing OrderOrder for a hearing to address contaminated beverages in clubs and bars. On motion of Councilor Coletta, Rule 12 was invoked to include Councilor Bok as co-sponsor.Referred to  Action details Video Video
2023-0152 1 Council Hearing OrderOrder for a hearing to explore municipal bonds and other fiscal options to increase affordable housing and community investments. On motion of Councilor Louijeune, Rule 12 was invoked to include Councilor Bok as co-sponsor.Referred to  Action details Video Video
2023-0153 1 Council Hearing OrderOrder for a hearing regarding biannual review of the Boston Employment Commission and Boston Residents Jobs Policy. On motion of Councilor Louijeune, Rule 12 was invoked to include Councilor Fernandes Anderson as co-sponsor.Referred to  Action details Video Video
2023-0154 1 Council Hearing OrderOrder for a hearing on fire and emergency disaster relief services in the City of Boston. On motion of Councilor Louijeune, Rule 12 was invoked to include Councilor Breadon as co-sponsor.Referred to  Action details Video Video
2023-0155 1 Council Hearing OrderOrder for a hearing to discuss an increase in racist incidents in Boston and the Human Rights Commission's role in tracking, reporting, and addressing discrimination and civil rights violations.Referred to  Action details Video Video
2023-0156 1 Council Hearing OrderOrder for a hearing to discuss regulation of limited service pregnancy centers and crisis pregnancy centers in the City of Boston. On motion of Councilor Louijeune, Rule 12 was invoked to include Councilor Coletta as co-sponsor.Referred to  Action details Video Video
2023-0157 1 Council Hearing OrderOrder for a hearing regarding the state of anti-displacement as to Boston's Acquisition Opportunity Program. On motion of Councilor Louijeune, Rule 12 was invoked to include Councilor Fernandes Anderson as co-sponsor.Referred to  Action details Video Video
2023-0158 1 Council Hearing OrderOrder for a hearing on the needs and services for migrant populations. On motion of Councilor Louijeune, Rule 12 was invoked to include Councilor Fernandes Anderson as co-sponsor.Referred to  Action details Video Video
2023-0159 1 Council Hearing OrderOrder for a hearing regarding a review of COVID-19 recovery funds. On motion of Councilor Bok, Rule 12 was invoked to include Councilor Worrell as co-sponsor.Referred to  Action details Video Video
2023-0160 1 Council Hearing OrderOrder for a hearing regarding the supplemental sidewalk clearance program during snowstorms in Boston.Referred to  Action details Video Video
2023-0161 1 Council Hearing OrderOrder for a hearing regarding increasing public housing in the City of Boston.Referred to  Action details Video Video
2023-0162 1 Council Hearing OrderOrder for a hearing regarding enhancing Boston's COVID recovery via competitive federal grants provided by the B.I.L. and I.R.A. On motion of Councilor Bok Rule 12 was invoked to include Councilor Coletta as co-sponsor.Referred to  Action details Video Video
2023-0163 1 Council Hearing OrderOrder for a hearing addressing sexual assault and harassment in Boston Public Schools.Referred to  Action details Video Video
2023-0164 1 Council Hearing OrderOrder for a hearing on discrimination in lending and appraisals. On motion of Councilor Louijeune, Rule 12 was invoked to include Councilor Bok as co-sponsor.Referred to  Action details Video Video
2023-0165 1 Council Hearing OrderOrder for a hearing on government transparency and accountability towards service provision and spending on ELL students. On motion of Councilor Mejia, Rule 12 was invoked to include Councilor Fernandes Anderson as co-sponsor.Referred to  Action details Video Video
2023-0166 1 Matters Recently Heard-For Possible ActionOrder for a hearing to ensure that the Boston Police and Schools Safety officers work together to ensure a safe environment for all our students and staff in the Boston Public Schools.Referred to  Action details Video Video
2023-0167 1 Council Hearing OrderOrder for a hearing on government transparency and accountability towards COVID safety in Boston Public Schools.Referred to  Action details Video Video
2023-0168 1 Council Hearing OrderOrder for a hearing on the civil rights and liberties of returning citizens and re-entry into their Boston communities. On motion of Councilor Louijeune, Rule 12 was invoked to include Councilor Fernandes Anderson as co-sponsor.Referred to  Action details Video Video
2023-0169 1 Council Hearing OrderOrder for a hearing on government accountability, transparency, and accessibility of decision-making protocols in city government.Referred to  Action details Video Video
2023-0170 1 Council Hearing OrderOrder for a hearing on government accountability and transparency around the Clougherty Pool closure in Charlestown. On motion of Councilor Mejia, Rule 12 was invoked to include Councilor Louijeune as co-sponsor.Referred to  Action details Video Video
2023-0171 1 Council Hearing OrderOrder for a hearing diversifying cannabis business models.Referred to  Action details Video Video
2023-0172 1 Council Hearing OrderWithdrawn from the Meetingwithdrawn  Action details Not available
2023-0173 1 Council Hearing OrderOrder for a hearing on "Green New Deal for BPS" plans, specifically the plan to merge six schools into three and split each of them onto two campuses.Referred to  Action details Video Video
2023-0174 1 Council 17F OrderOrder requesting certain information under section 17F re: Special Education for Private School from School Year 2019-2023.Passed under suspension of the rules.  Action details Video Video
2023-0175 1 Council 17F OrderOrder requesting certain information under section 17F re: Grant for IDEA grant set aside for Private School Spec Ed.Passed under suspension of the rules.  Action details Video Video
2023-0176 1 Personnel OrdersCouncilor Flynn for Councilor Coletta offered the following: Order for the appointment of temporary employee Gabriela Ramirez in City Council, effective January 7, 2023.Passed under suspension of the rules.  Action details Video Video
2023-0177 1 Personnel OrdersCouncilor Flynn for Councilor Worrell offered the following: Order for the appointment of temporary employee Angela Yarde in City Council, effective January 7, 2023.Passed under suspension of the rules.  Action details Video Video
2023-0178 1 Personnel OrdersCouncilor Flynn offered the following: Order for the appointment of temporary employees in City Council, effective December 17, 2022.Passed under suspension of the rules.  Action details Video Video
2023-0179 1 Personnel OrdersCouncilor Flynn for Councilor Bok offered the following: Order for the appointment of temporary employee Kennedy Avery, Anthony Baez and Jacob Werner in City Council, effective January 7, 2023.Passed under suspension of the rules.  Action details Video Video
2023-0180 1 Personnel OrdersCouncilor Flynn offered the following: Order for the appointment of temporary employee Meghan Kavanagh in City Council, effective January 7, 2022.Passed under suspension of the rules.  Action details Video Video
2023-0209 1 Council OrdinanceOrdinance Amending CBC 2-8.3. Councilor Flynn moved for substituted language. Motion prevailed.The rules were suspended; the ordinance was adopted.  Action details Video Video
GS-1/11/23 1 Green SheetLegislative Calendar for January 11, 2023.   Action details Not available
2023-0181 1 Consent Agenda ResolutionResolution in recognition of Brighton Marine.   Action details Video Video
2023-0182 1 Consent Agenda ResolutionResolution recognizing Boston Carnival Volunteers 2022.   Action details Video Video
2023-0183 1 Consent Agenda ResolutionResolution recognizing Renee Dozier.   Action details Video Video
2023-0184 1 Consent Agenda ResolutionResolution recognizing Van Amanda Le.   Action details Video Video
2023-0185 1 Consent Agenda ResolutionResolution in memory of Dorothy Collins.   Action details Video Video
2023-0186 1 Consent Agenda ResolutionResolution in memory of Barbara Hurley.   Action details Video Video
2023-0187 1 Consent Agenda ResolutionResolution in memory of Janet A. Bartel (Hogan).   Action details Video Video
2023-0188 1 Consent Agenda ResolutionResolution in memory of Margarita E. Belloti.   Action details Video Video
2023-0189 1 Consent Agenda ResolutionResolution in memory of Phyllis Zandi.   Action details Video Video
2023-0190 1 Consent Agenda ResolutionResolution in memory of Beverly Ann Sullivan Gibbons.   Action details Video Video
2023-0191 1 Consent Agenda ResolutionResolution recognizing the Cape Verdean Association of Boston.   Action details Video Video
2023-0192 1 Consent Agenda ResolutionResolution congratulating Sgt. Paul E. Delaney on his thirty-six years of service to the Boston Police Department and the City of Boston.   Action details Video Video
2023-0193 1 Consent Agenda ResolutionResolution in memory of Michael J. Koumarianos.   Action details Video Video
2023-0194 1 Consent Agenda ResolutionResolution in memory of Thomas V. McDonough, Sr.   Action details Video Video
2023-0195 1 Consent Agenda ResolutionResolution in memory of William George Kefalis.   Action details Video Video
2023-0196 1 Consent Agenda ResolutionResolution recognizing Marianne Regan.   Action details Video Video
2023-0197 1 Consent Agenda ResolutionResolution recognizing Debra DaSilva.   Action details Video Video
2023-0198 1 Consent Agenda ResolutionResolution recognizing Jessie Stokes.   Action details Video Video
2023-0199 1 Consent Agenda ResolutionResolution recognizing January 15th as "Legal Sea Foods Chowda Day".   Action details Not available
2023-0200 1 Consent Agenda ResolutionResolution recognizing Mike Testa.   Action details Video Video
2023-0201 1 Consent Agenda ResolutionResolution in memory of Mary Wild.   Action details Video Video
2023-0202 1 Consent Agenda ResolutionResolution recognizing Norman Knight.   Action details Video Video
2023-0203 1 Consent Agenda ResolutionResolution recognizing Highland Street Foundation.   Action details Video Video
2023-0204 1 Consent Agenda ResolutionResolutions recognizing 34 city workers on their retirements.   Action details Video Video
2023-0205 1 Consent Agenda ResolutionResolution in memory of John Merrill Norton.   Action details Video Video
2023-0206 1 Consent Agenda ResolutionResolution in memory of Betty Walker.   Action details Video Video
2023-0207 1 Consent Agenda ResolutionResolution in recognition of Jerry Deneumoustier.   Action details Video Video
2023-0208 1 Consent Agenda ResolutionResolution in memory of Patricia A. (Vittorini) Tessitore   Action details Video Video